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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.

Police dashcam captures NJ home explosion caused by gas leak

Atlantic City - A huge blast that was captured on a police dashcam ripped apart a home under renovation and shattered the quiet in a New Jersey neighborhood on Tuesday. Firefighters and gas company employees were already on the scene when the detonation occurred.

Ukraine must pay for Russian gas sent to rebel areas: Medvedev

Moscow - Ukraine must pay for Russian gas being supplied to rebel areas in the country's war-torn east, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday, raising the possibility of another gas dispute in the midst of winter.

Two thousand Hungarians protest in Budapest on eve of Putin visit

Budapest - Hundreds of Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest on Monday to protest against Vladimir Putin, a day ahead of the Russian leader's visit to Budapest.

Mexico hospital blast kills two babies, nurse

- A gas truck explosion demolished a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing two babies and a nurse, injuring dozens and prompting desperate mothers to grab their newborns as the building crumbled around them.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Hungary to resume gas supply to Ukraine

Budapest - Hungary is to resume supplies of natural gas to Ukraine following the suspension of deliveries in September as demand in the country is not as high as was expected.

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.
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