G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders meeting in Germany discuss plans to reduce Russian revenues from oil exports amid a surge in energy prices. Leaders of Group of Seven (G7) nations have discussed plans to cap the price of Russian oil in order to put the squeeze on Moscow, which is benefiting from soaring energy prices, and cut off … Read more

Germany triggers ‘alert level’ of emergency gas plan, sees high risk of long-term supply shortages

Germany triggers 'alert level' of emergency gas plan, sees high risk of long-term supply shortages

Habeck has previously warned the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a gas supply shortage. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany has declared it is moving to the so-called “alert level” of its emergency gas plan, as reduced Russian flows exacerbate fears of a … Read more

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

A sign reading ‘Kaliningrad’ stands atop the main city’s south railway station. Kaliningrad is a small Russian exclave located on the Baltic Sea and sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. It has become the center of a spat between Russia and NATO-member Lithuania. Harry Engels | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images A new front in … Read more

Natural Gas In The Limelight As Power Demand Soars

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While oil markets remain incredibly tight, it is natural gas markets that are making headlines in energy markets this week. Russia is sending less natural gas to European countries and Northeast Asian nations are seeing power demand surge amid intense heatwaves. Chart of the Week – Russian pipeline gas supplies have dropped to their lowest … Read more

Europe turns to coal as Russia squeezes gas supplies

Europe turns to coal as Russia squeezes gas supplies

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck has warned that the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a supply shortage. Ina Fassbender | Afp | Getty Images Reduced flows of Russian gas and the specter of a full supply disruption have prompted some European governments to reconsider coal, one … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union — cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

China’s imports of Russian oil hit new record high

China's imports of Russian oil hit new record high

Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totaled nearly 8.42 million tonnes, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. That’s equivalent to roughly 1.98 million barrels per day (bpd) and up a quarter from 1.59 … Read more

Germany turns to coal as Russia throttles gas supplies

Germany turns to coal as Russia throttles gas supplies

Germany plans to compensate for a cut in Russian gas supplies by increasing the burning of coal — the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel in terms of emissions. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Germany has said the deteriorating gas market situation means Europe’s largest economy must limit the use of natural gas for electricity production … Read more

Germany to fire up coal stations as Russia squeezes gas supply

Germany to fire up coal stations as Russia squeezes gas supply

“The situation is serious,” Habeck said in a statement. “We are therefore continuing to strengthen precautions and taking additional measures to reduce gas consumption. This means that gas consumption must fall further, but more gas must be put into the storage facilities, otherwise things will really get tight in winter.” Germany is heavily reliant on … Read more

Hungary says EU can’t impose a gas ban on Russia

Hungary says EU can't impose a gas ban on Russia

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has ruled out the prospect of a Russian gas ban in the European Union’s next package of sanctions, saying it would be “impossible.” Landlocked Hungary is overwhelmingly dependent on Russian hydrocarbons. Szijjarto’s comments come as President Vladimir Putin says he believes the West will not be able to wean itself … Read more