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Dutch minister: cut gas production at Groningen faster

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Gas production at the Groningen field must be cut more quickly than planned after a relatively large earthquake struck in the far North of the Netherlands, the country’s economic affairs minister Eric Wiebes said on Wednesday. On his way to a debate with parliament, Wiebes told journalists the country, which has been Read More

Groningen gas output should be cut more quickly, says minister

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Production at the Groningen gas field in the Netherlands should be reduced at a faster pace following a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the northern Dutch region on Wednesday, Economic Affairs Minister Eric Wiebes said. FILE PHOTO: General view of a facility of Dutch gas production company NAM in Farmsum, Netherlands August 28, Read More

Groningen quake prompts review of Dutch gas production plans

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government will decide in the coming weeks whether a 3.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern natural gas-producing region of Groningen on Wednesday should lead to a change in plans to end output by 2030. FILE PHOTO: Protesters demand an immediate end to gas extraction at the Groningen field as Read More

Quake won’t immediately change Groningen gas output plans: government spokesman

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A 3.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern Dutch region of Groningen on Wednesday will not immediately alter current plans for gas production there, a government spokesman said. “We will await the regulator’s analysis of the quake to see if new measures are needed,” spokesman Job van de Sande said. “The quake Read More

Magnitude 3.4 quake hits gas field region of north Netherlands

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe’s largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. Decades of gas extraction have led to dozens of minor tremors every year in Groningen, damaging thousands of homes, sparking unrest among locals and Read More

Dutch Groningen region hit by 3.4 magnitude earthquake: KNMI

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe’s largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. Decades of gas extraction have led to dozens of minor tremors every year in Groningen, damaging thousands of homes, sparking unrest among locals and Read More

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits east of New Caledonia: USGS

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(Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 was recorded in the South Pacific east of New Caledonia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings. The quake was recorded 179 km (111 miles) east of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands at a Read More

U.S. trade war will only make us stronger, China’s top paper says

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A worker cycles past containers outside a logistics center near Tianjin Port, in northern China, May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) – The trade war with the United States will only make China stronger and will never bring the country to its knees, the Communist Party’s People’s Daily wrote in a front page commentary Read More

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea, teams assess damage

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SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Disaster officials dispatched local relief teams in Papua New Guinea’s New Britain province on Wednesday to monitor remote communities for casualties or damage after a strong, shallow earthquake rattled the island the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake triggered an initial tsunami warning, though local officials said no waves were observed, nor Read More

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning lifted

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A strong, shallow earthquake hit near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea’s remote New Britain island on Tuesday, rattling the city as residents slept. The magnitude 7.5 quake triggered an initial tsunami warning, though local officials said no waves were observed, nor any casualties yet reported, with a full assessment of damage not Read More