Keystone cleanup turns remote Kansas valley into a small town

Keystone cleanup turns remote Kansas valley into a small town

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 18 (Reuters) – Farmer Bill Pannbacker got a call earlier this month from a representative from TC Energy Corp , telling him that its Keystone Pipeline, which runs through his farmland in rural Kansas, had suffered an oil leak. But he was not prepared for what he saw on his land, which … Read more

Indonesia books bigger-than-expected Nov trade surplus of $5.2 bln

Indonesia books bigger-than-expected Nov trade surplus of $5.2 bln

JAKARTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Indonesia posted a larger-than-expected trade surplus last month, as imports unexpectedly contracted on a yearly basis while exports slowed, official data showed on Thursday. November imports were down 1.89% on a yearly basis to $18.96 billion, compared with a prediction of a 7% increase in a Reuters poll. Southeast Asia’s … Read more

U.S. sends first shipment of power gear to aid Ukraine

U.S. sends first shipment of power gear to aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The United States has shipped the first part of its power equipment aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials said on Monday, as Washington works to support the country’s energy infrastructure against intensifying attacks from Russia. The first tranche was power equipment worth about $13 million, one of the officials said. Another … Read more

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive U.S. oil spill

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive U.S. oil spill

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 10 (Reuters) – Residents near the site of the worst U.S. oil pipeline leak in a decade took the commotion and smell in stride as cleanup crews labored in near-freezing temperatures, and investigators searched for clues to what caused the spill. A heavy odor of oil hung in the air as tractor … Read more

Investigators, cleanup crews begin scouring oil pipeline spill in Kansas

Investigators, cleanup crews begin scouring oil pipeline spill in Kansas

WASHINGTON, Kansas, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Emergency crews on Friday were preparing to labor through the weekend to clean up the largest U.S. crude oil spill in nearly a decade, with workers descending on this farming community from as far away as Mississippi. A heavy odor of oil hung in the air, according to a … Read more

Food of the future: London air raid shelter to underground farm

Food of the future: London air raid shelter to underground farm

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – In an underground World War Two air raid shelter where London tube trains can be heard rattling overhead, aromatic coriander leaves tilt towards the pink glow of LED bulbs – a vision of how farms could look in the future. Zero Carbon Farms grows herbs and salads in Clapham, south … Read more

Exclusive: Russians, Ukrainians met in UAE to discuss prisoner swap, ammonia, sources say

Exclusive: Russians, Ukrainians met in UAE to discuss prisoner swap, ammonia, sources say

RIYADH, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Representatives from Russia and Ukraine met in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss the possibility of a prisoner-of-war swap that would be linked to a resumption of Russian ammonia exports, which go to Asia and Africa, via a Ukrainian pipeline, three sources with knowledge of the meeting said. … Read more

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea deal helps easing global food price crisis The UN-brokered deal is extended for four months Moscow wants removal of obstacles to grain, fertiliser exports Nov 17 (Reuters) – A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by helping Ukraine export its agricultural products from Black Sea ports was extended for four months on … Read more

Russian missiles pound Ukrainian energy facilities and defence plant

Russian missiles pound Ukrainian energy facilities and defence plant

Russia carries out new missile strikes in Ukraine Two deaths reported in southeast Ukraine overnight Gas production facilities damaged, Naftogaz says KYIV, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Russia pounded Ukrainian energy facilities and a huge rocket booster factory on Thursday in a new wave of missile strikes that Ukrainian officials denounced as terrorism. Explosions echoed though … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia seeks sanctions exemptions for state bank in Ukraine grain deal talks-sources

EXCLUSIVE Russia seeks sanctions exemptions for state bank in Ukraine grain deal talks-sources

Russia wants U.N. to help ease grain, fertiliser exports Requests include sanctions-hit Rosselkhozbank – sources Plan would let Rosselkhozbank process payments for grain Request is a key part of talks on rolling over grain deal Nov 4 (Reuters) – Russia wants the West to ease restrictions on state agriculture lender Rosselkhozbank to facilitate Russian grain … Read more