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Ecuador's Waorani tribe vows to protect life in Amazon

- Spears and poisoned blowguns at hand, the Waorani people say they are ready to strike down invaders of their Amazon homelands, just like their forefathers did.

Iraq on track to be third oil supplier in 2030: IEA

Baghdad - Iraq is on track to produce nearly six million barrels of crude daily by 2030, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, which would make it the world's third biggest oil supplier.

Iran FM warns US over Strait of Hormuz

New York - Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday warned the United States of unspecified "consequences" if it tried to seal off to Tehran the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic passage into the oil-rich Gulf.

Iran's Khamenei says US oil sanctions won't go 'without response'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a "hostile measure" that "won't be left without a response"."US efforts to boycott the sale of Iran's oil won't get them anywhere.

Saudi says no immediate plan to boost oil output as Iran waivers end

Apo - Saudi Arabia has no immediate plans to raise oil output after the United States ends sanctions waivers for buyers of Iranian crude, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said Wednesday.

White House economist sees no impact on oil prices from Iran sanctions

Washington - The decision to tighten sanctions on Iran will have "no material impact" on oil prices given the large US supply of petroleum, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Tuesday. "We are a country awash with oil and gas," Kudlow said.

$5-tn fuel exploration plans 'incompatible' with climate goals

Paris - Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new analysis showed Tuesday.

Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump move to end waivers on Iran oil

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran's oil customers, calling it "of great importance" in boosting pressure on Tehran.

New premier of Canada's Alberta to roll back environmental protections

Ottawa - The new conservative leader of Canada's oil-rich Alberta province said Wednesday he will nix its carbon tax, opening up a new battlefront with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of October national elections.

Canada conservatives win Alberta polls in blow to Trudeau

Ottawa - Canada's opposition conservatives won a clear victory in provincial elections in oil-rich Alberta Tuesday, in a setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his environmental policies just six months ahead of national polls.

Turkey hopeful US will extend waiver on Iran sanctions

Washington - Turkey voiced hope Tuesday that the United States will extend an exemption in sanctions to allow it to keep buying oil from Iran, despite tensions between the allies on multiple fronts.

EU Parliament rejects bid to strip Exxon lobbyists of access

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Tuesday rejected a move to strip ExxonMobil lobbyists of their access badges after the US oil giant missed the assembly's first hearing into claims it knowingly misled the public on climate change.

US sanctions companies sending Venezuelan oil to Cuba

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday unveiled financial sanctions on four maritime shipping companies and nine of their oil tankers over crude deliveries to Cuba, to pressure Havana to end support for Venezuela.

US moves to cut off Venezuela oil, Cuba trade

Washington - The United States on Friday announced sanctions on ships of Venezuela's state oil company and companies that link it to key ally Cuba, hoping to cut off vital lifelines for President Nicolas Maduro.

Shell hit with Dutch climate lawsuit

Den Haag - Climate campaigners marched to Shell's headquarters in the Netherlands on Friday and handed the oil giant a lawsuit aimed at forcing it to meet targets in the Paris accord.

Canada Supreme Court rejects Ecuador damages appeal against Chevron

Ottawa - Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a group of Ecuadoran villagers seeking compensation from the Canadian subsidiary of US energy giant Chevron over oil pollution in the Amazon jungle.

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble: IEA

Paris - A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.

Sudan summons Egypt envoy over Red Sea oil bids

Khartoum - Sudan summoned Egypt's ambassador to Khartoum on Thursday to protest Cairo's "illegal" call for oil and gas exploration bids in the Red Sea area of Halayeb, claimed by both countries.

Cradle of Venezuela oil industry is a scene of desolation

Mene Grande - Greasy slicks continue to darken the ground in Mene Grande, a modest town where Venezuela's oil boom was born more than a century ago. But now the days of crude glory are gone, replaced by desolation.The asphalt on the roads is worn down.

Oil producers to decide in June on extending cuts

Bakou - Major oil producers led by Saudi Arabia agreed Monday to keep working together to prop up crude prices, but said they would decide only in June on whether to extend production cuts.

The slippery slope for Venezuela's oil output gets steeper

Caracas - A weeklong blackout and ever-tightening US sanctions have nudged Venezuela's already declining oil production into an even steeper dive, experts say.

India's Reliance caps Venezuelan oil purchases

Mumbai - India's biggest private oil refiner Reliance Industries has capped crude imports from sanction-hit Venezuela, the company said Thursday, following pressure from the United States.

Myanmar's black gold lures plucky oil drillers

Magway - As clouds of acrid, black smoke belched above the flames engulfing an artisanal oil field in central Myanmar, prospectors from nearby hillsides arrived in droves, hoping for riches from a fresh line of black gold.

Russia and OPEC: convenience but no marriage

Moscow - Two years after they teamed up to take back control of oil markets, the alliance between Russia and OPEC continues to be effective.

World's biggest sovereign wealth fund to decide on dumping oil

Oslo - Norway will announce on Friday whether its sovereign wealth fund, which is the world's biggest and has been fuelled by petrodollars, will divest its oil and gas holdings in a decision keenly awaited by climate activists.

Turkey says it will start drilling off Cyprus 'in coming days'

Istanbul - Two Turkish ships will begin drilling in search of oil and gas off Cyprus "in the coming days", Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke tensions on the divided island.

Cuba eyes Qatar, Algeria for oil with Venezuela in crisis

Havana - With top ally Venezuela in crisis, Cuba is moving to cover its oil needs elsewhere, seeking possible alternative supplies in Qatar and Algeria, officials said Monday.

Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

Tunis - Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital Tripoli, demanding Tunis release a comrade, the foreign ministry and a rights activist said."The foreign ministry is following the case of the Tunisian citizens...

Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040: BP

London - Global energy demand will surge by a third over the next two decades on advancing prosperity, but Indian demand growth will eclipse that of flagging giant China, Britain's BP forecast Thursday.

Twitter trolls sought to sow Canada divisions on pipelines, migrants

Ottawa - Canada's public broadcaster said Tuesday it found in a trove of Twitter messages evidence of possible foreign actors trying to sow divisions between Canadians on pipelines, migrants and other hot-button issues.
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Sonis sounds amplified down toward seabed.
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