Russia Cuts Gas Flows as Europe Races to Stock Up for Winter

The routine summer practice of filling Europe’s natural gas tanks has become a battle after Russia cut deliveries by more than half.

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As European Leaders Visit Kyiv, Putin Cuts Their Gas Supply

At a critical moment in the war, Russia is strategically reducing gas flows to drive up prices and hurt European economies already reeling from high inflation.

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The Refinery Standing Between Germany and an Oil Embargo

A Russian-owned refinery, linked to a Soviet-era pipeline, is a reminder of Germany’s past and a stumbling block to efforts to cut off Russian oil.

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Europe’s Quest to Replace Russian Gas Faces Plenty of Hurdles

Climate concerns, investor reticence and political disputes complicate a shift to supplies from the United States, North Africa and the Mediterranean.

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Russia’s gas cutoff to Poland and Bulgaria should be manageable, analysts say.

Poland’s gas storage facilities are 75 percent full, and it has been working for years to avoid being held to ransom by Moscow over energy.

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Russia Cuts Off a Major Supply of Natural Gas to Poland

Poland gets more than 45 percent of its natural gas from Russia, most of it through a single pipeline that will no longer make deliveries to the country.

#gazprom, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #poland, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

How the Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Became Putin’s Man in Germany

Gerhard Schröder, who is paid almost $1 million a year by Russian-controlled energy companies, has become a pariah. But he is also a symbol of Germany’s Russia policy.

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The Oil Pipeline East Africa Doesn’t Need

Africa isn’t just a victim of the climate crisis; it’s also a place where infrastructure decisions will shape how it unfolds.

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Germany is Dependent on Russian Gas, Oil and Coal: Here’s Why

Under increasing pressure to sever the country’s reliance on Russian energy, German officials must contend with deeply rooted economic ties.

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The Boring Bill in Tennessee That Everyone Should Be Watching

Republicans are about freedom and small government only when they’re not the ones in control of the government.

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How Europe Got Hooked on Russian Gas Despite Reagan’s Warnings

A Soviet-era pipeline, opposed by the president but supported by the oil and gas industry, set up the dependency that today helps fund the Russian assault on Ukraine.

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Republicans Wrongly Blame Biden for Rising Gas Prices

They have pointed to the Biden administration’s policies on the Keystone XL pipeline and certain oil and gas leases, which have had little impact on prices.

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At CPAC, Trump Misleads About Biden, a Russian Pipeline and Gas Prices

The former president made inaccurate claims about his border wall, the Biden administration and a Russian pipeline, among other topics.

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Why the Toughest Sanctions on Russia Are the Hardest for Europe to Wield

Moscow relies on the money it makes by selling oil and gas, but that energy fuels Europe’s economy and heats its homes.

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Russian Conflict in Ukraine is Reshaping the Climate Debate

Energy security has gained prominence while the conflict in Ukraine raises concerns over the possible interruption in the supply of oil and natural gas.

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Germany Is Trying to Rely Less on Russian Energy

An increasingly belligerent Russia, an energy crunch and a new Green minister of economics all add up to a change of direction in Germany’s policy on natural gas.

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Biden Will Press German Chancellor on Russia Sanctions and Pipeline

The two leaders are meeting amid concerns that Germany has not been a forceful enough partner in calming tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

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Where Is Germany in the Ukraine Standoff? Its Allies Wonder.

Germany’s allies have begun to question what price Berlin is prepared to pay to deter Russia, and even its reliability as an ally, as it wavers on tough measures.

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On Ukraine, Biden Flusters European Allies by Stating the Obvious

The president laid bare divisions over Russian meddling in Ukraine, even if they have long been there for all to see.

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New Sanctions for Russian Gas Pipeline Fall Short in Senate

The measure pitted Ukraine’s president, who was pushing for the penalties, against the Biden administration, which successfully lobbied Democrats to oppose them.

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Germany Wants Its Russian Pipeline. German Allies Aren’t Sure It’s a Good Idea.

The Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany pipeline could offer plentiful natural gas. But tensions with Vladimir Putin are keeping it out of reach.

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Deal With Ted Cruz Sets Stage for Russia Pipeline Fight in Early 2022

The Texas Republican leveraged his obstruction of diplomatic nominees into a Senate vote that could complicate President Biden’s efforts to defend Ukraine.

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U.S. Threat to Squeeze Russia’s Economy Is a Tactic With a Mixed Record

Sanctions, like aiming to cut oil exports, could also hurt European allies. “It’s a limited toolbox,” one expert said.

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2 Canadian Journalists Arrested at Indigenous Protest Are Freed on Bail

Journalist groups denounced the arrest of a photographer and a filmmaker covering an Indigenous pipeline protest in British Columbia.

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Fact-Checking Kevin McCarthy’s 8-Hour Speech

The House Republican leader made a number of false or misleading claims about the social spending bill, President Biden, immigration policy and Teslas.

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Germany Suspends Approval of Gas Pipeline, Sending Prices Soaring

The decision to delay certification of the Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline comes amid rising political tensions between the West and Russia.

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A Russian Pipeline Changes Direction, and Energy Politics Come to the Fore

Amid an energy crunch in Europe, one of Russia’s largest natural gas pipelines began pulling gas out of Western Europe back eastward, Russian news agencies reported.

#germany, #natural-gas, #nordstream-2, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

What’s Behind the Energy Crunch in Britain and Europe

Natural gas prices have skyrocketed, pressuring manufacturers and households with high energy bills.

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Putin Suggests Germany Approve Nord Stream 2 to Solve Energy Crisis

In his most direct comments to date on the contentious Russian pipeline, President Vladimir V. Putin called it an “obvious” way to relieve Europe’s soaring natural gas prices.

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Months Before Oil Spill, Pipeline May Have Taken Quiet Damage

It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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As Europe Faces a Cold Winter, Putin Seizes on the Leverage From Russia’s Gas Output

Critics claim Russia is manipulating the flow of gas to push up prices, but for Vladimir Putin it’s schadenfreude over Western European nations that he sees as unprepared.

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California Oil Spill Closes Beaches and Renews Call for Drilling Ban

A pipeline transporting oil from offshore platforms spilled at least 126,000 gallons of oil in Southern California, the state’s largest such leak since 2015.

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Oil Spill Off California Coast Sends 126,000 Gallons Into the Pacific

The spill created a 13-square-mile slick that extended from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach as dead fish and birds began to wash ashore in some areas.

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Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What We Know

The company leading the cleanup now says it isn’t responsible for the leak, highlighting the tangle of pipes, many of them abandoned, on the seafloor.

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Zelensky Must Tell Biden to Stop Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 would be catastrophic for all of Europe.

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How to Fight the Poison of Environmental Racism

The defeat of the Byhalia Connection pipeline was a rare victory against environmental racism.

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Mike Gravel, Unconventional Two-Term Alaska Senator, Dies at 91

He made headlines by fighting for an oil pipeline and reading the Pentagon Papers aloud. After 25 years of obscurity, he re-emerged with a quixotic presidential campaign.

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Biden Administration Backs Oil Sands Pipeline Project

The administration urged a court to throw out a challenge brought by tribal and environmental groups, backing a pipeline that would carry Canadian oil across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

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Keystone XL pipeline canceled after Biden scraps US permit

Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally as they protest US President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Columbus Circle in New York on January 24, 2017.

Enlarge / Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally as they protest US President Donald Trump’s executive orders advancing their construction, at Columbus Circle in New York on January 24, 2017. (credit: AFP | Getty)

Construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was officially terminated on Wednesday, handing a big victory to environmentalists who fought the project for more than a decade as they intensified their battles against other fossil fuel development.

The decision by TC Energy and the government of Alberta to pull the plug on the $8 billion pipeline had been widely expected after Joe Biden scrapped the permit to build its US leg in one of his first acts as president.

“We remain disappointed and frustrated with the circumstances surrounding the Keystone XL project, including the cancellation of the presidential permit for the pipeline’s border crossing,” said Jason Kenney, Alberta premier.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Is Canceled

The embattled project to carry oil from Canada to Nebraska had been on life support since President Biden’s first day in office and stalled by legal battles for years before that.

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Who is Hacking the U.S. Economy?

In the past few weeks, cyberattacks have taken major industries hostage. Who are the perpetrators and why are the infiltrations becoming so common?

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Line 3 Protest Tests 2 of Biden’s Campaign Pledges

The Line 3 pipeline would carry oil from Canada across Minnesota, crossing sensitive waterways as well as tribal lands. On Monday, protesters gathered to try to stop construction.

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Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change

Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined

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Biden to Require Pipeline Companies to Report Cyberattacks

The move, which will require companies to report to the government any significant attacks, is a response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks.

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Colonial Pipeline Hack Shows Risk to US Energy Independence

The country relies less on foreign oil than it used to, but pipelines and grids are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks and extreme weather.

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U.S. Energy Independence Threatened by Hackers and Climate Change

The country relies less on foreign oil than it used to, but pipelines and grids are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks and extreme weather.

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Colonial Pipeline Now Delivering ‘Millions of Gallons’ an Hour, Owner Says

But it will still take days for gas stations in the Southeast to restock after panic buying depleted their supplies.

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Pipeline Attack Reveals Weaknesses in U.S. Cybersecurity

The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks.

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DarkSide, Blamed for Colonial Pipeline Attack, Says It Is Shutting Down

The hacking group, which the F.B.I. has said was responsible for the ransomware attack, said it had received “pressure” from the U.S.

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