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Norway plans to expand Arctic oil exploration areas amid falling production

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Norway’s government is proposing to expand the area that will be offered for oil and gas exploration in the 2019 licensing round of acreage in mature areas, Petroleum and Energy Minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg said on Thursday. Norway plans to include a total of 90 new blocks in the so-called APA annual licensing round this year, Read More

German parliament approves exemptions from diesel (gasoil) bans to incentivise retrofits

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law exempting certain vehicles from driving bans for older diesel (gasoil) vehicles, and giving cities leeway to skip bans if their nitrogen oxide levels were close to meeting European limits. FILE PHOTO: German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Read More

EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia. FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects oil palm fruits at a palm oil factory in Read More

Residents, environmentalists to fight Croatia's LNG terminal

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ZAGREB (Reuters) – Residents and municipal authorities on the Croatian island of Krk, a major tourist destination, have vowed to fight the construction of a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal due to begin in a few weeks. The government decided in January to co-finance the terminal at the town of Omisalj with 100 million Read More

U.S. minorities consume less but suffer more from pollution: study

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. air pollution is disproportionately caused by white consumers, while African-Americans and Hispanics are burdened most by the emissions, a peer-reviewed study showed on Monday. On average, African-Americans are exposed to about 56 percent more fine particulate matter pollution than is caused by their consumption of goods and services, said the study, Read More

Fracking could cut Britain's gas imports to zero by early 2030s

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LONDON (Reuters) – Fracking Britain’s shale gas reserves could cut the country’s imports of gas to zero by the early 2030s, an industry group said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Well site crew stand next to the coil tubing tower as shale gas developer Cuadrilla Resources prepare to start fracking for gas at its Preston New Read More

Brazil aims to open indigenous reserves to mining: minister

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing an overhaul of mining sector regulations that will include opening up indigenous reserves to mining, the country’s mines and energy minister said. Mining in indigenous reserves is currently prohibited. Minister Bento Albuquerque said Brazil plans to overhaul mining rules to prevent future Read More

Fracking could nearly triple Colombia oil and gas reserves: minister

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – At least five companies are interested in six fracking blocs in Colombia, and use of the technique could nearly triple the country’s reserves of crude and gas, the energy minister said. FILE PHOTO: Colombia’s Mines and Energy Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez, speaks at a news conference in Bogota, Colombia February 1, 2019. Read More

Natural gas demand threatened by battle over home hookups

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By Naureen S. Malik, Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Vanessa Dezem on 3/7/2019 NEW YORK and FRANKFURT (Bloomberg) — One of the biggest threats facing the natural gas industry is in the home.  The Netherlands, once among Europe’s leading gas producers, is outlawing new residential hookups. Groups in California and the UK are pressing for the Read More