India’s sunoil imports rise to record as Russia-Ukraine fight for market share

MUMBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – India’s January sunflower oil imports are set to surge to a record 473,000 tonnes, nearly triple average monthly imports as top exporters Russia and Ukraine seek to reduce stockpiles, industry officials told Reuters. Record imports by India, the world’s biggest vegetable oil importer, come as sunoil’s discount to rival soyoil … Read more

Traffic resumes after Ukraine cargo ship grounded near Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The cargo ship MKK 1, traveling from Ukraine to Turkey, was grounded in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Monday and traffic in the strait was suspended for a few hours, shipping agents Tribeca said. Several tugs were among vessels sent to provide assistance to the ship, the coastguard authority said. It … Read more

Traffic in Suez Canal normal after ship breakdown dealt with- SCA

CAIRO, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Shipping traffic in the Suez Canal was proceeding normally on Monday after tugs towed a cargo vessel that broke down during its passage through the waterway, the Canal Authority said. The breakdown was expected to cause only minor delays, with convoys of ships resuming regular transit by 11:00 local time … Read more

Biden says Putin is trying to find ‘oxygen’ with truce proposal

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden suggested Vladimir Putin’s struggle in Ukraine after 10 months of war and thousands of lives lost had prompted the Russian president to offer a 36-hour truce, saying, “I think he’s trying to find some oxygen.” The Kremlin said Putin had ordered a ceasefire from midday on … Read more

Erdogan tells Putin ceasefire needed in Ukraine peace efforts – presidency

ISTANBUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Vladimir Putin in a phone call that peace efforts in the Russia-Ukraine war should be supported by a unilateral ceasefire and a “vision for a fair solution”, the Turkish presidency said on Thursday. Erdogan and the Russian president have spoken repeatedly since Russian forces invaded … Read more

India govt to take final call on selling wheat in open market in 10 days – sources

Jan 3 (Reuters) – The Indian government is considering selling 2.1 million tonnes of wheat in the open market to control food inflation and a final decision will be taken in the next 10 days, two government officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The intervention is being planned by the government via its open market sale … Read more

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 he … Read more

US 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, US 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

Keystone operator recovers about 2,600 barrels of oil from Kansas creek

No timetable yet for restart Oil stained nearby pastureland used by ranchers Lack of Canadian oil supply a concern WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 12 (Reuters) – Canada’s TC Energy Corp ( TRP.TO ) said it had cleaned up almost 2,600 barrels of oil from the largest US crude spill in nearly a decade, but the timetable … Read more

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive US oil spills

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 10 (Reuters) – Residents near the site of the worst US 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 game. A heavy odor of oil hung in the air as tractor … Read more