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Zambia dazed by wave of mysterious gas attacks

Lusaka - All the woman remembers before she passed out was an overwhelmingly pungent odour that suddenly filled her living room while she was watching television around midnight last month.

Ransomware hits U.S. gas pipeline operator Special

A ransomware attack is reported to have impacted the operations of a U.S.-based natural gas compression facility. While the attack hit one control facility, other compression facilities halted operations due to data dependencies.

G20 funds fossil fuels $30 bn a year under the radar: analysis

Paris - Rich nations are funnelling cash through government-backed financial institutions to provide $30 billion to fossil fuel projects each year that "run counter to the Paris Agreement", a new analysis showed Thursday.

Death toll in Peru tanker explosion rises to 14: ministry

- The death toll in the explosion of a gas tanker in Lima rose to 14 following the death of a woman hospitalized with severe burns, Peru's Deputy Health Minister Victor Bocangel said Saturday.

Cyprus brands Turkey 'pirate state' in gas drilling row

Apo - Cyprus accused on Sunday Turkey of turning into a "pirate state", attacking Ankara's exploratory oil and gas drilling off its coastal waters a day after the EU issued its own warning.

Putin says Nord Stream 2 to be completed by early 2021

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he hopes work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be finished by early next year.

Berlin expects US sanctions to slightly delay Russian pipeline

Berlin - The US sanctions slapped on a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe will likely delay the project by several months but it will still be completed next year, a top German official said Monday.

Germany slams planned US sanctions on Russian pipeline

Berlin - Germany on Thursday criticised a vote by US lawmakers on a bill that would sanction contractors working on a Russian pipeline to Germany, saying Washington should mind its own business.

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China

Moscow - Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter.

Slash emissions now or face climate disaster, UN warns

Paris - The world will miss its chance to avert climate disaster without an immediate and all-but-impossible fall in fossil fuel emissions, the UN said Tuesday in its annual assessment on greenhouse gases.

Putin attacks 'strange' European plans to reduce gas usage

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday rubbished European calls to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, saying that such ideas could lead to humans living in caves again.

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears: UK govt

London - The controversial process of "fracking" will be halted in England due to the risks of triggering earthquakes when trying to tap shale gas reserves, the British government announced Saturday."After reviewing the...

Mexico strikes deal with gas companies in pipeline row

Mexico - Mexico's president said Tuesday his government has reached a deal with gas pipeline operators to settle a dispute over contracts signed under his predecessor, defusing a row that had spooked investors.

Essential Science: Big seaweed bloom triggers pollution concern

Scientists have discovered the biggest seaweed bloom in the world. This is a record-breaking belt of brown algae, from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s here to stay for the long-term, and this means ecological trouble.

Gas surges globally as green groups cry foul

Paris - 2018 was a "golden year" for natural gas with demand surging worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, prompting concern from environmental groups over the climate impact of the world's new favourite fuel.Demand for gas grew 4.

ExxonMobil finds largest Cyprus gas reserve yet

Nicosia - US energy giant ExxonMobil has discovered a huge natural gas reserve off the coast of Cyprus, Cypriot authorities said Thursday, a find that could raise tensions with nearby Turkey.

Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040: BP

London - Global energy demand will surge by a third over the next two decades on advancing prosperity, but Indian demand growth will eclipse that of flagging giant China, Britain's BP forecast Thursday.

Backed by Poland, Pompeo vows to try to stop Russia pipeline

Warsaw - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States would do everything in its power to stop Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe as he joined Poland in warning of risks.

Berlin woos US in Europe gas battle

Berlin - Germany will put on a show of unity with the United States Tuesday in talks on importing natural gas, as Berlin battles accusations an under-construction pipeline deepens European energy dependence on Russia.

EU adopts French-German compromise on Russia gas pipeline

Apo - European Union member states adopted a Franco-German compromise on Friday allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.

France, Germany compromise on Russia's Nord Stream II gas pipeline

Apo - France and Germany have struck a compromise allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Europe, a proposed deal showed Friday.

Israel's giant offshore gas field gets platform jacket

Jerusalem - Israeli officials went to sea Thursday to mark the arrival of the platform jacket for Leviathan, a major step in the "revolution" the massive gas reservoir is expected to generate.

20 presumed dead from ship fires off Crimea

Moscow - Up to 20 people were presumed dead off Russian-annexed Crimea after a fire engulfed two fuel ships, authorities said on Tuesday.

US pressures Germany over Russian gas pipeline

Frankfurt Am Main - A transatlantic tiff over Europe's natural gas supply came to the boil Sunday, as Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany threatened firms involved in a pipeline from Russia with sanctions.

Romania could challenge Russian grip on Europe's energy

Bucharest - Romania, one of the EU's poorest members, could emerge as an unlikely challenger to Russia's iron grip on eastern Europe's energy supply thanks to vast oil and gas reserves waiting to be tapped, experts say.

Cyprus invites bids to explore for offshore gas

Nicosia - Cyprus decided Wednesday to invite energy giants Total, Eni and ExxonMobil to bid for a license to explore for oil and gas in a new offshore block, officials said.

Deal to allow Israeli gas exports to Egypt

Jerusalem - A US-Israeli consortium leading the development of Israel's offshore gas reserves announced Thursday a deal that would enable the export of natural gas to Egypt.

TurkStream pipeline nearly complete: Gazprom

Moscow - The TurkStream pipeline, due to supply Russian gas to Turkey via the Black Sea from next year, is already 80 percent complete, the CEO of the Russian gas giant Gazprom said Thursday.

Top Trump aide condemns EU dependence on Russian gas

Kiev - US President Donald Trump's national security advisor on a visit to Kiev Friday condemned the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany which will bypassing Ukraine, stressing Europe was taking a strategic risk by relying on Russia...

Russia and Ukraine in EU-backed talks to avoid fresh 'gas wars'

Moscow - Officials from Moscow and Kiev were set to gather in Berlin on Tuesday for EU-backed talks on the future of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine in a bid to minimise disputes when the current contract expires next year.
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