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New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

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WHO issues first air quality guidelines since 2005 Slashes recommended limits for emissions linked to fossil fuels Says air pollution threat to health alongside climate change Blames exposure to air pollution for 7 million deaths a year GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air......

Soaring gas prices ripple through heavy industry, supply chains

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LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Global record high natural gas prices are pushing some energy-intensive companies to curtail production in a trend that is adding to disruptions to global supply chains in some sectors such as food and could result in higher costs being passed on to their customers. Some......

EXCLUSIVE Biden administration mulls big cuts to biofuel mandates in win for oil industry -document

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Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a......

Two more UK energy suppliers stop trading on gas price hit

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LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A further two British energy suppliers stopped trading on Wednesday, leaving more than 800,000 customers potentially facing higher bills, after a jump in natural gas prices pushed the sector to the brink. Avro Energy and Green Supplier Limited became the latest providers to say they......

Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

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CO2 prices will rise sharply, minister says UK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants Poultry plants would have closed, Britain says Iceland says 3-week deal will not save Christmas Poultry industry says turkey production will still fall LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday......

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

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BMW iX5 Hydrogen is seen during Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay MUNICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of......

U.S. solar companies warn that proposed tariffs would devastate new projects

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Solar panels are seen at the Desert Stateline project near Nipton, California, U.S. August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett Sept 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. solar industry group warned on Wednesday that tariffs on imported panels from three Asian countries would jeopardize nearly 30% of the solar capacity the nation is......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

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A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

Shell exits Permian with $9.5 bln Texas shale sale to ConocoPhillips

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Sept 20 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips (COP.N) for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the......

OPEC+ struggles to pump more oil to meet rising demand

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The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – OPEC and its allies struggled again to pump enough oil in August to meet global demand......

Sudan thwarts attempted coup, situation under control, army says

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Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir is seen inside the defendant’s cage during his and some of his former allies trial over the 1989 military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989, at a courthouse in Khartoum, Sudan September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM, Sept 21 (Reuters)......

Oil prices advance amid U.S. supply tightness signals

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Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base/File Photo TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday as analysts pointed to signs of U.S. supply tightness, ending days of losses as global......

Poland refuses to halt disputed coal mine despite EU court penalty

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The Turow open-pit coal mine operated by the company PGE is seen in Bogatynia, Poland, June 15, 2021. Picture taken June 15, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny BRUSSELS/WARSAW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Poland vowed to keep its disputed Turow coal mine running on Monday despite being hit with a order to......

Norway to raise gas exports to Europe as prices soar

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Equinor’s logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Stavanger, Norway December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo To hike by total 2 bcm from Oct. 1 for next 12 months Europe seeing record power prices OSLO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Norway will allow state-controlled Equinor (EQNR.OL) and its partners to......

Marketmind: Watch those spiralling gas prices

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Fuel prices are displayed at a gas station in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao. A massive week in monetary policy, with some 16 central banks holding meetings and possibly the first rate hike from......

Australia steps up hydrogen funding ahead of climate talks

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A worker stands atop a wind turbine during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray MELBOURNE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Australia said on Monday it would......

Former Algerian president Bouteflika given state funeral

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ALGIERS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted in 2019 after mass protests, was given a state funeral on Sunday attended by senior officials but received little of the attention given to such occasions in the past. Bouteflika died on Friday, aged 84. An armoured vehicle decked......

Turkish President Erdogan says to meet Greek PM in New York

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ANKARA, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York. The NATO members and regional rivals have been at odds over a host of maritime......

Lebanon seeking answers over Halliburton offshore Israel contract

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BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked his foreign minister to seek clarification from the international community after Israel granted U.S. oilfield services group Halliburton (HAL.N) an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean. Lebanon and Israel are in dispute over the delineation of their territorial......

Algeria’s former President Bouteflika dies at 84

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ALGIERS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at 84, the presidency said on Friday, more than two years after he stepped down under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s war for independence, had ruled the North African country for......

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