Exclusive: Indonesian navy officers ask for $375,000 to release tanker

Exclusive: Indonesian navy officers ask for 5,000 to release tanker

A view of shipyards, seen through a window, in Batam, Indonesia, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Navy detains fuel tanker anchored east of Singapore Incident follows a dozen similar detentions last year More tankers anchored off Singapore due to COVID delays SINGAPORE, June 9 (Reuters) … Read more

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after generation issues this year and … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

April 28 (Reuters) – European leaders denounced Russia’s attempt to “blackmail” Ukraine’s allies over gas supplies, as Western sanctions beat the Russian economy already struggling with its worst crisis since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. read more Russian President Vladimir Putin said any countries attempting to interfere in Ukraine would receive a swift … Read more

Germany aims to find alternative to Russian oil within days

Germany aims to find alternative to Russian oil within days

German Economic and Climate Change Minister Robert Habeck addresses a news conference on measures to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and Germany’s dependence on Russian energy imports amid the Russian war on Ukraine, in Berlin, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

Unrepentant Schroeder exposes German coalition rift over Ukraine

Unrepentant Schroeder exposes German coalition rift over Ukraine

Former chancellor has links to Russian energy firms Top Social Democrat says Schroeder should quit party Schroeder says Germany benefited from his ties to Putin German coalition divided over arming Ukraine BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – The co-leader of Germany’s Social Democrats called on former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to quit the party after he defended … Read more

Large fire at oil depot in Russia’s Bryansk, near Ukraine – agencies

Large fire at oil depot in Russia’s Bryansk, near Ukraine – agencies

April 25 (Reuters) – A large fire was reported early on Monday at an oil storage facility in the Russian city of Bryansk, Russian news agencies said, citing the emergency services ministry, but gave no details. There was no immediate indication the fire was related to the war in Ukraine, although Russian officials said last … Read more

Russia is failing in Ukraine, top US official says

Russia is failing in Ukraine, top US official says

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks during a panel with the Friends of Europe in Brussels, Belgium, April 21, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, April 21 (Reuters) – US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Thursday that Russia was not achieving its goals … Read more

For oil refiners, now is the summer of distillate content

For oil refiners, now is the summer of distillate content

A nighttime view of Marathon Petroleum’s Los Angeles Refinery, which processes domestic & imported crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel, and other refined petroleum products, in Carson, California, US, March 11, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 21 (Reuters) – Refiners are planning … Read more

UK imposes largest ever asset freeze on two Abramovich associates

UK imposes largest ever asset freeze on two Abramovich associates

Plastic letters arranged to read “Sanctions” are placed in front of the Union Jack and Russian flag colors in this illustration taken February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UK sanctions two businessmen close to Abramovich Abramovich shifted assets to the men after Ukraine invasion UK imposes the … Read more

Biden will speak to Modi as US warns India on imports of Russian energy

Biden will speak to Modi as US warns India on imports of Russian energy

US President Joe Biden meets with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, … Read more