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134-day Islamic State siege of Kobani lifted
The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.

30.01.2015 12:37

We need off-shore drilling, says Obama; like another hurricane, add locals
​The Obama administration has released plans for expanding America’s energy independence through offshore exploration, but the proposal faces an uphill battle, including from some who say “we need offshore drilling like we need another hurricane.”

28.01.2015 17:10

Nae fracking here! SNP govt imposes shale gas moratorium in Scotland
Scotland has imposed a moratorium on shale gas planning permits while an assessment on the impact of shale drilling is completed, ministers told the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday.

28.01.2015 15:14

​Russia and Turkey agree on new gas route
Russia and Turkey have agreed on the route of the ‘Turkish Stream’ pipeline under the Black Sea. The first gas pipe with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters will be operational by December 2016.

27.01.2015 15:09

Frackdown: Government concedes to national park fracking ban
In a victory for the Labour Party and other opponents of fracking, the Conservative-led coalition has announced that fracking will be banned in all national parks. Further restrictive measures were also placed upon shale gas companies.

27.01.2015 09:27

Fracking moratorium rejected as protesters descend on Parliament
Activists descended on Parliament Square to protest against fracking plans, as MPs voted on the future of Britain's shale gas industry.

26.01.2015 08:49

North Dakota pipeline leaks crude oil, 3mn gallons of fracking byproduct
Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater and an as yet unknown amount of crude oil have leaked from a northwest North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds into the Missouri River. Officials have called the leak the largest of its kind in state history.

23.01.2015 15:09

​UK fracking application ‘should be refused’ due to noise pollution – report
Fracking plans in Lancashire should be rejected due to the “unacceptable” levels of noise and pollution it will create, a report recommends.

21.01.2015 12:22

Baker Hughes slashes 7,000 jobs as falling price forces Big Oil austerity
The world's third largest oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. plans to slash 7,000 jobs due to reeling oil prices, which are pushing big oil to cut production and new projects.

21.01.2015 09:11

Gazprom announces final nail in the South Stream coffin
Europe will have to get gas via Turkey or Ukraine, there will be no direct transcontinental pipeline to Europe, Gazprom has confirmed. It is disappointing news for Bulgaria, which was hoping to get gas directly from Russia, and not via Ukraine.

14.01.2015 13:48

​Poorest Britons see energy costs nearly double, but only 10% price hike for richest
Britons poorest citizens have seen their energy bills nearly double since 2010 when the Tory-led coalition took power, according to new figures from the House of Commons Library.

14.01.2015 14:49

Gas pipeline explodes at Ross Barnett Reservoir in Mississippi
A natural gas pipeline exploded at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Mississippi on Wednesday morning, causing a massive fire, local US media reported. There have been no immediate reports of injuries.

14.01.2015 13:40