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Destination Jupiter: What to expect during the Juno mission

Juno, jupiter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now that the Juno spacecraft is settled in orbit around Jupiter, the real work is about to begin. Juno will fly closer to Jupiter than any other spacecraft, skipping over cloud tops and peering deep inside to uncover clues about the giant planet’s formation. Scientists hope that understanding how Jupiter formed can help explain how Earth ...

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Quebec town ravaged by train fire wants rail to bypass it

Lac-Megantic Quebec, derailment

LAC MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — A runaway oil train brought death and destruction to this tiny community in Quebec, killing 47 people and destroying dozens of buildings. Three years later, trains still roll through downtown, just feet from restaurants and shops. Residents who see them as a haunting reminder of the conflagration want trains re-routed around the town, and a ...

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Chevron, Exxon and others to spend $36.8B in Kazakhstan

Eagle Ford news, rig count, oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Chevron, Exxon Mobil and its other partners say they will spend $36.8 billion to develop more oil in Kazakhstan. The project is expected to increase production to about 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022. Chevron, Exxon Mobil and its partners are forming a venture called Tengizchevroil. Chevron owns 50 percent of Tengizchevroil. ...

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AP Interview: Jordan eager to reach nuclear deal with US

Jordan, nuclear program.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is eager to reach a nuclear cooperation deal with the United States after a long impasse over uranium enrichment and both sides appear ready to compromise, the kingdom’s nuclear chief said. An agreement would give Jordan access to U.S. technology, including small modular reactors that could fit well into the country’s fledgling nuclear energy program, ...

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Burlington vigil to mark Quebec oil train wreck anniversary

Lac-Megantic Quebec, derailment

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Environmentalists in Vermont are planning a vigil to mark the third anniversary of the wreck of an oil train in Quebec that killed 47. The group, 350-Vermont, says the July 6, 2013 accident in southeastern Quebec highlighted the dangers of the growing use of trains to ship crude oil. The group is planning its event on ...

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Canada court overturns approval of Enbridge oil pipeline

enbridge pipeline protests, canada

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the previous government’s controversial approval of a pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia. In a ruling released Thursday, the court said the former Conservative government did not adequately consult aboriginal communities regarding their traditional territory or accommodate their concerns. “It would have ...

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CHARGE – Energy Branding Conference works to give energy retailers competitive edge

Charge energy branding conference Iceland

The island nation of Iceland offers profoundly beautiful landscapes and unique natural wonders. While Las Vegas may have its neon lights, Iceland has the northern lights. Vast wilderness, colorful cities and vibrant culture attracts visitors from across the world. One of Iceland’s biggest draws is its thermal energy pools and spas. These thermal pools are a source of natural therapy ...

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Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

Nazi, Lithuania, Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The tunnel, located in the Ponar forest, known today as Paneriai, outside of the Lithuanian capital ...

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Huge helium gas field found in Tanzania said ‘game changer’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The discovery of a huge helium gas field in East Africa is a “game changer for the future security of society’s helium needs” amid a global shortage, researchers in Britain said Tuesday. The discovery in Tanzania is the result of a new exploration approach for the precious gas that is essential to spacecraft, MRI scanners, nuclear energy, ...

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Qatar Petroleum, Total form new company to develop oil field

OPEC official: Oil production freeze deal likely to be reached

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Petroleum and France’s Total on Monday signed an agreement to create a new company that will develop and operate one of the world’s largest oil fields located in the Arab Gulf country. QP announced that the new North Oil Company will be 70 percent owned by Qatar Petroleum and 30 percent by Total. ...

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