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Colorado to fine drivers of gas cars who park in EV bays

Drivers of petrol (gas) cars in the U.S. state of Colorado risk new fines if they park their cars in parking bays reserved for the charging of electric vehicles. This follows new legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Bulgarians block roads against high fuel prices, poverty

Sofia - Thousands of Bulgarians blocked major roads and border checkpoints to Turkey and Greece on Sunday as weekend protests against high fuel prices widened to reflect general discontent over low living standards in the EU's poorest country.

Day-long waits, frustration mark Indonesians' petrol quest

Palu - Hundreds of people swarm an Indonesian state-owned petrol station in the quake-and-tsunami-struck city of Palu, where some would-be customers wait for more than a day to top up the tank.

Nigeria's Buhari under fire over 'astronomic' fuel subsidy bill

Lagos - It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

Europe urged to end all petrol and diesel car sales by 2030

In order to address global warming, a new report calls on the European Union to end all petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 across all member states. This is seen as the only way to meet the Paris agreement.

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people.

Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike

Port-au-prince - At least one person was killed amid protests in the capital of impoverished Haiti Friday, following the announcement of a fuel price rise to comply with an International Monetary Fund agreement.

Egypt hikes fuel prices as part of austerity drive

Apo - Egypt on Saturday announced new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures tied to an IMF loan as it seeks to cut subsidies and reduce its public debt.

Pope urges oil majors to combat global warming and aid poor

Vatican City - Pope Francis asked Saturday that major oil and gas companies respect the 2015 Paris climate agreement to help protect the poor from global warming.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Diesel cars are more polluting at lower temperatures

A new study suggests that pollution from diesel run cars is far worse when it is colder than 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) outside.

Blockades at French fuel depots cleared, one still on strike

Paris - Blockades of French fuel depots manned by union activists have been cleared away and just one remains out of operation because of a strike, the government said Friday.

France gripped by fresh wave of power, transport strikes

Paris - Striking French workers disrupted oil refineries and nuclear power stations and halted planes and trains on Thursday in mounting industrial action against labour market reforms.

France faces fresh strikes as nuclear workers join protest

Paris - France faced fresh strikes Thursday after nuclear power station workers voted to join gathering protests against labour law reforms that have forced the country to dip into strategic fuel reserves due to refinery blockades.

French union 'going for broke' with blockades: Analysts

Paris - France's largest union, the CGT, has opted for a do-or-die strategy of choking off the nation's fuel supplies after failing to galvanise the masses against the Socialist government's labour reforms, analysts say.

Strike-hit France dips into fuel reserves

Paris - France said Wednesday it had been forced to dip into strategic fuel reserves due to blockades at refineries as power station workers threatened to join gathering protests against a labour law reform.

Strike-hit France smashes blockades as fuel runs dry

Douchy-les-mines - French police fired water cannon Wednesday to disperse scores of activists blocking a northeastern oil depot, as pumps ran dry and unions stepped up strikes in a bitter battle over labour reforms.

French government breaks blockades as petrol runs short

Paris - France's government on Tuesday stepped up efforts to break blockades and strikes at refineries that threaten to paralyse the country just three weeks ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Petrol shortage as French labour reform protesters block refineries

Paris - Petrol shortages caused long tailbacks of motorists in parts of France on Monday as protesters angry over government labour reforms blockaded some of the country's oil refineries and fuel depots.

Venezuela announces first gasoline hike in 20 years

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he would raise the price of gasoline for the first time in 20 years, as he faces growing pressure to ease an economic crisis.

Blasts at French petrochemical plant appear 'malicious'

Paris - Two explosions which sparked huge fires at a petrochemical plant in southern France early Tuesday are believed to have been the result of a "malicious act", sources said.

Deal reached to end crippling Nigeria fuel crisis

Abuja - Agreement was reached to end a crippling fuel crisis in Nigeria that had left the country at a virtual standstill just days before a new government is installed.

Op-Ed: What will the election mean for petrol prices?

May could see the return of the Labour Party to power, but their manifesto is light on any details regarding petrol prices. In fact, there’s not much on transport, but we can make intelligent guesses on what actions they may take in regards to petrol.

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.

Ancient microbes have industrial potential

Norwegian scientists have found that microorganisms that live in the depths of an oil reservoir can withstand such extreme conditions they can be used in harsh chemical processes in industry.

Plastic shopping bags used to make diesel

Plastic shopping bags can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, according to a new study. Furthermore, the by-product can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and biodiesels.

Obama's limo has a breakdown in Israel due to wrong fuel

Tel Aviv - One of President Barack Obama's fleet of armored limousines, known as "The Beast", malfunctioned in Israel yesterday due to the vehicle being filled with diesel, instead of petrol.

One solution for combating pollution and oil shortage

Wouldn't it be nice to combat the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere and the shortage of oil at the same time? Apparently now it is possible with this interesting approach.
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