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Yemen rebel missile fired at Riyadh 'bears hallmarks' of Iran

A missile fired from Yemen at the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, bears the hallmarks of a weapon provided by Iran, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Nikki Haley said Iran’s actions threatened to drag the world “deeper into a broadening regional conflict”. The missile was shot down by …

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Company proposing oil refinery near ND national park resists calls for additional regulatory scrutiny

But the CEO of California-based Meridian Energy Group resisted those calls, and the Public Service Commission chairman acknowledged the agency doesn’t have the legal authority to compel the company to face the additional regulatory scrutiny. The three-member commission questioned Meridian representatives for almost two hours in what was billed as …

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'It was an uprising from the heart'

This picture of a woman throwing a stone at Israeli forces in Beit Sahour became iconic and the woman’s identity remained a mystery, until now. Thirty years on, she has spoken to the BBC about the photograph. Produced by Eloise Dicker and Nida Ibrahim. December 19, 2017 11:05 pm

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Norwegian Output Drops in November

by  Rigzone Staff | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Norwegian production decreased in November, according to preliminary output figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) released Wednesday. The figures show that November saw an average daily production of 1.81 million barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of …

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Managing HR in Oil, Gas: Q&A with Steve Werner

by  Valerie Jones | Rigzone Staff | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 College professor and published author Steve Werner shares insights on managing HR in the oil and gas industry. It can be tough managing human resources during an industry downturn. And it doesn’t necessarily get easier during the recovery. If …

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Zohr Begins Production

by  Rigzone Staff | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Eni announces the production start up of Zohr, the largest ever discovery of gas in the Mediterranean Sea. Eni SpA announced Wednesday the production start up of Zohr, the largest ever discovery of gas in the Mediterranean Sea. The field, which is …

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Fall In US Crude Stocks, North Sea Outage Supports Prices

by  Reuters | David Gaffen | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Crude prices rose on Wednesday, supported by a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline system. U.S. crude stocks fell by 6.5 million barrels, more than …

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Tax Bill Opens Arctic Refuge for Oil; Expect Delay to Follow

by  Bloomberg | Jennifer A. Dlouhy & Ari Natter | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Congress is close to lifting a 40-year-old ban on energy development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Bloomberg) — Congress is close to lifting a 40-year-old ban on energy development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, …

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A Struggle to Care for Iraq's Disabled

War, prolonged sanctions, and the government’s inability to provide basic services consistently have resulted in the progressive deterioration of Iraq’s once well-performing health system. Hospitals that survived the fighting are often poorly maintained and chronically short of supplies, medication, equipment, and qualified medical staff. This adds to the challenges of …

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ROV Operator Grows Following Funding Boost

by  Rigzone Staff | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ROVOP Limited, an independent operator of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with bases in Aberdeen and Houston, increases its fleet by 50% to meet ongoing customer demand. ROVOP Limited, an independent operator of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with bases in Aberdeen …

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