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Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas 'blackmail'

Varsovia - Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political "blackmail".

World's largest travel company installs green tech on liners

World's largest leisure travel company, Carnival Corporation, is expanding its pioneering environmental technology to more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020.

Low-cost sensor detects gas leaks in real-time

Glasgow - A new infrared imaging system, designed to provide low-cost, real-time detection of methane gas leaks has been developed. Methane gas presents a public health risk and it is a contributor to climate change.

Ukraine slashes gas use as subsidies phased out

Kiev - Ukraine on Monday reported a one-third drop in its use of natural gas and general energy savings that will be cheered by its financial backers from the International Monetary Fund.

Gazprom says Russia supplied nearly one-third of EU gas

Moscow - Russia supplied nearly a third of Europe's gas needs in 2016, a record amount despite tensions with the European Union and a desire by the bloc to reduce its dependence on Russian supplies.

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Lagos - Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Ukraine oligarch

Madrid - Spanish police have announced an international arrest warrant against a powerful Ukrainian oligarch, identified by media Friday as controversial gas magnate Dmytro Firtash.

Nanosensor devised for terrorist threats

A key resource in the so-called ‘war on terror’ is with the early detection of hazardous threats to civilian populations. One way to accomplish this is through the use of sensors. A new, accurate sensor has been developed.

Deploying lasers to sniff out toxic gas

The days of using dogs to sniff out toxic substances could be about to end. Scientists have pioneered a new approach for toxic gas detection based on infrared lasers, and the scientific explanation is at the quantum level.

Oil, gas production linked to 20th-century LA quakes

Washington - Oil and gas production may have contributed to four of the five most powerful Los Angeles Basin earthquakes of the early 20th-century oil boom, a new study showed Monday.

Rebels fired toxic gas into Aleppo, Syria state media says

Damascus - Syrian state media said Sunday that rebels had fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo, leaving dozens of people including civilians in need of treatment.

Controversial new fracking to go ahead in U.K.

The path is clear for fracking to go ahead in the U.K. after the British government upheld a fracking appeal in what is being heralded as a landmark ruling, paving the way for shale gas extraction.

Erdogan wants TurkStream gas pipeline 'done as fast as possible'

Sanktpeterburg - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the TurkStream gas pipeline joint project to be completed rapidly after talks were frozen last year following Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

Call to ban helium balloons to save supplies

Medical reserves of helium gas have reduced to such a low level that doctors are calling for a ban on using the gas in party balloons to preserve the supply.

Seven dead in raid on Iraqi gas plant claimed by IS

Baghdad - Suicide attackers stormed a gas plant north of Baghdad Sunday, killing at least seven people and setting fire to tanks in the latest such assault claimed by the Islamic State group.

Italians vote on oil and gas as scandal ups pressure on Renzi

Rome - Italians were voting in a referendum Sunday on oil and gas drilling concessions which brings to a peak a heated debate fraught with risk for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and fuelled by anger over a government corruption scandal.

High-stakes oil and gas vote has Italy in a tizz

Ravenna - An offshore platform a stone's throw from Dante's beach on Italy's Adriatic coast has become the focus of a politically charged national referendum on the country's oil and gas drilling concessions.

Developing nations became top investors in renewables in 2015: UN

Paris - Investment in renewable energy hit a record $286 billion (256 billion euros) in 2015, more than half of which came from developing countries for the first time, according to a UN report released Thursday.

Rockets hit Algeria gas plant in attack claimed by Qaeda

Alger - Rockets on Friday struck an Algerian gas plant run by foreign energy giants in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda, three years after a deadly hostage crisis at another facility in the country.

Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economies

Ashgabat - Pensioner Anna Kovalyova, 63, would struggle to make ends meet on her pension worth $250 if it was not for the subsidies from the authorities in Turkmenistan that make water, gas and electricity almost free.

Seven dead as gas blast in Russia collapses building

Moscow - At least seven people, including two children, were killed in Russia on Tuesday when a gas explosion caused part of a block of flats to collapse, officials said.

California gas leak under control

Los Angeles - A massive gas leak near Los Angeles that forced thousands from their homes for months was brought under control, a utility official said.

Bulgaria seeks to benefit from Russia-Turkey spat

Sofia - In a fine balancing act, Bulgaria seeks to benefit from a spat between Turkey and Russia to revive weakened economic ties with Moscow -- its main gas supplier -- without offending Ankara, an important ally in the migrant crisis.

Massive California gas leak provokes anger

Los Angeles - For several weeks, Sam Mongeau's three-year-old daughter Bella has had a lingering cough, while other members of his family have experienced nose bleeds, headaches and fatigue.

State of emergency declared in California gas leak

Los Angeles - The governor of California declared a state of emergency in a Los Angeles community where a massive gas leak has forced thousands of nearby residents from their homes.

Despite increased consumption, gas prices still falling

In 2016, global gas prices are expected to remain low, despite the fact that consumption is expected to increase. What does this mean for the global economy and your wallet?

One dead, several missing in gas blast at Russia apartment block

Moscow - At least one person was killed on Sunday and several others were missing after a gas explosion ripped through an apartment block in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, authorities said.

Iran, Russia vow to oppose 'external attempts' to dump Assad

Tehran - Russia and Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime change in Syria, a Kremlin official said Monday in Tehran after President Vladimir Putin met supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran

Tehran - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran Monday for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the Islamic State group's deadly attacks in Paris.

Putin to visit Iran this month: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Iran later this month, the Kremlin said Friday, as the two countries back Bashar al-Assad in Syria and Moscow looks to step up business ties after the deal over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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