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24 июля, 19:52

Arconic Weighs in on London Fire

Arconic Inc. Interim Chief Executive David Hess on Monday expressed sympathy for the victims of a deadly fire last month in London’s Grenfell Tower, but stressed the company had no control over the use of its aluminum panels on the building’s exterior.

19 июля, 12:23

Ученые раскрыли тайну появления гамма-лучей в центре Галактики

Загадочное гамма-излучение, исходящее из центра Галактики, порождает не распадающаяся темная материя, а внегалактические космические лучи, которые тормозятся гигантской электромагнитной «ловушкой» пока неизвестной природы. Об этом сообщает НАСА, передает РИА Новости. «Космические лучи сверхвысоких энергий проводят […]

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19 июля, 11:10

Гамма-телескопы обнаружили высокоэнергетическую ловушку в центре нашей Галактики

Комбинированный анализ данных, полученных с помощью гамма-телескопа GLAST и высокоэнергетической стереоскопической системы (HESS), указывает на то, что в центре нашего Млечного Пути находится высокоэнергетическая ловушка, "просеивающая" любое излучение через себя. Исследование состоялось во многом благодаря использованию пяти телескопов высокоэнергетической стереоскопической системы (HESS), расположенной в Намибии. Этот комплекс фиксирует слабые вспышки, возникающие при поглощении гамма-лучей в верхних слоях атмосферы. Наблюдения подтвердили, что оборудование зарегистрировало диффузное свечение гамма-лучей, достигающее почти 50 триллионов электронвольт (ТэВ). Это примерно в 50 раз больше энергии гамма-излучения, наблюдаемой Большим телескопом Ферми (LAT). Для сравнения — энергия видимого света составляет всего от 2 до 3 электронвольт. Исследование подтвердило догадки о том, что большая часть "космического излучения" и частиц встречают сопротивление во время движения и до поверхности планеты Земля доходит лишь малая часть излучения.

15 июля, 01:08

OPEC Dragging Feet On Capping Libya, Nigeria Oil Production

Kuwati’s OPEC governor, Haitham Al-Ghais, said on Friday that it was not yet time to curb crude oil production in Libya and Nigeria—the two OPEC members with the largest production increases over the last two months. The reason for OPEC’s unwillingness to pull the trigger on a cap for its two African members, according to Al-Ghais, is that both countries need to stabilize further. Both countries have seen a significant increase in oil production in May and June. For the month of May, Libya accounted for OPEC’s sharpest increase…

14 июля, 19:20

Exxon, Hess, Statoil Sign Oil Exploration Deals Offshore Suriname

ExxonMobil, Hess Corporation, and Statoil have signed 30-year production sharing contracts with Suriname’s state oil company Staatsolie for two blocks offshore Suriname, not far from one of the biggest recent discoveries: Liza offshore Guyana. A consortium of Exxon, Hess, and Statoil signed on Thursday a production sharing contract for Block 59, with each company holding a third of the interest. Statoil also signed a deal for Block 60 where it has a 100-percent interest and the operatorship. “For the exploration period, a minimum work…

14 июля, 19:20

Saudi Fuel Oil Demand Jumps While Global Consumption Drops

Residual fuel consumption in Saudi Arabia jumped to 625,000 bpd in April, the highest since October last year, and contrary to the general global trend of declining fuel oil demand worldwide, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). "Although Saudi Arabia increasingly desires to move its domestic power sector away from crude oil towards natural gas, residual fuel oil has become increasingly important,” the IEA said in its monthly oil market report released Thursday, and quoted by Platts. “Indeed, [Saudi] use of fuel oil may…

14 июля, 19:20

Iraq Will Need Iranian Gas For Power Generation

Over the next seven years, Iraq will need Iranian natural gas supplies to feed its power-generation plants, because domestic gas output will not be enough, Iraq’s Minister of Electricity, Qasim Al-Fahdawi, has said. “New stations are entering into service soon, hence the country’s need for gas imports,” Iraqi News quoted Al-Fahdawi as saying. Natural gas output from Iraq’s southern fields in the Basra province will not be enough to meet the demand for powering electricity generation, according to the minister. However,…

13 июля, 00:23

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: He’ll Go His Own Wray

During his Senate confirmation hearing for FBI director, Christopher Wray pledged that he’ll “never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice.”

07 июля, 14:59

Marathon Petroleum (MPC) to Take Call on Speedway Spin Off

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is set to take a final call regarding the transformation of its retail network unit -- Speedway LLC -- into a new independent entity soon.

03 июля, 12:56

Philando Castile’s Family Receives $3 Million Settlement, but No Jury Conviction of a Police Officer

The Philando Castile case is a recent example of a fatal police encounter ending in a settlement, without a criminal conviction of the officer involved.

01 июля, 18:46

Saturday assorted links

1. What Chinese bosses think of American workers. 2. “The share of employment in the manufacturing sector and long-run manufacturing job loss at the county level are not statistically significant in explaining the change in Republican vote shares from 2012 to 2016, when controlling for standard voting determinants.”  Link here. 3. Grenfell and regulatory capture.  […] The post Saturday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

29 июня, 17:14

U.S. Crude Climbs After EIA Reports Drop in Production

Oil prices climbed after the EIA published its weekly inventory report on Wednesday, which showed a drop in U.S. oil output.

28 июня, 14:00

Exxon (XOM), Hess & Statoil Consortium Win Suriname's Block

A consortium of ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM), Hess Corporation (HES) and Statoil ASA (STO) has been awarded a production sharing contract for offshore Block 59 by Suriname's oil agency, Staatsolie.

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26 июня, 20:29

Occidental May Have Overpaid For Its Latest Oil And Gas Acquisition

Analysts are questioning the strategic rationale behind Occidental's Permian purchase from Hess, especially given the seemingly high valuation metrics.

26 июня, 03:27

The Forgotten Tale of a German Soldier's Quest to Prevent World War II

Warfare History Network History, Europe In 1938, Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin undertook a secret prewar mission to Great Britain. At stake: another world war and the lives of millions. Many accounts have been written about the peace mission flight of Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess and his parachute landing in a farm field in Scotland in May 1941 to discuss with the Duke of Hamilton a proposal to end hostilities. Hess was also Reich minister without portfolio and leader of the Nazi Party, among other titles. He piloted his own plane from Augsburg and bailed out over the duke’s estate. In sharp contrast, very little is known about the secret mission to England by Baron Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin that preceded the one by Hitler’s henchman. At the behest of the head of the Abwehr (German intelligence), Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, this Prussian nobleman met in mid-August 1938 with Lord Lloyd, chairman of the British Council; future prime minister Winston Churchill, a vocal critic of the current British government; and Sir Robert Vansittart, an ardent antiappeaser in the Foreign Office. This clandestine operation was orchestrated by the Abwehr as the German military’s anti-Hitler resistance movement sought British support of the German General Staff’s plan to mount a coup d’état against the Nazi regime as the Czechoslovakian crisis was escalating. Kleist-Schmenzin and Canaris Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin was born on March 22, 1890, in Pomerania and had all the trappings of a typical Junker, which included owning a vast tract of land beyond the Elbe River. He was a political conservative who was an active participant in the German National People’s Party. He also supported the concept of a return to a monarchy and harbored devout Christian ideals. In the decade of 1923-1933, he was a staunch opponent of Nazism before Hitler assumed dictatorial power. In 1929, he published a manuscript on the dangers of National Socialism, thereby allowing him to take a prominent place in the ranks of the opposition to Hitler. In 1934, his political party was disbanded by Hitler; however, he still had a prominent place among Germany’s industrialists and entrepreneurs. After 1934, all opposition political parties, the Catholic Church, the Wehrmacht, the financial and industrial sector, and the entire apparatus of the government became dominated by Hitler. Read full article

24 июня, 14:00

Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman

Genevive Dawes was shot and killed in January when police officer Christopher Hess fired into her moving vehicleA grand jury has indicted a Dallas police officer on a charge of aggravated assault for firing into a moving car and killing a 21-year-old woman.Christopher Hess, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation into the death of Genevive Dawes, Dallas police said in a statement on Friday. Continue reading...

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24 июня, 08:41

В мозге нашли 11 измерений

Швейцарские учёные и специалисты IBM нашли в мозге структуры, существующие в четырёх, пяти и даже одиннадцати измерениях. Играючи собирая и разрушая башенки из таких структур, мозг обрабатывает входящие сигналы.

23 июня, 16:01

Bear Market Grips Crude Stocks as U.S. Production Grows

Oil prices fell to 10-month lows after government figures showed an increase in U.S. production to highest levels since Aug 2015.

22 июня, 17:11

North Dakota Production Up in April: Will the Gain Last?

Production in the second-largest oil producing state after Texas was up 2.4% in Apr, though sub-$45 crude might threaten further gains.

22 июня, 16:44

Hess (HES) Downgraded to Sell on Escalating Debt & Weak Oil

On Jun 21, upstream energy player Hess Corporation (HES) was downgraded to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).