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BSEE: One-third of Gulf oil output remains 'shut-in' two days after Michael

BSEE: One-third of Gulf oil output remains 'shut-in' two days after Michael

Business
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Some hydrocarbon producers that evacuated facilities and suspended extraction in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Michael had not yet fully restarted operations as of noon on Friday. As much as 32 percent of the area's crude oil production and 13 percent of the natural gas production still "shut-in," a U.S. agency said Friday. The volumes indicated in the Friday report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement corresponding to the 'shut-in' production were 550,313 barrels per day of crude oil and 334 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. As of 11:30 a.m. EST on Friday, personnel from only nine production platforms, or just over one percent of the total 687 manned platforms, remained evacuated. "The production percentages are calculated using informa...
Cryptocurrencies suffer $18 billion drop in value over three days

Cryptocurrencies suffer $18 billion drop in value over three days

Finance
This was a tough week for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin finally began to stabilize Friday, but not before the total cryptocurrency market lost $ 18 billion of its already waning value in the course of a few days. The world's largest and most widely owned digital asset began its slide Wednesday evening and fell below $ 6,200 for the first time in a month, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin was mostly stable in the $ 6,200 range as of Friday afternoon but had kicked this week off well above $ 6,500, ending the week about 5 percent lower. Other cryptoc...
Survivor pulled out two days after ferry disaster

Survivor pulled out two days after ferry disaster

World
A survivor has been pulled out of a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, two days after the boat sunk with as many as 300 people on board. The man, an engineer, had shut himself in a "special room" sealed with enough air to allow him to stay alive, according to reports from local member of parliament Joseph Mkundi.Divers rescued him from inside the MV Nyerere after hearing sounds that indicated signs of life. 0:54 Video: Ferry capsizes close to Tanzania pier ...
BREAKING: Cheryl announces split from Liam Payne days after her birthday

BREAKING: Cheryl announces split from Liam Payne days after her birthday

Entertainment
Cheryl has announced her split from Liam Payne.The star took to social media to break the news.Posting on the official Cheryl Twitter page she wrote: "We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together." GETTY SPLIT: Cheryl announces split from Liam Payne TWITTER/ CHERYL BREAK UP: Cheryl announces split from Liam Payne The news comes after Liam failed to publicly wish Cheryl a happy birthday yesterday.Cheryl shared a rare stunning s...
Revealed: Why days on Earth are getting longer

Revealed: Why days on Earth are getting longer

Technology
A new study has revealed days are getting longer as the Earth's rotation slows. Researchers used rock sediments to analyse the Earth's relationship to the moon 1.4 billion years ago.They discovered the moon's effect on the Earth meant a day lasted just over 18 hours back then.This is partly because the moon used to be much closer, changing the way the Earth spins on its axis, and is moving away from the planet."As the moon moves away, the Earth is like a spinning figure skater who slows down as they stretch their arms out," explained Professor Stephen Meyers, professor of geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The moon is currently moving away from the Earth at a rate of 3.82 centimetres a year - a speed which poses tough questions for scientists.Assuming that ra...