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Gas must be β€˜completely’ decarbonised by 2050, says UK think-tank

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Britain must entirely get rid of fossil-based natural gas in the coming three decades if the country is to meet its long-term decarbonisation objectives, according to a think-tank close to the ruling Conservative party.

Ukraine’s elections highlight deep divides over natural gas

By Robert Rapier

The direction of Ukraine’s energy policies is of great interest to observers in Brussels and the European capitals, as a stable and prosperous Ukraine would increase overall European energy security, writes Robert Rapier.

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Jerzy Buzek: Deal on Nord Stream 2 is good for Poland and EU

By Karolina Zbytniewska

The revised EU gas directive agreed on Tuesday night (12 February) gives guarantees that the EU’s interests are preserved, by giving the European Commission a key role in the permitting process of all pipelines linking Europe with foreign countries, including Russia, says MEP Jerzy Buzek.

EU strikes deal on rules to govern Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday (12 February) on new rules governing import gas pipelines including Russia’s planned Nord Stream 2, but added a special loophole to make sure the German-backed project can go ahead.

Trump Pushes Iraq to Stop Buying Energy From Iran

By EDWARD WONG

The push by American officials to get Iraq to comply with Iran sanctions could lead to more mass protests and political instability in the electricity-starved country.

Iraq Rebuffs U.S. Demands to Stop Buying Energy From Iran

By EDWARD WONG

The push by American officials to get Iraq to comply with Iran sanctions could lead to more mass protests and political instability in the electricity-starved country.

CaΓ±ete sees gas as β€˜a bridge’ to reach EU’s clean energy goals

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Natural gas will remain “an important component” of the EU’s energy mix for decades to come, but its role will evolve by the mid-century to become a “complement” to wind and solar power, the EU’s energy chief has said in comments that has ruffled feathers in the industry.

Australia Cancels Residency for Wealthy Chinese Donor Linked to Communist Party

By DAMIEN CAVE

Huang Xiangmo, a developer who has lived in Australia for years, has given millions of dollars across the political spectrum, raising concerns about Chinese influence.

Qatar and Exxon Mobil Plan $10 Billion Gas Investment in Texas

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

The move would give Qatar better access to Latin American markets and strengthen its relationship with the Trump administration two years into a dispute with Saudi Arabia.

Texas Official’s Claim About Citizenship of 95,000 Is Called Into Doubt

By LIAM STACK

Local elections officials find that many people whose citizenship had been questioned are, in fact, United States citizens.

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