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Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel successor

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Final opinion polls gave Social Democrats a narrow lead Conservatives reduced gap in final stages of campaign BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germans vote in a national election on Sunday that looks too close to call, with the centre-left Social Democrats......

UK looking at deal to remove China from nuclear project- report

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Car lights stream past a home near Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent, southern England, December 4, 2012./File Photo LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is closing in on a deal which would remove China’s state-owned nuclear energy company China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) from involvement in building a......

Britain expected to ease visa rules as truck driver shortage bites

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LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary work visas to truck drivers to ease an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at hundreds of gas stations and long queues to fill up – with pumps running dry in some places.......

Europe needs long-term energy plan, Eni CEO says

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Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Italian energy company Eni talks to media at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou/File Photo MILAN, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Soaring gas prices as winter approaches are evidence that the European Union needs to work out a long-term energy security plan,......

Zimbabwe bolsters emissions targets ahead of climate summit

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A cow stands on caked mud before a small patch of water at a dam as the region deals with a prolonged drought near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Sept 25 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has adopted a more ambitious target for emissions reduction ahead of a United Nations climate conference in......

EXCLUSIVE Oil producer Hilcorp eyes purchase of shut Louisiana refinery -sources

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HOUSTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Houston-based oil producer Hilcorp (HILCO.UL) is evaluating Phillips 66’s (PSX.N) refinery in Alliance, Louisiana, for conversion into an oil export terminal, said four sources familiar with the matter, a move that would eliminate it as a source of motor fuels. Hilcorp, the largest privately owned......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

China scrambles to fix power crunch, tame runaway raw material markets

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BEIJING, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Roiled by widening power curbs that have disrupted industrial operations, Chinese commodity producers and manufacturers may finally be getting some relief. Beijing’s top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, said on Friday it will work to resolve the power shortages that have plagued......

Oil looks set to test 3-year high as supplies tighten

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A worker collects a crude oil sample at an oil well operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Morichal, Venezuela, July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo TOKYO, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Friday, taking Brent towards three-year highs, as investors focused......

Oil prices rise on tight supply, renewed risk appetite

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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo U.S. crude stocks plunge to lowest since Oct 2018 -EIA Strong natgas prices support upside LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices extended gains on Thursday,......

Australia sues Neoen for lack of power from its Tesla battery reserve

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Tesla Powerpacks at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Sonali Paul MELBOURNE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has filed a lawsuit against Neoen SA (NEOEN.PA), saying the French firm’s Tesla “Big Battery” in South Australia did not provide backup power during four months......

Canada fossil fuel workers want victorious Trudeau to keep retraining pledge

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announce the beginning of construction on the Green Line at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Sturk/File Photo CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s narrow election victory......

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......

Oil prices rise on expected U.S. stocks draw

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A gas pump at a petrol station in Seoul June 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo API shows drop in U.S. crude, product stocks – sources Market awaits EIA inventory data due later on Wednesday OPEC+ struggles to pump more oil Gas price rally adds to the upside pressure LONDON, Sept......

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......

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,......

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