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Lobby group for Lancashire fracking ‘mostly’ made up of firms outside the area
The North West Energy Task Force, a major lobby group created to make a business case for fracking in Lancashire, consists mainly of firms located outside the county, an investigation by Greenpeace has found.

28.03.2015 18:21

5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its conflicts
One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. RT explains the underlying reasons behind the nation's conflicts.

26.03.2015 14:17

Fracking moratorium, strict liability standards bills pass in Maryland
Both chambers of the Maryland legislature passed bills that would rein in hydraulic fracturing in the state. The House of Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on fracking, while the Senate approved strict liability standards for oil and gas drillers.

25.03.2015 15:54

Ex-Environment Agency boss ‘hugely skeptical’ about UK shale oil
The former Environment Agency chief Lord Smith says he is “hugely skeptical” about the future of fracking in the UK. He claims it’s unclear whether the process could be used to extract shale oil in the south of England.

25.03.2015 15:07

Ukraine threatens to stop importing Russian gas from April 1
Kiev said it will stop importing Russian gas from next Wednesday if Gazprom doesn’t offer it a better price, according to the country’s Energy Minister Vladimir Demchishin. Halting supplies through Ukraine could put Europe’s energy security in limbo.

23.03.2015 15:58

Ukrainian oligarch helps ‘fortify’ state oil & gas company HQ in Kiev ‘against raiders’
The governor of Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk region, Igor Kolomoysky, claims he has helped secure the Kiev HQ of the national oil and gas extracting company “from raiders”. It comes days after he tried to regain control of an oil transportation company.

22.03.2015 20:03

​Moscow ready to offer Ukraine discount on gas contract price
Moscow insists that besides a possible discount, the gas price formula and the existing contract with Ukraine should remain the same until the standing contract’s expiration. Russia, Ukraine and the EU Commission agreed on a new round of talks next month.

21.03.2015 00:53

​Russian govt approves eastern route for gas supplies to China
The Russian government has approved a bill on gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline. It will be delivering the estimated 38 billion cubic meters of gas annually as a part of a $400 billion deal.

20.03.2015 09:54

Naftogaz makes $15mn advance payment - Gazprom
Naftogaz, Ukraine's state gas company, has sent another $15 million installment to Gazprom for March supplies, which follows the same prepayment made on March 17, Gazprom said.

20.03.2015 09:25

Moscow and Ankara agree 10.25% gas discount for Turkey
Russia’s Gazprom and Turkish pipeline company Botas have agreed a 10.25 percent discount on Russian gas supplied to Turkey, said Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz.

18.03.2015 14:36

​Russian billionaire to sell North Sea gas assets - media
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, owner of the LetterOne investment company, is reportedly preparing to sell dozens of his newly acquired North Sea oil and gas assets in accordance with a UK government requirement, and because of falling prices.

18.03.2015 08:10

Ukraine’s $15mn payment enough to buy gas for 7 days only – Gazprom
The money paid in advance by Ukraine to Gazprom is sufficient for gas supplies for approximately seven days, Gazprom said after confirming they received a $15 million transfer from Ukraine’s Naftogaz.

17.03.2015 19:27