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Stories for March 7th 2018

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 11:21 UTC

    The UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Women’s Day

    More than a billion women around the world lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence said UN Secretary-General’

    We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:51 UTC

    “Weak flesh” reignites in Brazil's major food processor and world's largest poultry exporter

    The scandal prompted several export markets to temporarily close their doors to Brazil, the world’s largest exporter of beef as well as chicken.

    Brazilian police arrested the former chief executive of major food processor BRF SA on charges that he and other executives knew the company, the world’s largest poultry exporter, engaged in fraud to evade food safety checks. Shares in BRF plunged 19% on the Sao Paulo stock exchange as the arrest compounded concerns about BRF’s leadership following a 1.1 billion Reais loss last year.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:45 UTC

    Exxon-Mobil hits oil jackpot offshore Guyana: future production of 500.000 bpd

    Pacora will be developed together with giant Payara field, and with other phases, will help bring Guyana production to more than 500,000 barrels per day

    United States-based oil giant ExxonMobil says the latest oil discovery in Guyana will help bring production to more than 500,000 barrels per day. In a statement, the oil company said that it was satisfied with the discovery in the Pacora Well that was safely drilled to a depth of 18,363 feet in 6,781 feet of water. It said drilling began on January 29 this year.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:40 UTC

    Venezuela oil production 1.5 million bpd short of its historic output

    Venezuela’s oil production fell 13% in 2017 to a 28-year low of about 2.072 million bpd., an estimated 1.5 million bpd short

    Venezuela’s oil production is running 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) short of its historic output but it is something that the country must address itself, Ecuador oil minister Carlos Perez said. Caracas should address the shortfall on its own, added Perez on the sidelines of the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:36 UTC

    US shale oil output surge set to influence world market in next five years

    Non-OPEC production is set to rise 5.2 million bpd by 2023 to 63.3 million bpd. Shale oil production will account for over half of the world's output growth

    United States shale oil output is set to surge over the next five years as drillers recover rapidly from a three-year slump, the International Energy Agency said, sharply upgrading its previous growth forecasts. A landmark deal in 2017 between OPEC and other oil producers including Russia to curb output in order to battle a global glut materially improved the outlook for other producers as oil prices rose sharply throughout the year, the IEA said.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    YPF plans shale oil and gas production to increase 35% during 2018

    Gonzalez said YPF plans to drill 100 wells in 12 different areas of Vaca Muerta, after costs for horizontal wells fell to US$1,390 per lateral foot in the fourth quarter

    Argentina’s state-owned oil company YPF SA expects shale oil and gas production to grow 35% in 2018, as costs in the Vaca Muerta shale play continue to fall, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Gonzalez said. Still, declining production in mature fields means overall hydrocarbon output will fall 2 to 3% in 2018 after a 5.3% reduction in 2017, Chairman Miguel Gutierrez said.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    EU readies list of US goods to be hit by taxes if Trump imposes tariffs

    EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström said, “We are looking at possibilities to retaliate, we will also put taxes or tariffs on US imports to the EU”

    Motorbikes, whiskey and T-shirts are among the US goods that could be hit by EU taxes if the US imposes import tariffs on steel and aluminum. The EU has drawn up a target list of 100 US goods worth €2.8bn (US$3.5bn), the BBC understands.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    NASA satellites help discover super-colony of Adelie penguins in Antarctica Danger Islands

    The group of nine rocky islands, off the northern tip nearest South America, in the northwest Weddell Sea, houses one of Adelie penguin largest colonies in the world

    A thriving “hotspot” of 1.5 million Adelie penguins, a species fast declining in parts of the world, has been discovered on remote islands off the Antarctic Peninsula, surprised scientists. The first bird census of the Danger Islands unearthed over 750,000 Adelie breeding pairs, more than the rest of the area combined, the team reported in the journal Scientific Reports.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:14 UTC

    Trump's top economic advisor stepping down after losing trade policy battle

    Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, has been the leading internal opponent to Trump’s planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum

    Top economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 07:32 UTC

    UK threatens Russia with robust response if ex spy and daughter have been poisoned

    Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found collapsed in their home town in southern England on Sunday, showing symptoms of poisoning.

    Britain has threatened a “robust” response if it is proven that Russia is behind the apparent attempted killing of a former double agent. Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found collapsed in their home town in southern England on Sunday, showing symptoms of poisoning.

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