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Fuel shortages remain in south east England but improvements elsewhere

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LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Gas stations in London and southeast England continue to suffer a lack of fuel although the situation has improved in northern England and Scotland, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) said on Saturday. Britain will from Monday deploy military tanker drivers to deliver fuel after a......

EXCLUSIVE White House, top Democrats agree to boost carbon capture credit in budget bill -sources

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WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The White House and top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to boost a tax credit for industrial carbon capture projects in a deal that could help solidify support for the budget reconciliation bill at the heart of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, two sources with knowledge......

Mexico launches reform to put state in charge of power market

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Bill aims to concentrate regulatory power with state Bill seeks to reserve future lithium extraction for the state Lopez Obrador faces challenge getting law through Congress MEXICO CITY, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Mexico’s leftist government on Friday pitched a constitutional reform to bolster state control of the electricity market, seeking......

British gas pumps still dry, pig cull fears grow

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A worker guides vehicles into the forecourt as they queue to refill at a fuel station in London, Britain, September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Many gas stations still closed – Reuters reporters Britain says crisis stabilising More than a quarter of gas stations dry Pig cull fears: farmers warn butcher......

Ukraine demands sanctions on Russia’s Gazprom after Kyiv loses gas imports

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An engineer checks the gas distribution system in Beregdaroc, one of several points where Russian gas crosses into the European Union February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh Russia-Hungary deal deprives Kyiv of revenue, gas Kyiv wants sanctions on Gazprom Kremlin says criticism is politicised Says Gazprom is meeting all obligations KYIV/MOSCOW,......

Asian stocks extend global slide as inflation fears bite

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A man wearing a protective mask, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, is reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Asia-Pac stocks fall 1% after decline on Wall St overnight Concerns about inflation-growth outlook send bonds higher Gold in demand,......

China power crunch slams factories as coal lobby warns woes could stay until winter

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SHENYANG, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Small firms caught in China’s prolonged energy crunch are turning to diesel generators, or simply shutting shop, as coal industry officials voiced fears about stockpiles ahead of winter and manufacturing shrank in the world’s no. 2 economy. Beijing is scrambling to deliver more coal......

EXCLUSIVE The king of oil bets on batteries for a green world

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Alex Beard, head of oil at trading firm Glencore, looks on during an interview in Tlalnepantla, state of Mexico, Mexico, August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo Beard’s fund to invest in UK battery storage Batteries can cushion shocks and help power trading UK facing energy crisis LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters)......

U.S. trade officials delay decision on new solar tariffs

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Solar panels are seen at the Desert Stateline project near Nipton, California, U.S. August 16, 2021. Picture taken August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett/File Photo Sept 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday asked a group of anonymous domestic solar manufacturers for additional information before it would consider a......

U.S. natgas falls on mild weather, expected big storage build

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Natural gas is transferred into the SoCalGas system after being collected and purified at a Calgren collection facility in Pixley, California, U.S., October 2, 2019. Picture taken October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Sept 29 (Reuters) – U.S. natural gas futures dropped almost 7% on Wednesday after posting a seven-year......

China energy crunch triggers shutdowns, pleas for more coal

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Governor of Jilin province urges more coal imports Environmental checks, surging prices sap electricity generation Fears as power cuts hit traffic lights, 3G networks, factories State Grid Corp seeks to reassure residents on winter heating SHANGHAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – China faces mounting pressure to ramp up coal imports and......

Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry

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Army tanker drivers to be deployed if needed Trucker shortage has hit supply chains Britain says will extend some HGV licences Industry says hopes situation will stabilise LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute shortage of truckers triggered......

PennEast becomes the latest to scuttle a natural gas pipeline project

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A natural gas pipeline in Chino Hills State Park, California, U.S., April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Sept 27 (Reuters) – PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would stop developing a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, the latest in a series of natural gas lines to run aground due......

EV maker Polestar strikes $20-bln deal with Gores Guggenheim SPAC

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Sept 27 (Reuters) – Swedish electric-car maker Polestar said on Monday it will go public by merging with a U.S.-listed blank-check firm backed by billionaire Alec Gores and investment bank Guggenheim Partners at an enterprise value of $20 billion. The deal with Gores Guggenheim (GGPI.O) will provide Polestar cash proceeds......

Russia’s Gazprom is ready to boost gas sales to Europe – Ifx cites Kremlin

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The logo of Gazprom company is seen at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) is ready to increase gas supplies to Europe, Interfax news agency cited a Kremlin spokesman......

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......

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,......

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......

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

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