Russian Shelling Forces Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plant to Run on Backup Generators

Russian Shelling Forces Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plant to Run on Backup Generators

Ukraine said its Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been disconnected from the power grid after Russian shelling damaged transmission lines and left the plant dependent on diesel generators, while Russian officials renewed their calls for civilians to evacuate the southern city of Kherson. Two remaining high-voltage transmission lines connecting the power plant to the Ukrainian … Read more

The hidden corner of the energy market, where Russian exports to Europe are flourishing

The hidden corner of the energy market, where Russian exports to Europe are flourishing

Europe is spending hundreds of billions of euros to wean itself off Russian natural gas, but there is one corner of the energy market where the continent is struggling to kick the habit. While supplies of Russian pipeline gas, which made up the bulk of Europe’s gas imports before the Ukraine war, are down to … Read more

Russia moves to defend Kherson against Ukraine’s advance before winter

Russia moves to defend Kherson against Ukraine’s advance before winter

KYIV, Ukraine – Russian-installed officials in Ukraine’s Kherson said they were forming territorial defense units on Monday as Kyiv pushes to retake the occupied regional capital before the onset of winter and Russia accused Ukraine, without citing evidence, of to prepare to use a “dirty bomb” on the battlefield. The announcement of the units, which … Read more

The US and Saudi Arabia trade barbs on oil production, Russia

The US and Saudi Arabia trade barbs on oil production, Russia

RIYADH – The White House traded rebukes with Saudi Arabia on Thursday after the Biden administration threatened to retaliate against last week’s major oil production cut by Saudi-led OPEC and its Russia-led allies, worsening Washington’s spat with a major Middle East partner. In a statement overnight, Saudi Arabia rejected US claims that it had sided … Read more

The US and Saudi Arabia trade barbs on oil production, Russia

The US and Saudi Arabia trade barbs on oil production, Russia

RIYADH—Saudi Arabia is backing down after the Biden administration threatened to retaliate against last week’s major oil production cut by Saudi-led OPEC and its Russia-led allies, as Washington’s spat with a major Middle East partner deepens. In a statement early Thursday, the kingdom rejected US claims that it has sided with Russia in the Ukraine … Read more

Oil refinery strike gripped France amid energy crisis

Oil refinery strike gripped France amid energy crisis

PARIS – A strike by French refinery workers has choked fuel supplies across the country, exacerbating the country’s energy crisis as temperatures drop and Europe grapples with a sharp cut in Russian natural gas supplies. The CGT, France’s far-left trade union, decided on Wednesday to continue a strike that has crippled the country’s refining system. … Read more

Biden, Venezuela and the oil dictators

Biden, Venezuela and the oil dictators

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) El Palito refinery in El Palito, Venezuela, March 9. Photo: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg News The insanity of the Biden administration’s energy policy has been horrifying to watch, like a car crash, except all Americans are passengers. The latest bizarre twist is that the White House may ease sanctions against Venezuela and … Read more

Sultan Al Jaber: Continued investment in oil and gas is a necessity to ensure energy security

Sultan Al Jaber: Continued investment in oil and gas is a necessity to ensure energy security

Abu Dhabi (Union) His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Managing Director and CEO of ADNOC and its group of companies, emphasized that continued investment in oil and gas is essential to ensure energy security, sustainable economic and social growth, and progress in climate action.This came in his … Read more

You can’t eat without natural gas

You can’t eat without natural gas

A food distribution site in Washington, March 31, 2021. Photo: Michael Reynolds/Shutterstock The UN’s World Food Program has called 2022 a “year of unprecedented hunger.” It claims that as many as 828 million people around the world go to bed hungry every day, and 50 million “teer on the edge of famine.” WFP expects global … Read more

Nord Stream Leaks Spur Scramble to Protect Europe’s Energy Infrastructure

Nord Stream Leaks Spur Scramble to Protect Europe’s Energy Infrastructure

The European Union on Wednesday threatened retaliation for any further attacks on Europe’s energy facilities following the incidents on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines. The pipes suffered a significant drop in pressure on Monday and began leaking gas into the sea. Although the incidents do not affect Europe’s gas supply because the … Read more