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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.

Russia's Gazprom resumes gas supplies to Ukraine

Moscow - Gazprom on Monday resumed gas supplies to Ukraine after receiving prepayment of $234 million (206 million euros) from Kiev, assuaging European fears about a new energy crisis ahead of the winter heating season.

Erdogan warns Russia over Turkey nuclear, gas deals

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Russia that Ankara has alternatives to Moscow for building its first nuclear power plant and importing gas, as tensions rise over the Russian bombing campaign in Syria.

EU, Russia, Ukraine agree new gas supply deal: Commissioner

Brussels - Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine under a deal clinched late Friday with the European Union, European Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic said.

Gas explosion rocks restaurant in India killing 85, injuring 100

Jhabua - A powerful explosion triggered by a gas cylinder tore through a packed restaurant in India on Saturday killing at least 85 people and wounding approximately 100 others, police said, in one of the worst such accidents in the country in recent memory.

Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'

Bratislava - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday criticised as "anti-Ukrainian and anti-European" a deal between Russia's energy giant Gazprom and several Western firms to build a second gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Scientists: Stop burning fossil fuels, there is no C02 technofix

If we are to limit climate change, an immediate end to burning fossil fuels is necessary, scientists in Germany reported in a recent study.

Putin meets Erdogan for closed-door talks

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday met Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks expected to touch on energy issues and the Syria crisis.

Gazprom net profits drop sevenfold in 2014 on ruble, Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's gas giant Gazprom on Wednesday reported its net profits in 2014 plunged sevenfold over the previous year, weighed down by economic sanctions and the devaluation of the ruble.

New concern about radon risks

Toronto - Naturally occurring in soils, radon can seep into buildings, accumulate and reach high levels in indoor air. A new concern about the gas has been raised by the David Suzuki Foundation.

Deepwater Horizon continues to cause environmental problems

Oozing oil on once cherished marshland continues to be a problem on the U.S. coast as the effects of Deepwater Horizon continue to affect the environment and marine life.

Belgium marks anniversary of WWI gas attack

Brussels - Belgium marked the 100th anniversary Wednesday of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons on the battlefield with calls for greater efforts to ban the use of poisonous gas.

WWI Ypres gas attack sears the memory 100 years on

Ypres - One hundred years ago, a green cloud of chlorine gas drifted gently towards Allied trenches around Ypres, promising an agonising death as Germany sought to break the bloody stalemate World War I had become.

Atlantic City fines bankrupt casino-hotel for losing power

Atlantic City - The empty Revel casino-hotel has already been fined $20,000 and will continue to be fined $5,000 a day by the city of Atlantic City until it gets electric service restored, officials said.

40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

Alger - Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.
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