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Deeper underground: Alien-hunting Mars rover set to drill for signs of life (PHOTO)

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The ESA’s new ‘Rosalind’ rover, tasked with seeking out signs of life on Mars, has been fitted with a drill that will delve deeper than any previous mission, to explore “pristine soil” not-yet damaged by radiation. The rover, named after pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin, is nearing completion at the Airbus Defense and Space factory Read More

Chinese CNPC-led group discovers new oil field in South Sudan: minister

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Highlights Melut Basin finds holds 300 million barrels New discovery in Block 3 near border with Ethiopia Kampala — A consortium led by China’s state-run CNPC has made a new oil discovery in South Sudan’s northeastern Upper Nile state with more than 300 million barrels of recoverable oil, the country’s oil minister Awow Daniel Chuang Read More

Indonesian planters see drought hitting palm oil output

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KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA (Reuters) – Leading palm oil players in Indonesia see production growth being hit in the short to medium term, as the world’s top grower of the edible oil faces drought across major planting regions that is expected to delay fruit ripening and lower output. FILE PHOTO: A worker unloads palm fruit at a Read More

Industry looks to Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 253 for signs of offshore resurgence

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Highlights Total 2019 sales should exceed 2018 totals: BOEM Recent operators’ optimism for US Gulf remains high Crude holding above $50/b breakeven Houston — The oil and gas industry will be closely watching this week’s US Gulf of Mexico lease sale to determine if lower oil prices will slow the renewed optimism in offshore projects, Read More

Equinor completes $965 million GoM acquisition from Shell

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8/19/2019 OSLO – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved Equinor and Shell’s transaction announced in May 2019, in which Equinor exercised its preferential right to acquire 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc for $965 million in cash. Equinor’s interest in the field is now 46%. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Read More

Valuable minerals! Greenland buy isn’t a joke, Trump says he’ll ‘talk to Denmark about it’

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Reports that Donald Trump sees Greenland as a good real estate prospect were no joke, with the White House economic adviser, and then Trump himself confirming that he’s really mulling the purchase of world’s largest island. “It’s an interesting story,” Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. “It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” Read More

Valuable minerals! Greenland buy isn’t a joke & Trump’s actually ‘looking at it’

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Reports that Donald Trump sees Greenland as a good real estate prospect were no joke, with the White House economic adviser confirming that the US president is really mulling the purchase of world’s largest island. “It’s an interesting story,” Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. “It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” I Read More

Valuable minerals! Greenland buy isn’t a joke & Trump’s actually ‘looking at it,’ Kudlow says

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Reports that Donald Trump sees Greenland as a good real estate prospect were no joke, with the White House economic adviser confirming that the US president is really mulling the purchase of world’s largest island. “It’s an interesting story,” Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. “It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” I Read More

Rescued Thai baby dugong killed by ocean plastic

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – An orphaned baby dugong rescued in Thailand earlier this year died on Saturday due to pieces of plastic clogging her digestive system, authorities said. The dugong, whom Thais had fondly taken to calling Marium, meaning “lady of the sea”, had been under the care of Thai authorities since she was founded stranded Read More