Greenpeace blocks off BP HQ

Greenpeace blocks off BP HQ

Greenpeace activists have “shut down” BP’s London headquarters and say they plan to blockade it for at least a week. The environmentalists set out a list of demands after a team descended on St James’ Square this morning (Monday) at 3am. Activists locked themselves in five sealed, metal containers, each weighing several tonnes, that were […]

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Oil prices rise amid Iranian tensions 

Oil prices rise amid Iranian tensions 

Global oil markets face more disturbances as tensions continue to rise between Iran and the US.  Regional tensions, combined with crises in Libya and Venezuela, have pushed the Brent crude oil benchmark index above US$72 per barrel, up from US$69 earlier in May.  Some analysts warn that prices over US$90 loom, although the ongoing trade war with China […]

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Russia set to reveal cost of oil pipeline blunder 

Russia set to reveal cost of oil pipeline blunder 

A joint commission of Russian and Belarusian representatives will start to reveal the losses from the contaminated Druzhba oil pipeline tomorrow (Monday), Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told the state media.  The working group examining the issue included representatives of Belarusian oil and chemical firm Belneftekhim and Russia’s Ministry of Energy, Kozak said, according […]

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Nord Steam 2 blames Denmark for possible six-month delay

Nord Steam 2 blames Denmark for possible six-month delay

Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany may be delayed by at least six months if Denmark forces it to take an alternative route. The pipeline consortium said it faced a Danish request to consider a new route, pushing back a potential completion date to the second half of 2020. Nord Stream 2’s report was […]

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The Libyan Oil Era is Over

The Libyan Oil Era is Over

For decades, Libyan oil has been a linchpin of European oil-supply security. In 2011, the British and French even went to war partly for this reason. Conventionally speaking, the ongoing Libyan civil war imperils this supply channel. In a recent OilPrice piece, Nick Cunningham argued amidst last week’s fall in oil prices: “markets are overlooking […]

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Nord Steam 2 blames Denmark for possible six-month delay

Nord Steam 2 blames Denmark for possible six-month delay

Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany may be delayed by at least six months if Denmark forces it to take an alternative route. The pipeline consortium said it faced a Danish request to consider a new route, pushing back a potential completion date to the second half of 2020. Nord Stream 2’s report was […]

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Storage
Project aims to sell hydrogen batteries by 2020

Project aims to sell hydrogen batteries by 2020

The University of New South Wales in Sydney and H2Store have received funding to test a new hydrogen battery which researchers say could outperform lithium-ion batteries. Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou of the School of Chemical Engineering said the design would offer cheap storage and transport of hydrogen within the next two years. Aguey-Zinsou said his invention […]

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Consumption
Russia set to reveal cost of oil pipeline blunder 

Russia set to reveal cost of oil pipeline blunder 

A joint commission of Russian and Belarusian representatives will start to reveal the losses from the contaminated Druzhba oil pipeline tomorrow (Monday), Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told the state media.  The working group examining the issue included representatives of Belarusian oil and chemical firm Belneftekhim and Russia’s Ministry of Energy, Kozak said, according […]

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Policy
Oil prices rise amid Iranian tensions 

Oil prices rise amid Iranian tensions 

Global oil markets face more disturbances as tensions continue to rise between Iran and the US.  Regional tensions, combined with crises in Libya and Venezuela, have pushed the Brent crude oil benchmark index above US$72 per barrel, up from US$69 earlier in May.  Some analysts warn that prices over US$90 loom, although the ongoing trade war with China […]

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Environment
Greenpeace blocks off BP HQ

Greenpeace blocks off BP HQ

Greenpeace activists have “shut down” BP’s London headquarters and say they plan to blockade it for at least a week. The environmentalists set out a list of demands after a team descended on St James’ Square this morning (Monday) at 3am. Activists locked themselves in five sealed, metal containers, each weighing several tonnes, that were […]

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Industry
Industry body aims to boost smart-energy system

Industry body aims to boost smart-energy system

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) says it has launched a compliance scheme that will make it easier for industrial and commercial businesses to participate in the UK’s smart-energy system.  The scheme, Flex Assure, will help businesses to compare the different services offered by aggregators, the companies who enable businesses to access power flexibility markets.  […]

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Opinion

The Libyan Oil Era is Over

Opinion

For decades, Libyan oil has been a linchpin of European oil-supply security. In 2011, the British and French even went to war partly for this reason. Conventionally speaking, the ongoing Libyan civil war imperils this supply channel. In a recent OilPrice piece, Nick Cunningham argued amidst last week’s fall in oil prices: “markets are overlooking […]

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Chernobyl has Become a Refuge for Wildlife 33 Years after the Nuclear Accident

Environment

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Ukraine) with the new safe confinement building over the number 4 reactor unit. May 2017. Germán Orizaola Germán Orizaola, Universidad de Oviedo Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then […]

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