Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule out gas rationing Says market threatened by ‘Lehman Brothers’ moment Alarm stage decision does not change status quo: E.ON BERLIN, June 23 (Reuters) – Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday … Read more

China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi

China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi

Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia overtakes Saudi as top supplier after 19-month gap Russian imports nearly 2 mln bpd in May Imports from Malaysia more than doubled in May … Read more

Biden blasts oil refiners for record high gasoline prices, profits

Biden blasts oil refiners for record high gasoline prices, profits

Gas prices over the $6.00 mark are advertised at a 76 Station in Santa Monica, California, U.S., May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday demanded oil refining companies explain why they are not putting more gasoline on … Read more

London stocks hit more than three-week low on UK slowdown fears

London stocks hit more than three-week low on UK slowdown fears

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FTSE 100 down 0.9%, FTSE 250 off 1.3% June 13 (Reuters) – UK shares fell to their lowest level in more than three weeks … Read more

U.S. gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

U.S. gasoline average price tops  per gallon in historic first

June 11 (Reuters) – The price of U.S. gasoline averaged more than $5 a gallon for the first time on Saturday, data from the AAA showed, extending a surge in fuel costs that is driving rising inflation. The national average price for regular unleaded gas rose to $5.004 a gallon on June 11 from $4.986 … Read more

Freeport LNG plant to shut for 3 weeks, roiling global energy markets

Freeport LNG plant to shut for 3 weeks, roiling global energy markets

HOUSTON, June 8 (Reuters) – Freeport LNG, operator of one of the largest U.S. export plants producing liquefied natural gas (LNG), will shut for at least three weeks following an explosion at its Texas Gulf Coast facility. The fire roiled U.S. natural gas markets on Wednesday and the impact is likely to spread through Europe … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

Exclusive: U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26, 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via REUTERS Register now … Read more

Musk’s $44 billion Twitter buyout challenged in shareholder lawsuit

Musk’s  billion Twitter buyout challenged in shareholder lawsuit

May 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to stop Musk from completing his $44 billion takeover of the social media company before 2025. In a proposed class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court, the Orlando Police Pension Fund said Delaware law forbade … Read more

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colours in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU offers Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep more time to adapt Oil shipping ban postponed in bid to persuade Greece … Read more

U.S. Senate committee passes antitrust bill pressuring OPEC

U.S. Senate committee passes antitrust bill pressuring OPEC

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Thursday that could expose the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and partners to lawsuits for collusion on boosting crude oil prices. The No Oil Producing or Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) bill sponsored by senators, including Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Amy Klobuchar, … Read more