Iran, Iraq, Syria sign $10B gas pipeline deal

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Iran, Iraq, and Syria have signed a deal for the construction of the Middle East’s largest gas pipeline, which would carry gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field to Europe via Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and beneath the Mediterranean Sea. By 2020, Syria will need about 15 to 20 million cubic meters of gas per day and Lebanon will need about five to seven million cubic meters of gas per day.

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Syria to sign Paris Climate pact, leaving US alone; Trump disinvited from climate summit

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This week Syria, the final nation invited to join. Following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord—a global pact to reduce carbon output and curb climate change—only two other nations had not signed the treaty. Now, the U.S. sits alone and isolated internationally on climate policy. global warming United States climate change Donald Trump

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Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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Oil shale deposits in Syria. Syria started research and exploration on oil shale in the 1950s, said Majid Gerjes, Exploration Director, The General Establishment of Geology and. Established by Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Syria and Turkey in partnership with regional and international companies, the centre aims to develop a joint environmental and energy framework, establish common standards for studying and utilizing oil share resources, and attract investors in the sector.).

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Mystery electric BMW, US isolated, Tesla's long odds, Hyundai Ioniq, battery cobalt: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got two BMW electric-car stories (one on battery cobalt, another on a mystery debut later this month), the long odds Tesla faces, the unlikely prospect of Syria one-upping the U.S. on climate, and our last Best Car To Buy 2018 finalist. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The cobalt in electric-car batteries is the cause of much. Today in Car News

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Commercial Satellites Are National Security’s Next Frontier

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government’s response to Syria’s Aug. Meanwhile, the general public already had access to “satellite imagery of the war operations in Syria, horrific videos on YouTube, detailed maps and timelines of events, and audio recordings.” On February 18, President Biden , citing U.S.

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on Russia’s vital energy industry. by Dalan McEndree for

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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Some of the largest migratory outflows are driven by the demand for migrant workers (Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines) or by violence, insecurity and armed conflict (Myanmar, Syria and Venezuela). The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report.

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IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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There are also significant reserves in Jordan, Morocco, Sweden, Syria and Turkey. An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. Different that shale oil—i.e.,

What Does The Next OPEC Meeting Have In Store?

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He said that without solutions to the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, an agreement is unlikely. by Rakesh Upadhyay for The next OPEC meeting on the 2nd of June will act as little more than a forum for continued altercations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Uber, Lyft respond to Trump ban on entry to US from targeted countries

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Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order suspending “immigrant and nonimmigrant entry” into the US from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for 90 days, with the potential for adding further countries of origin to the list of proscribed.

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Opinion: Saudi Oil Strategy: Brilliant Or Suicide?

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They are fighting a multi-front war with Iran directly (in Yemen) and indirectly (in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq). by Dalan McEndree for In the last quarter of 2014, in the face of possible oversupply, Saudi Arabia abandoned its traditional role as the global oil market’s swing producer and therefore it role as unofficial guarantor of existing ($100+ per barrel) prices.

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Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

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In 2015, under pressure to address migration from Syria’s civil war, European leaders failed to build a working redistribution of asylum seekers, but they did set in motion a legal framework for a newly empowered European border agency.

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