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Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users Read More

Refinery news roundup: Autumn turnarounds set to start in Europe

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London — Planned refinery turnarounds in Europe have been building up, with several sites planning works in September. Meanwhile, news has focused on quarterly results. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Total said that its H1 and Q2 refinery runs were down as a result of “the Read More

One-hit wonder? Revolutionary CRISPR machine can edit hundreds of genes at once

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The revolutionary CRISPR gene editing machine has undergone an incredible upgrade to edit “dozens or even hundreds of genes” at once, allowing scientists to reprogram entire gene networks in one fell swoop. Previously, in the best case scenario, the CRISPR-Cas technique could only modify a handful of genes simultaneously and usually it could only manage Read More

China provides $1 billion in ‘green’ finance to coal projects in first half of the year

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still playing a major role in Beijing’s energy strategy. According to Shanghai-based financial data provider Wind, 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in Read More

Protecting Singapore from rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Protecting Singapore against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the low-lying island-state makes preparations to mitigate the impact of global warming. FILE PHOTO: Passers-by hold their mobile phones as people take a selfie photo using a smartphone, Read More

Refinery news roundup: Minor works at Russian refineries, Antipinsky back

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London — Only minor works were heard at Russian refineries before the start of the autumn refinery turnaround season in October. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Meanwhile, the Antipinsky refinery resumed operations on July 18, Sberbank said in a statement. Socar Energoresurs, a joint venture between Read More

Refinery news roundup: Africa launches come into focus

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London — News has emerged about new launches in Africa. Separately, Engen’s refinery in Durban is facing “some challenges” in production and hence will not be able offer bunker fuel in the spot market until the end of September, sources said. The refinery was “highly unlikely” to resume offering until the end of September, which Read More

Well-safe Solutions awards contracts for dedicated PandA rig

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8/16/2019 ABERDEEN – Well-Safe Solutions has awarded two multi-million-pound contracts to continue the transformation of the Well-Safe Guardian, the decommissioning company’s first asset, into a bespoke plug and abandonment unit. Well-Safe Solutions Global Energy Group and Rigfit7seas have been appointed to deliver the ambitious refurbishment of the semi-submersible drilling rig. Global Energy Group will provide Read More

American, Southwest Airlines bump more passengers after 737 MAX grounding

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) are bumping thousands of passengers off airplanes after their Boeing 737 MAX fleet’s was grounded in mid-March following two fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for Read More