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Ukraine receives first Russian gas since June cut

Kiev - Ukraine said on Tuesday it had received the first deliveries of Russian natural gas since a politically charged price dispute saw Moscow cut off shipments to its Westward-leaning neighbour in June.

EU will 'play its role' to support Ukraine-Russia gas deal

Paris - The European Union will "fully play its role" to implement the gas deal signed by Ukraine and Russia on Thursday, the French and German leaders said in a joint statement.

US seeking to confirm if IS militants used chlorine gas

Washington - Washington is seeking more information on reports that Islamic State militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

Ukraine, Russia see imminent end to latest gas war

Kiev - Ukraine and Russia stood on the verge on Sunday of resolving their latest gas war in time to keep the war-scarred nation and EU clients warm through the winter months.

Putin calls on Europe to help Ukraine pay gas debts  

Milan - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on Europe to help Kiev cover its gas debts with Russia following talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko.

Europe gas supply faces 'major transit risks': Putin

Belgrade - Europe faces "major transit risks" to gas supplies coming from Russia this winter unless Ukraine resolves a gas dispute with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday.

Some gas pumps return to 1984 prices in Alberta

Edmonton - Shell Canada celebrated 30 years of refining oil in Alberta by returning some of their pumps to 1984 prices around the province.

Police use tear gas on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Sunday fired tear gas at pro-democracy campaigners who massed on major city centre highways in their tens of thousands, an AFP reporter said.

EU, Ukraine, Russia to hold gas talks next week

Brussels - The European Union will hold fresh talks with Russia and Ukraine next week to settle their ongoing dispute over gas deliveries, an EU official said on Friday.

Ukraine warns of painful winter due to Russian gas cut

Kiev - Ukraine warned on Friday that it will have to adopt deeply unpopular energy savings measures this winter should Russia fail to lift its suspension of natural gas sales to the West-leaning ex-Soviet neighbour.

Battle for Syria gas field after jihadists execute hundreds

Beirut - Syrian regime forces launched an offensive Saturday to retake a gas field in Homs province seized two days ago by jihadists who killed 270 people, most of them executed, a monitoring group said.

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India

Hyderabad - A massive explosion Friday on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh killed at least 16 people and gutted scores of homes, a state minister said."At least 16 people are dead.

Blast hits key Ukraine gas pipeline

Kiev - A blast hit a major Ukrainian pipeline on Tuesday, but did not appear to affect the transport of Russian gas to European clients, Ukrainian officials said.

Ukraine defies Putin warning to reject gas offer

Moscow - Ukraine rebuffed a gas price offer from Russia on Wednesday, despite President Vladimir Putin warning that this would escalate the dispute, as key EU-mediated talks ended in stalemate on Wednesday.

Russia pushes back Ukraine gas ultimatum after payment

Kiev - Crisis-hit Ukraine won a vital reprieve from Russia on Monday when Moscow pushed back a possible cut in gas shipments, which would also impact parts of Europe, until next week.

New Russia-Ukraine gas talks as deadline looms

Berlin - Energy chiefs from Moscow, Kiev and the EU were set to meet in Berlin Friday to resolve a bitter standoff days before Russia threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine.

Argentina court OKs inquiry into president over Chevron deal

Buenos Aires - An appeals court judge gave a green light for Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal.

Gas from Israeli coastal field to be sent to Egypt

A Letter of Intent has been signed by a U.S energy consortium to supply 2.5 trillion cubic feet of gas from an offshore Israeli gas field to Egypt over the course of 15 years.

Bacteria can combat gas leaks

Norwich - Bacteria can combat dangerous gas leaks, according to a new study. Scientists suggest that bacteria could mop up naturally-occurring and human-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere.

Germany's RWE to supply gas to crisis-hit Ukraine

Frankfurt - RWE, Germany's second-biggest power supplier, said on Tuesday it will start gas deliveries to Ukraine as Russia threatens to cut off supplies to Kiev.

Germany's RWE to supply gas to crisis-hit Ukraine

Frankfurt - RWE, Germany's second-biggest power supplier, said on Tuesday it will start gas deliveries to Ukraine as Russia threatens to cut off the country's supplies.

Russia, China try to finish gas talks before Putin's visit

Moscow - Moscow and Beijing plan to wrap up a decade of talks on supplies of Russian natural gas before President Vladimir Putin's expected to travel to China next month, a deputy prime minister said on Monday.

France's Total says dropped shale gas licence in Poland

Warsaw - French oil giant Total said Monday it has decided not to renew its only shale gas exploration licence in Poland, the latest setback in the country's efforts to grow the sector.

Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment

Buenos Aires - US oil giant Chevron and state-controlled YPF unveiled plans to spend another $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation for oil and gas projects.The investment comes on top of $1.

Putin warns Russia may cut Ukraine gas

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday sent a letter to leaders of 18 European countries, warning them Russia could yet cut gas supplies to Ukraine, but suggesting that Moscow and Brussels work together to help restore the ex-Soviet country's battered ec...

BP pledges to stay in Russia amid Ukraine crisis

London - British energy giant BP vowed Thursday to remain in oil-rich Russia despite the Ukraine crisis, adding it would play a key "bridge" role between the West and Moscow.

Russia's Gazprom seeks $11 bn in 'debt' from Ukraine

Moscow - Chairman of Russia's Gazprom Alexei Miller on Saturday said that Ukraine must pay back the full discount it has been granted on Russian gas over the past four years, worth $11.4 billion.

Ukraine eyes coal after Russian gas price hike

Kiev - Ukraine's Western-backed leaders scrambled on Friday to find new sources of energy after Russia hiked its gas price by 80 percent in response to the overthrow of Kiev's pro-Kremlin regime.

Ukraine eyes coal after Russian gas price hike

Kiev - Ukraine's Western-backed leaders scrambled on Friday to find new sources of energy after Russia hiked its gas price by 80 percent in response to the overthrow of Kiev's pro-Kremlin regime.

Russia scraps last gas discount to Ukraine, hikes price

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he has scrapped the last discount on gas price granted by Moscow to Ukraine, effectively raising the price by $100 to $485 for 1000 cubic metres.
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