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Plasmonic dye-sensitized solar cell developed at the Stanford University, USA

First plasmonic dye - sensitized solar panels were developed by engineers of the Stanford University (USA) who used a semi-porous metal and transparent to light and electrically conductive base, called titania.

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Statoil discovers gas reserves near the Gullfaks South field

Statoil, the largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, has found gas and condensate located about 2 km west of the Gullfaks South field, in the middle sector of the North Sea.

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Daily Energy Overview, Wednesday, February 09, 2011

London crude prices surged by 60 cents to $100.52 a barrel by 07:10 GMT on Wednesday due to constraints in North Sea supplies, still transit through the Canal Suez was unaffected. Meanwhile, U.S. crude for March rose 66 cents to $87.60 a barrel, the spread between the two benchmarks widening to $12.92 a barrel. The turmoil in Egypt had pushed the oil market up during last 15 days, though the effects on U.S. oil prices are reducing now.

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Ofgem will impose financial penalties on three power grid companies

Ofgem, the UK energy regulator, has imposed financial penalties to three local power grid firms of a total of £1million for connection delays to the local electricity network.

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Italian oil tanker attacked by five pirates

The Italian oil tanker, Savina Caylin was captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday with a crew of five Italians and 17 Indians on board.

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