Putin discusses West’s oil price cap with Iraqi leader – Kremlin

Putin discusses West’s oil price cap with Iraqi leader – Kremlin

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed Western attempts to cap the price of Russian oil during a phone call with Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the new Iraqi prime minister, the Kremlin said in a readout of the call. It said Putin had told Sudani that a price cap would have serious … Read more

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Talks with other Chinese, European buyers ongoing -Kaabi Says buyers may take up to a 5% stake in expansion Says deal signals importance of secure long-term supply DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas in the longest such LNG agreement to date as … Read more

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s state-run atomic energy agency, Rosatom, warned on Monday there was a risk of a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, following renewed shelling over the weekend. Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of shelling the facility for months since Russian forces took … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not immediately clear, and came concurrent with an explosion in a village in eastern Poland … Read more

UK to announce US gas deal after climate change summit -Telegraph

UK to announce US gas deal after climate change summit -Telegraph

Nov 7 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is poised to announce a major natural gas deal with the United States after the COP27 climate change summit, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday. Britain hopes the United States will promise about 10 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over the coming year, … Read more

Heavily criticalized Russian commander takes three-week holiday, agency says

Heavily criticalized Russian commander takes three-week holiday, agency says

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The commander of one of Russia’s five military districts, heavily criticized for the performance of his troops in Ukraine, is taking a three-week holiday, according to the regional news agency Ura.ru. The Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday. But the Russian newspaper Kommersant … Read more

Poland picks US offer for its first nuclear power plant -PM

Poland picks US offer for its first nuclear power plant -PM

WARSAW, Oct 28 (Reuters) – US firm Westinghouse Electric Co will build Poland’s first nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday, confirming a long-awaited decision aiming to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and phase out coal. With Russia waging war in neighboring Ukraine, Poland’s choice of a partner from the United States … Read more

Western officials finalizing plans for Russia oil-price cap

Western officials finalizing plans for Russia oil-price cap

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – US and Western officials are finalizing plans to impose a cap on Russian oil prices amid a warning from the World Bank that any plan will need active participation of emerging market economies to be effective. Officials said no price range has been decided yet, however one person familiar with … Read more

Canada commits C$970 million to new nuclear power technology

Canada commits C0 million to new nuclear power technology

OTTAWA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Canada will provide C$970 million ($708 million) in financing to develop a grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR), a new nuclear technology touted as a key part of the country’s plans to reduce emissions, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said on Tuesday. The project, which is being developed by utility Ontario … Read more

Thousands in new Moldova anti-government protest

Thousands in new Moldova anti-government protest

CHISINAU, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Several thousand protesters denouncing Moldova’s pro-Western leaders marched through ex-Soviet state’s capital for the sixth consecutive Sunday and set up a new tent camp days after police cleared a similar encampment. About 7,000 demonstrators decried steep price increases, particularly for gas bought from Russia. They called for the resignation of … Read more