Algeria to rejuvenate aging oil wells to boost output

By Lamine Chikhi RHOURD NOUSS, Algeria (Reuters) – Algeria has launched a programme to rejuvenate its ageing oil and gas wells and boost production as part of efforts to address a crash in oil earnings, a senior Sonatrach manager told Reuters. Low prices have slashed the OPEC member’s energy earnings roughly in half, with revenues …

China’s 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea – Fox News

China’s first aircraft carrier and five other warships passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South China Sea on Monday, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said. VIDEO: CRITICS CONCERNED TRUMP COULD START TRADE WAR WITH CHINA The ships, led by the Liaoning, sailed past the Pratas Islands, also known as the Dongsha Islands, a Taiwan-controlled atoll …

‘Rogue One’ tops new releases to dominate holiday box office

LOS ANGELES — It was an intergalactic holiday at movie theaters as “Rogue One” blasted past a spate of new releases to hold onto the top spot at the weekend box office. The “Star Wars” story added another $96 million to its coffers over the four-day holiday period, according to studio estimates Monday. “The power …