Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts break the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling. The outposts are just some of the dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on … Read more

Exclusive: Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Europeans have dialed down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and setting the temperature lower, data shows. The data, from hundreds of thousands of smart thermometers installed in households across the … Read more

Lithuania-Latvia gas pipeline blows up, but no sign of attack

VILNIUS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A gas pipeline connecting Lithuania and Latvia was hit by an explosion on Friday but there was no immediate evidence of an attack, Lithuania gas transmission operator Amber Grid said. Video published by Lithuania’s public broadcaster LRT showed a fire raging at the blast site in the Panevezys county in … Read more

Oil drops on China uncertainty; US demand limits decline

Oil tie for second straight session More countries consider travel restrictions on Chinese visitors Weaker dollar, escalation of Ukraine war support oil markets US gasoline stocks fell, crude stocks rose last week -EIA Keystone pipeline restarts, oil prices unchanged post-settlement NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell for a second straight session on … Read more

Storm cuts US oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Frigid cold and blowing winds on Friday knocked out power and cut energy production across the United States, driving up heating and electricity prices as people prepared for holiday celebrations. Winter Storm Elliott brought sub-freezing temperatures and extreme weather alerts to about two-thirds of the United States, with cold and snow … Read more

Oil prices rise above $2 on drawdown in US crude stocks

US crude stocks fall by 5.9 mln bbls vs est. for 1.7 million draw No new COVID-19 deaths in China boosts hopes of curbs easing S. Arabia minister backs OPEC+ move to cut oil output Snow seen to hit travel in the United States HOUSTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by more than … Read more

Three dead as blast shuts part of Russia-Ukraine gas export pipeline

MOSCOW, Dec 20 (Reuters) – A blast ripped through a gas pipeline in central Russia, killing three people and disrupting some of the limited amount of Russian gas that is still reaching Europe, local officials said on Tuesday. The flow of gas through a section of the Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhhorod pipeline that takes gas from Russia’s Arctic … Read more

Oil bounces as China demand hopes to offset recession fears

Reopening of Chinese economy buoys demand hopes Rising interest rates and recession fears weigh US to begin purchases for strategic reserve LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Oil rose on Monday after tumbling by more than $2 a barrel in the previous session as optimism over the Chinese economy outweighed concern over a global recession. China, … 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

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