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Dutch farmers protest fracking as govt set to cut gas output

Den Haag - The Dutch government Thursday appeared poised to meet demands to halve production at Europe's biggest gas field, as dozens of farmers mounted tractors to protest damaging earthquakes in the region.

Dutch to hasten plans to pay damages after gas field quake

Den Haag - The Dutch government plans to speed up moves to compensate people whose homes and buildings were damaged in a 3.4 magnitude quake, blamed on extraction at Europe's biggest gas field.

Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has been caught on tape seemingly drunk outside a strip club talking about a key natural gas deal, leading to political fallout on Tuesday.

Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has been caught on tape seemingly drunk outside a strip club talking about a key natural gas deal, leading to political fallout on Tuesday.

Austrian gas hub back online after explosion

Vienna - The major European gas pipeline hub in Austria that suffered a deadly explosion on Tuesday has resumed pumping gas abroad, its operator said Wednesday.

Italy calls gas emergency after Austria blast

Milan - Italy declared a state of emergency for its gas sector Tuesday after supplies were disrupted by a deadly blast at one Europe's biggest pipeline hubs in neighbouring Austria.

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

Zwerndorf - A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns about the continent's winter supplies.

Explosion at major Austrian gas hub, one dead, 18 injured

Vienna - An explosion rocked one of Europe's biggest gas pipeline hubs in Austria on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 18 injured, emergency services said.

Russia launches giant Yamal gas project in the Arctic

S - Russia launches Friday its Yamal gas plant in Arctic Siberia, a gigantic project in one of the world's most remote areas, as the region becomes more accessible due to climate change.

To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists

Paris - The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, days ahead of a climate summit in Paris.

Med nations sign MoU to build major gas pipeline

Nicosia - Mediterranean countries Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to build the world's longest underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe.

West, Russia battle for Balkans gas corridors

Zagreb - The West and Russia are battling for control of the transport of natural gas through the Balkans, as both sides pursue their geopolitical agenda in the volatile region.Moscow has suffered a series of setbacks in the Balkans.

Angry Dutch take govt to court over gas field quakes

Den Haag - Angry Dutch residents dragged the government to the country's highest court Thursday over gas extraction in Europe's largest gas field, which has triggered damaging tremors in the area for years.

Total signs major Iran gas deal, defying US pressure

Tehran - French energy giant Total defied US pressure on Monday by signing a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Iran, the first by a European firm in more than a decade.

'Cat litter' method for storing dangerous gases invented

University of Western Australia researchers have developed a so-called 'kitty litter' method of storing gas. The aim is to do away with high-pressured, sometimes dangerous gas tanks.

Has flammable ice been found?

Beijing - Is there such a thing as extractable flammable ice? The answer, according to Chinese officials, is yes and a claim has been made that the country has made a scientific breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'.

Sarin: lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes

Washington - The United States believes the Syrian government employed a sarin-like nerve agent in Tuesday's deadly attack in the country's northwest. Here are the key facts about sarin, which was discovered in Nazi Germany.

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.
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