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Finland approves Russian gas pipeline plans

Apo - Finland on Thursday granted its final approval for a pipeline dubbed Nord Stream 2, which will be used to pump Russian natural gas to Germany, to go through its waters in the Baltic Sea.

New Zealand halts new offshore oil and gas exploration

Wellington - New Zealand is halting all new offshore oil and gas exploration to become a global leader in the fight against climate change, the centre-left government said Thursday, but opponents accused it of "economic vandalism".

Ukraine rejects Russian gas transit offer

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday rejected a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom as an unacceptable and unprofitable proposition for Kiev.

Russia's Gazprom says could maintain transit via Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's Gazprom said Tuesday it was possible that it could retain some transit via Ukraine after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this was essential for a planned Russian-German pipeline to go ahead.

No Russia-German pipeline plan without Ukraine role: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that plans for a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russia could not go forward without Ukrainian involvement in overland transit.

Ukraine urges cancellation of Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Frankfurt Am Main - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday urged Germany to abandon plans to build a controversial second pipeline to bring gas from Russia, saying it would enable a "blockade" against his country.

Any gas attack in Syria would be 'very unwise': Mattis

Muscat - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday it would be "very unwise" for the Syrian regime to use gas as a weapon against the people of Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere.

War leaves Yemenis struggling to buy fuel to cook

Sanaa - Long queues of men line the streets of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa waiting alongside empty propane gas canisters they are desperate to replace so they have fuel to cook.

PNG quake leaves 67 dead as aftershocks rock homes: Red Cross

Sydney - At least 67 people were killed by an earthquake that devastated Papua New Guinea's remote highlands last week, the Red Cross said Monday, with thousands more homeless and without food and clean water.

Ukraine shivers as Russia refuses to deliver gas

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday urged schools to close and factories to cut production after Russia refused to restart natural gas deliveries, while residents shivered as the country strained to save on gas supplies.

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.
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