Articles by Zainab Calcuttawala

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Qatar Just Ran Out Of This Unlikely Natural Resource

Qatar is running out of sand needed for the construction of facilities for the 2022 World Cup due to the months-long Gulf blockade against Doha, according to new reports emerging from the region. Generally, oil and fresh water are the most precious com…


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Airbus, Rolls Royce, And Siemens To Create Hybrid Airplane

Hybrid electric planes could be the next new thing in aviation. Airbus, Rolls Royce, and Siemens are working together to create technology for the flying vehicles, according to a new report by Business Insider. The “E-Fan C program” began back in 2012,…


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The UAE Plans The Last Few Decades Of Its Oil Game

Abu Dhabi’s state oil company ADNOC will soon expand its investments to refineries abroad, a new report by Bloomberg indicates, suggesting the emirate is seeking to strengthen ties with its petrostate counterparts around the world in the industry’s dyi…


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Alberta’s Economy Is Growing Faster Than Expected

Alberta’s economy is grower faster than projected due to strong growth in oil markets over the course of 2017, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The four-percent growth rate that Alberta saw in 2017 trumps the projected 3.1 percent rate forecaste…


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Exxon Inaugurates 150,000 BPD Offshore Field In Canada

Exxon Mobil inaugurated the Hebron field in Canada’s Newfoundland this week, just as OPEC gears up to announce extended cuts at its quarterly conference in Vienna at the end of the month, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The field will produce 1…


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Exxon Inaugurates 150,000 BPD Offshore Field In Canada

Exxon Mobil inaugurated the Hebron field in Canada’s Newfoundland this week, just as OPEC gears up to announce extended cuts at its quarterly conference in Vienna at the end of the month, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The field will produce 1…


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Samsung’s Graphene-Based Battery Charges In 12 Minutes

Samsung is adding graphene to its lithium batteries to make them last longer and charge faster, according to emerging reports. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) created “graphene balls” to increase battery capacity by 45 percent and c…


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Sweden Burns H&M Clothes As Fuel

A power plant in Stockholm elected to burn damp and soiled clothing from H&M as fuel last week, according to a new report from Mining.com. The plant aims to end all fossil fuel use by the year 2020, prompting the facility to use hydrocarbons in recycle…


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OPEC Will Extend The Cut

There will be an OPEC deal extension—no matter the public tussling between opposing forces in the industry cartel—if the world’s largest oil producers are really determined to end the supply glut. A failure to agree on the market remediation would caus…


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The 10 Most Influential Oil Countries

The world’s top oil exporters are undoubtedly some of the world’s most influential countries. As such, it behooves analysts to always stay abreast of the internal dynamics of these economic power houses. Here’s what’s going on in the countries that hav…