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A view shows pipes at the landing facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse//File Photo

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DUESSELDORF/FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Germany’s grid regulator, which would be in charge of gas rationing in the event of a supply emergency, has received dozens of requests for exemption from across the industry, reflecting fears of possible production cuts and losses.

Germany is in phase two of a three-step contingency plan following a reduction in gas flows from Russia, its main supplier, a major problem for the industry, which accounts for a quarter of demand for country gas.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that gas prices, which have soared due to uncertainty over Russian supplies, will not come down quickly as governments around the world see fuel as a bridge on their decarbonization path. .

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As industry and regulators try to come up with a plan for what happens in phase three – when rationing comes into effect – individual sectors have started to seek leniency and some companies have started to change the practices of work to reduce energy consumption.

“An application procedure is not planned. The Federal Network Agency continues to receive many letters from virtually all sectors,” a spokesperson for the German network regulator (BNetzA) said in email statements. .

“Blanket exemptions are not provided for in current law,” the spokesperson said, adding that the regulator was maintaining “constant dialogue” with industry to prepare for a gas supply emergency.

The major gas-consuming sectors that have made their voices heard publicly are the glass, steel, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, where gas is used to manufacture everything from plastics and fertilizers to fibers and solvents.

Around 120 BNetzA employees work on crisis prevention and management.

Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) is providing 20% ​​of the usual capacity of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which normally carries around a third of Russia’s gas exports to Europe, in an energy stalemate rooted in the invasion of Ukraine by Moscow.

The regulator has started collecting data from Germany’s biggest industry players, an effort it says has attracted a “very high” level of participation from 2,750 companies.

The BNetzA said it was trying to compile a list of closures for the industry based on six criteria, which include the size of a business, the economic damage as well as the costs and time it would take to restart. specific facilities.

“Everyone now knows how serious the situation is,” said Alexander Theusner of law firm Roedl & Partner, who advised the clients to draft the letters.

In the event of a crisis, private households will have priority, but not total, over industry, while hospitals, care facilities and other public sector institutions with special needs would be the last to be disrupted.

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]]> UNILAG partners with NORD motors to manufacture drones https://baisieux.net/unilag-partners-with-nord-motors-to-manufacture-drones/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:58:33 +0000 https://baisieux.net/unilag-partners-with-nord-motors-to-manufacture-drones/

The partnership aims to further stimulate research among staff and students, especially those in engineering, with first-hand knowledge of vehicle manufacturing.

Speaking on the new development, Pr Ayodele AtsenuwaDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Developmental Services) of the institution, said it was another positive step in the right direction by the university.

She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview Wednesday in Lagos.

Atsenuwa said changing trends in teaching, learning and research at the university remained a key focus area of ​​the current leadership, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

Anything that will allow our researchers, students to have a hands-on learning engagement, always brings us complete satisfaction, as it will be seen that we are actually fulfilling our mandate.


“As we continued to interact with NORD Motors, we understood and learned that it was also involved in drone manufacturing.


“Already he’s doing it domestically and we’ve been able to get his commitment that he can also manufacture it here on our campus, and of course make our students major players in this.”


“Remember that we will also look at the entrepreneurship aspect, because it is also intended to generate income from this partnership”, said the public law professor.

She noted that the development would see the manufacture of drones, not just for university security needs, but for the general public.

Atsenuwa said it will also generate an IGR, as well as create a platform for students to use the whole process as study tools.

She also provided an update on the establishment of the vehicle assembly plant by NORD Motors.

Atsenuwa said work had already started on site at the institution.


“We have just been around to see what is happening on site here at our premises and we have seen the construction of the building which will house the showroom.


“We were told about the adaptations that will be made to the mechanical workshop that existed before to make it an efficient assembly plant.


“So the work has actually started and we’re hoping that by the end of September we’ll be able to get this automotive hub up and running, and that’s exciting,” she says.


Mr. Oluwatobi AjayiCEO of NORD Motors, said the company is set to partner with the university in manufacturing drones to further improve safety in and around the country.


“At this time, we are also going to be a partner of this university in the manufacture of drones.


“We have the technology to make unmanned aerial vehicles that we commonly call drones,” he said.

Ajayi said that the company is currently working in partnership with a company in this regard to manufacture drones for police, surveillance, as well as in the field of research and development.


“We’ve already had a few meetings with them and ours, we’ve done a lot of research.


“It’s something I always designed to be done here at the NORD factory on campus.


“We are already doing the same in Epe and this takes into account that Epe is on the outskirts, while UNILAG is in the heart of the city.


“But I think there is much more than that because the University of Lagos has been a great place for teaching, learning and research and has collaborated with industry and private sectors.


“They told us about it and we agreed, because it’s something we’ve been doing for a while now,” Ajayi said.

According to him, NORD will do a lot of drone research and development at the university and hopefully manufacture some there.

He said that for this to happen quickly, a lot of things had to fall into place.


“For example, we need adequate space, knowing that drones are like vehicles, although much bigger, and therefore need more space for testing.


“But, of course, looking around me, I can see the space that we can use for that, but other things have to fall into place.


“Of course, this is something we are currently working on, something I will be happy to work with UNILAG to achieve.


“This is something we are already doing and we can do much better and easier and more cost effectively with UNILAG, and I think with this collaboration we will be able to solve some of our existing challenges”, Ajayi said.

He said the type of drones NORD wanted to make were not just ordinary drones.


“We will manufacture those that could be deployed for surveillance, firefighting (sky scrappers), law enforcement and border control, especially in the face of the problem of porous borders across the country.


“The drone will be about two meters tall with a wingspan of about three meters.


“Most of the drones we plan to manufacture are not just for surveillance.


“They are such that they could be used by the military, customs and immigration.


“They are larger, not commonly found,” he said.

The president said the drones would ensure that human lives were not put at risk.

He said having it manufactured at the university would also spark student interest, as would the assembly of NORD vehicles.

Ajayi said drones all over the world are for the average person still new technology.

He noted that it would improve critical thinking and spark student interest.

Ajayi said work is progressing well at the company’s site for on-campus vehicle assembly, two weeks after signing a memorandum of understanding with the university.

According to him, work is underway for the construction of the showroom, as well as for the equipment of the assembly plant.

He said it was to enable the entire process of assembling, presenting, selling and servicing the products.


“Engineers are already working on the showroom and we are working very hard to ensure that in six weeks we will be done with the showroom, as well as the equipment for the assembly plant.


“I’m optimistic that by the time we get this place up and running, we’ll be assembling at least five vehicles a day,”

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T-Mobile REVVL 6 vs OnePlus Nord N20 5G: Which one is worth buying? https://baisieux.net/t-mobile-revvl-6-vs-oneplus-nord-n20-5g-which-one-is-worth-buying/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 17:01:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/t-mobile-revvl-6-vs-oneplus-nord-n20-5g-which-one-is-worth-buying/

With a price tag under $200, the REVVL 6 is one of T-Mobile’s cheapest 5G smartphones. But how does it compare to the OnePlus Nord N20 5G?

T-Mobile announced the REVVL 6 as one of two new budget 5G smartphones in its REVVL line of devices, but is it worth buying over the OnePlus Nord N20 5G? Carriers are known to sell phones and tablets from different manufacturers, but a few have their own branded products for their customers to purchase. T-Mobile is one such carrier and sells its own smartphones under the REVVL brand.

T-Mobile announced the first REVVL smartphone in August 2017, and it packed entry-level specs for a super-affordable price of $125. A few months later, it followed it up with the REVVL Plus, which shared some of its key specs with the REVVL but contained a larger screen and battery capacity. Since then, T-Mobile has continued to release new models, including the $200 REVVL V Plus 5G that was announced in 2021.

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The new smartphone from T-Mobile has opted for a design that the iPhone is partly inspired by. It has a flat screen, curved bezel, triple rear camera setup, and plastic build. The REVVL 6 comes in one colorway – China Blue. OnePlus’ phone also borrows some of its design from the iPhone. Its screen is also flat, as is its frame. However, its triple rear cameras are separate. It is also made from plastic and is available in a single color option called Blue Smoke. Neither phone has any form of water resistance.


The Nord N20 costs more


Someone holding a OnePlus Nord N20 5G

The REVVL 6 features a 6.5-inch display with a teardrop notch for a 5MP front camera. That’s quite a bit larger than the Nord N20’s 6.43-inch display, which houses a 16MP selfie camera in the top left corner. Additionally, T-Mobile opted for an LCD display with HD+ resolution to keep the cost down, but it can’t quite live up to the Nord N20’s AMOLED FHD+ panel. Despite these differences, both phones have a 60Hz refresh rate. Inside the REVVL 6 is a Dimensity 700 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage (up to 2TB). On the other hand, the Nord N20 has the more powerful Snapdragon 695 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has a MicroSD card slot to add up to 512GB of additional storage.


Both phones pack three rear cameras, but not only are they laid out differently, but their sensors are also different. There is a 13MP main camera on the REVVL 6 paired with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera. In contrast, the Nord N20 has a 64MP f/1.79 main camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP monochrome camera. On both phones, buyers will find a single speaker, an audio jack, and a USB-C port for charging. There’s also a fingerprint scanner on both phones, but it’s buried under the Nord N20’s display, while the REVVL 6 has its own under the red-colored power button on the side. They also support Face Unlock. T-Mobile and OnePlus opted for the same 4,500mAh battery capacity, but the Nord N20 will charge faster when empty because it supports 33W fast charging, unlike the REVVL 6, which charges at 15W. OnePlus also gets an extra point for including a charger in the box, while those who buy the REVVL 6 will need to provide their own charger. The REVVL 6 runs Android 12 with an Android-like user interface and comes with several pre-installed Google apps and services, while OnePlus ships the Nord N20 with Android 11-based OxygenOS. While T-Mobile doesn’t say how much OS updates that the REVVL 6 will get, the Nord N20 is eligible for an OS upgrade, bringing it to Android 12. OnePlus also promises three years of security updates. At $169, the REVVL 6 is very cheap, but that low price comes at the expense of a low resolution screen, poor camera array, and weak processor. It also doesn’t have a charger.


In contrast, the $282 Nord N20 ($299, unlocked) justifies its price with a sharper screen, better camera, more RAM and storage, faster charging, and a bundled charger, but it disappoints with its outdated android version. Nevertheless, the REVVL 6 may be enough for anyone who wants to get a cheap 5G smartphone for a child or as a second smartphone. For those who want a better device than the REVVL 6 but don’t want to shell out nearly $300 for the Nord N20, there’s the TCL Stylus 5G. It’s available on T-Mobile for $258, and buyers get a 6.81-inch FHD+ display, 50MP quad camera, smaller 4,000mAh battery that charges faster. at 18 W (charger included), Android 12 and an integrated stylus.


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Russia’s Gazprom says it has cut gas supplies to Latvia https://baisieux.net/russias-gazprom-says-it-has-cut-gas-supplies-to-latvia/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 11:25:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/russias-gazprom-says-it-has-cut-gas-supplies-to-latvia/ This announcement is the latest escalation in the energy dispute between Russia and the European Union. Gazprom had already interrupted the annual gas supply to its customers in at least six European countries, namely Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, because they had not carried out ruble payments.

Moscow demanded ruble payments in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Moscow by Western countries for its war against Ukraine.

The sanctions have frozen large chunks of Russia’s foreign exchange reserves and cut off its financial institutions from the international banking system. By insisting on ruble payments, Moscow is essentially forcing Europe to buy its currency.

Gazprom’s announcement came just a day after Latvian energy company Latvijas Gaze announced it was buying gas from neighboring Russia, adding that it was not buying from Gazprom and was paying in euros.

Earlier this month, the Latvian parliament voted in favor of a proposal to ban Russian gas supplies from January 2023.

Meanwhile, Gazprom also drastically reduced flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline earlier this month, accusing the West of withholding vital equipment due to sanctions. Europe said Russia’s actions were politically motivated.

The pipeline, which delivered around 35% of Russia’s total gas imports to Europe last year, had been closed for 10 days for routine maintenance. When imports have resumed last week, gas was flowing through Nord Stream 1 at 40% of full capacity.

The move prompted Germany to declare a “gas crisis” and activate the second phase of its three-stage gas emergency program, bringing it one step closer to rationing industry supply.

The EU, of which Latvia is a member, agreed last week to cut demand for natural gas by 15% this winter to save gas “to prepare for possible disruptions in gas supplies from Russia”.

However, the bloc has watered down its ambitions by offering countries significant leeway. The EU will exempt countries that are not interconnected with other members’ gas networks from the 15% target, because “they would not be able to release significant volumes of pipeline to other member states”, it said. said the Council of the EU in a press release.

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Nord Stream 1: Why is Russia cutting gas supplies to Europe? https://baisieux.net/nord-stream-1-why-is-russia-cutting-gas-supplies-to-europe/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 09:33:45 +0000 https://baisieux.net/nord-stream-1-why-is-russia-cutting-gas-supplies-to-europe/

What is Nord Stream 1 and how much gas does it deliver?
The Nord Stream 1 pipeline stretches 1,200 km (745 miles) under the Baltic Sea, from the Russian coast near St. Petersburg to northeastern Germany.

It opened in 2011 and can send a maximum of 170 million cubic meters of gas per day from Russia to Germany.

It is owned and operated by Nord Stream AG, whose majority shareholder is Russian state-owned Gazprom.

At the end of June, Germany imported 26% of its gas from Russia. Most of it goes through Nord Stream 1, with the rest coming from onshore pipelines.

Germany also agreed to the construction of a parallel gas pipeline – Nord Stream 2 – but it never became operational due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

How has Russia cut supplies and how is this hurting Europe?
In May, Gazprom shut down the Yamal gas pipeline, which crosses Belarus and Poland and delivers gas to Germany and other European countries.

Then, in mid-June, Gazprom cut gas deliveries via Nord Stream 1 by 75%, from 170 million cubic meters of gas per day to around 40 million cubic meters.

In early July, it shut down Nord Stream 1 for 10 days, citing the need for maintenance work.

Now, shortly after reopening, Gazprom has halved the quantity supplied to 20 million cubic meters.

When Russia announced its intention to restrict supply, in one day it had raised the wholesale price of gas in Europe by 10%.

Gasoline prices are now 450% higher than they were this time last year.

“The market is so tight right now that any disruption in supply leads to more gas price hikes,” said Carole Nakhle, CEO of analysts Crystol Energy.

“This could cause slowdowns in European economies and accelerate the road to recession.”

How does Europe react to supply cuts?
Gazprom says it is cutting supplies because it has to shut down one of the turbines for maintenance, but few in Europe believe that.

The German government has said there is no technical reason for Gazprom to limit supplies.

EU energy policy chief Kadri Simson called the decision “politically motivated”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called it “an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe”.
“Russia is increasingly weaponizing gas,” says Kate Dourian, a fellow at the Energy Institute.
“He’s trying to show he’s still an energy superpower and he can fight back [against] the sanctions that Europe has imposed on it.

What can Europe do?
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Germany has been trying to obtain gas supplies from Norway and the Netherlands.

It is also buying five floating terminals to import liquefied natural gas from Qatar and the United States, Ms. Dourian explains.

However, this will involve the construction of new pipelines between the coast and the rest of Germany, which will take several months.

“You can’t develop a dependency on Russian gas like Germany did and quickly change your sources of supply,” says Nakhle.

Can the world do without Russian oil and gas?

Italy and Spain are trying to import more gas from Algeria.

Germany is also increasing its use of coal and extending the life of power plants it had planned to close – despite the environmental impact of these actions.

“It’s every man for himself,” says Ms. Dourian. “Everyone is taking their own steps to solve the energy shortage and making their own deals.”

How is Europe reducing gas demand?

The EU worked out an agreement in which member states reduced use by 15%.

Many European citizens are already taking action themselves.

“In Germany,” says Ms. Nakhle, “people buy wood-burning stoves and install solar panels. Everyone is taking steps to reduce their gas consumption.

“So we shouldn’t underestimate how seriously people take the prospect of gas shortages.”
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Russian Gazprom announces a further reduction in gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline https://baisieux.net/russian-gazprom-announces-a-further-reduction-in-gas-flow-through-the-nord-stream-1-gas-pipeline/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:12:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/russian-gazprom-announces-a-further-reduction-in-gas-flow-through-the-nord-stream-1-gas-pipeline/

Russia’s state-owned energy company Gazprom said it will have to further reduce gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on Wednesday as it shuts down another turbine for repair.

It comes days after Gazprom resumed gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, a vital artery linking Russia’s vast gas reserves to Europe via Germany. The pipeline had been shut down for 10 days for scheduled maintenance, and many feared Russia would not resume deliveries once the work was completed.

“Due to the expiration of the prescribed period before the overhaul (in accordance with the notification of Rostekhnadzor and taking into account the technical condition of the affected machine), Gazprom shuts down another gas turbine produced by Siemens in Portovaya [compressor station]”, the company said in a statement on Monday.

“The daily throughput of the Portovaya CS from 07:00 (Moscow time) on July 27 will reach 33 million cubic meters,” the statement added.

The head of the German gas regulator, Klaus Muller, confirmed the decision in a tweet on Monday.

“According to our information, there is no technical reason for a reduction in gas deliveries via Nord Stream 1,” insisted the German Ministry of Economy in a tweet on Monday.

“If Russian gas deliveries via Nord Stream 1 continue at this low level, a storage level of 95% by November is hardly achievable without additional measures,” the German Gas and Regulatory Office said on Monday. electricity in a press release.

The country’s economy minister, Robert Habeck, had previously called on the Germans to reduce their gas consumption in order to fill gas storage facilities as much as possible for the winter.

Germany’s current total gas stocks stand at 65.9%, according to daily figures provided by the government.

The reduction of gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline will also affect the transfer of gas to other European countries such as France, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Wholesale prices have increased significantly due to reduced gas supply and have recently stabilized at a higher level, the German regulator said, warning that “businesses and private consumers should be prepared at dramatically high gas prices”.

The Nord Stream 1 pipeline delivers 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, nearly 40% of the bloc’s total pipeline imports from Russia.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Pesko said on Monday that a repaired gas turbine for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline will be installed after all technical procedures have been completed, after which the flow of gas to Europe will resume “in the as far as it is technologically possible”.

Peskov insisted that gas supply problems have nothing to do with politics.

“There are no politics here. These are the consequences of the restrictions that the Europeans themselves have introduced, and the Europeans themselves are suffering from these restrictions,” he said, adding that Russia does not want Europe to give up Russian gas.

Moscow will continue to be a “reliable gas supplier”, he said.

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Nothing phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: What is the difference? https://baisieux.net/nothing-phone-1-vs-oneplus-nord-2t-what-is-the-difference/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/nothing-phone-1-vs-oneplus-nord-2t-what-is-the-difference/

(Pocket-lint) – Nothing announced its phone (1) at an event on 12 July, following what can only be described as the most ambitious hype campaign of any smartphone launch .

Aiming to make the mid-range market a bit more exciting and less stale, the Nothing(1) phone takes on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy A53, OnePlus Nord 2T and Google Pixel 6a.

Want to know how it might compare to the OnePlus Nord 2T, from Carl Pei’s former company? You are in the right place.

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Price and availability

  • Nothing phone (1): From £399
  • OnePlus Nord 2T: from £369

The Nothing(1) phone will start at £399 for the base 8/128GB model. To pre-order you’ll need an invite and to get an invite you’ll need to be on the waitlist. Open sales start from July 21, 2022, but they should be in limited quantities.

The OnePlus Nord 2T starts at £369 in the UK and €399 in Europe, also for the 8/128GB model. It’s available to buy now.

Design

  • Nothing phone (1): 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3mm, 193.5g
  • North 2T: 159.1 × 73.2 × 8.2mm, 190g

The Nothing phone (1) has a translucent Gorilla Glass 5 back panel with visible details on the back of the phone, incorporating the Glyph interface, a unique set of LED strips that can be used for notifications and to transmit other information.

In the upper left corner, there are two camera lenses. The edges of the phone are flat and aluminum, like the Apple iPhone 13, while the front will see a flat screen and a punch-hole camera on the left at the top. It has an IP53 rating and will be available in black or white. It’s a premium design and it looks good.

The OnePlus Nord 2T, on the other hand, has a solid back, so it looks a little more standard than the Nothing phone (1). It is available in Gray Shadow and Jade Fog color options and it features a rectangular camera housing with two large circles. One of those circles has one camera sensor, while the other has two sensors, so that’s a little odd in the camera department.

On the front, the OnePlus Nord 2T has a flat screen like the Nothing phone (1), but there’s no IP rating.

Display

  • Cordless phone (1): 6.55 inches, Full HD+, OLED, 60-120 Hz
  • OnePlus Nord 2T: 6.43 inches, Full HD+, OLED, 90Hz

The Nothing(1) phone comes with a 6.55-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 402ppi. It will offer refresh rates of 60-120Hz and it’s adaptive, switching between those two speeds depending on the content.

It comes with a flat screen and a punch-hole camera on the left at the top. There is a fingerprint sensor under the screen. It also supports HDR10+. It is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus.

The OnePlus Nord 2T has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 409ppi. This means that the Nothing(1) phone will have a slightly larger display area.

The Nord 2T has a 90Hz refresh rate. There’s HDR10+ support onboard the Nord 2T and it’s also protected with Gorilla Glass 5. Overall, there’s not a huge difference, but the phone Nothing(1) just borders it.

Hardware and Specifications

  • Nothing Phone 1: Snapdragon 778+, 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB, 4500mAh, 33W
  • OnePlus Nord 2T: Dimension 1300, 8/12 GB RAM, 128/256 GB, 4500 mAh, 80 W

The Nothing(1) phone will run on the Snapdragon 778+, supported by 8GB or 12GB of RAM, while there will be 128 or 256GB storage options.

The Nothing(1) phone will feature 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. It will have a 4500mAh battery and support 33W charging.

The OnePlus Nord 2T runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 1300, and the RAM and storage options are basically the same with 8/12GB and 128/256GB. There’s no expandable storage on the Nothing or OnePlus phone.

Battery-wise, the OnePlus Nord 2T has a 4,500mAh cell that supports 80W SuperVOOC fast charging, which is a big difference in charging speed compared to the Nothing phone’s 33W. However, OnePlus does not support wireless charging.

Camera

  • Nothing phone (1): Dual rear (50MP main + 50MP ultrawide), 16MP front
  • OnePlus Nord 2T: Triple rear (50MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP mono), 32MP front

The Nothing (1) phone has a dual rear camera with two 50-megapixel sensors. The idea is to offer two good cameras rather than one good camera and a bunch of junk cameras.

The main camera of the Nothing phone (1) is the 50-megapixel, f/1.88 Sony IMX766. It’s the same as on the OnePlus Nord 2T and while they might have different purposes, they seem to offer a lot of the same features.

The OnePlus Nord 2T then leaves with an 8-megapixel ultrawide with f/2.2 and a 120-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel f/2.2 single-lens sensor. The Nothing(1) phone, on the other hand, only has a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 ultrawide, so it offers greater resolution – which doesn’t always give better results. The tests will see.

So the Nothing(1) phone doesn’t have that third sensor, but it’s just a junk sensor, so there’s no loss.

The OnePlus Nord 2T has a 32-megapixel snapper on the front, while the Nothing phone is 16-megapixel.

Software

  • Nothing phone (1): Android 12, Nothing OS, Glyph Interface
  • OnePlus Nord 2T: Android 12, Oxygen operating system

The Nothing(1) phone will run Android 12 and it’s pretty close to stock. There will be a Nothing OS and there’s also the Glyph interface which takes advantage of the LEDs on the back to provide some differentiation. Nothing promises three Android OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

But it’s a nice, clean interface with some nice tweaks to make connectivity a bit more seamless.

The OnePlus Nord 2T runs on Android 12 with Oxygen OS on top, or ColorOS for those in China. It’s quite different from Android in terms of menu design and settings, though it’s clean with minimal bloatware. The OnePlus Nord is expected to receive two updates to the Android operating system.

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Conclusion

The Nothing (1) phone certainly looks like it has a design edge thanks to that translucent back and the uniqueness it brings. We think the Nothing (1) phone is the best looking phone, while the Nord 2T looks like a whole line of OnePlus or Oppo phones.

The Nothing(1) phone will offer a slightly larger screen than the Nord 2T, with a faster refresh rate, plus additional features like wireless charging and the Glyph interface – plus Snapdragon power, which is always popular.

The Nord 2T is a bit cheaper though, and it has much faster wired charging support, which is the biggest advantage it has over its rival.

Written by Britta O’Boyle.

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Spot prices in Asia ease as Nord Stream 1 flows resume; upside risk remains https://baisieux.net/spot-prices-in-asia-ease-as-nord-stream-1-flows-resume-upside-risk-remains/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:50:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/spot-prices-in-asia-ease-as-nord-stream-1-flows-resume-upside-risk-remains/

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker is pulled towards a thermal power plant in Futtsu, east of Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices in Asia fell this week as concerns over a tight market eased after Russian gas flows resumed via Nord Stream 1 following its maintenance of 10 days.

The average LNG price for September delivery in Northeast Asia was estimated at $38 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), down $2.5 or 6.2% from the previous week. , industry sources said.

“The restart of Nord Stream will have a moderating effect on LNG prices. Now that Russian gas is flowing back to Germany – even if it is only at 40% – it would relieve the need to import gas LNG in order to fill the (European) gas stocks in time,” said Hans van Cleef, Senior Energy Economist at ABN AMRO.

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“(However) It is expected that Russia will most likely present new arguments that will result in lower gas exports to Europe in the coming weeks. Moreover, even when stocks are replenished in time , European LNG demand will remain very high throughout the winter,” he added.

In Europe, S&P Global Commodity Insights pegged LNG prices on a delivered ex-ship (DES) basis in North West Europe (NWE) at $38.233/mmBtu on July 21, a discount of 8, $95/mmBtu compared to September prices at the Dutch gas hub.

Competition between Europe and Asia at a time of tight global LNG supply has recently pushed Asian LNG prices to a four-month high and close to December’s record high of $44.35/ mmBtu.

This recent price decline may not be sustainable as winter prices still remain close to the mid $40 levels. Edmund Siau, LNG analyst at Consultancy FGE, said while the resumption of Nord Stream 1 flows to pre-maintenance levels was roughly in line with market expectations, fears of a future supply cut remain.

In Q2 2021, Europe had imported 23% of global LNG and around 8% of the global market shifted from Asia to Europe from Q2 2021 to Q2 2022, according to a company LNG report information on CIHI data.

However; S&P Global Commodity Insights said LNG freight prices to Europe have started trading below North Asia derived prices, which – on July 21 – were around $40.70/ mmBtu for September delivery and approximately $42/mmBtu for October delivery.

“This could indicate the opening of the U.S.-North Asia arbitrage, pulling Atlantic Basin LNG cargoes out of the region, to Asia instead,” S&P analysts said.

Japanese and Korean players remained active in the spot market to meet summer demand as Northeast Asian countries continue to experience above average summer temperatures.

According to consultancy Trident LNG, Korea’s KOGAS completed a major winter purchase of 12 cargoes and was looking for more.

Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp, the world’s second largest steelmaker (5401.T), recently bought a shipment of LNG at the highest price ever paid in the country. Read more

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Reporting by Marwa Rashad; Editing by Louise Heavens

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