Poverty-stricken families who face the dilemma of whether to heat their homes or go hungry will be given free fuel vouchers under a new pilot scheme so they can afford to meet soaring energy bills in a climate of ongoing austerity.
There are no reasons why Russia and Argentina should’t have bilateral ties, Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said, stressing that it is “absurd” to deem Russia a threat. Kirchner spoke to RT in her first interview to a foreign media in five years.
Bulgaria has reportedly inked a deal on a new “gas corridor” with Romania and Greece which will be completed in 2018, and is expected to cut the country’s almost total dependency on Russian natural gas.
Goldman Sachs’ claim that a Labour victory in the general election would impact negatively on Britain’s economy has been dismissed by leading British economists, who say the Wall Street giant’s outlook is laughable and colored by self-interest.
Russia’s biggest gas utility, Gazprom, was hit with an antitrust case by European Union regulators for “abusing” its dominant position and overcharging customers for gas supplies. The investigation against the Gazprom has been ongoing for 2 years.
Gazprom says it will guarantee the transit of up to 47 billion cubic meters of gas to Greece after the construction of a gas pipeline from the Greek-Turkish border. The company’s CEO Aleksey Miller confirmed the deal.
Undisputed leader of OPEC, Saudi Arabia, increased daily oil production by 658,800 barrels in March to an average of 10.294 million barrels a day, says data the country gave to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ secretariat in Vienna.