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Shell finds oil in deep U.S. waters

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Shell announced that it encountered oil at its Appomattox discovery in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the Mississippi Canyon block.

Shell said it encountered roughly 150 feet of oil pay in an appraisal well in the …

OMV upbeat about Libya, Yemen in 2012

VIENNA, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Austrian energy company OMV said in its earnings report that it aimed to return Libyan crude oil production to pre-war levels in 2012.

A NATO-led military operation in Libya curtailed oil production from one of North Africa’s…

IEA has mixed view on Danish energy

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Denmark is a leader in policies aimed at improving its energy sector but there’s room for improvement and more investment, the IEA said.

Denmark last year outlined a series of energy policies meant to make the co…

GOP blames Obama for high gas prices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Republican lawmakers blamed energy policies from the Obama administration for the recent rise in gasoline prices.

Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill last week that called for more domestic …

Iran claims new oil deal with Ukraine

TEHRAN, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Iranian and Ukrainian entities are investing around $800 million to develop three oil fields in Iranian territory, an Iranian energy official said.

Ahmad Qalebani, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Co., said a con…

Former S. Korea assembly speaker indicted

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Former National Assembly Speaker Park Hee-tae and former presidential aide Kim Hyo-jae have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a political bribery scandal.

Park was indicted for allegedly bribing a fellow ruling pa…

IAEA talks to Iran amid saber rattling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) — Iranian and international officials are meeting this week over the country’s controversial nuclear enrichment activities but odds of progress were seen as slim.

First, Iran was unwilling to recognize the team as inspector…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic militant group on the rise

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 21 (UPI) — Nigeria’s Joint Task Force in Borno state said it killed eight Islamic fundamentalist Boko Haram fighters in a shootout in northeastern Nigeria.

Officials said the battle took place Monday at the Baga Fish Market in M…

Don’t forget about Mali, ICRC warns

BAMAKO, Mali, Feb. 21 (UPI) — Fighting in northern Mali has caused at least 60,000 people to become internally displaced, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Aid group Doctors Without Borders in early February stopped working in Mali …

Report: U.S. cuts off Army Corps fraud

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) — Federal authorities say the defendants in an alleged corruption scandal within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had their sights set on a $780 million contract.

Four people — including two program managers with the Corps …

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