Oil and gas transportation

December 30, 2019 - 6:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian gas companies say they have finalized a slew of contracts ensuring uninterrupted transit of Russian natural gas to Europe. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hailed the agreements that were signed late Monday, saying they will allow Ukraine to get at least $...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament. (Christian Hartmann, Pool Photo via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 8:42 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Warsaw came to Poland's defense on Monday following repeated claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland bears blame for the outbreak of World War II. “Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII. That is a fact. Poland was...
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People hold placards protesting against a troop dispatch to Middle East outside the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to contribute to the peace and stability in the area and ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil, a mission crucial to an energy-poor country that heavily depends on oil imports from the region. The placard at left reads: "Oppose a dispatch of Japan Self-Defense Forces to Middle East." (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 1:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil to the energy-poor country that heavily depends on imports from the region. The Cabinet's decision reflects tensions that have escalated...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, Igor Fruman arrives for his arraignment, in New York. Andrew Favorov, the No. 2 at Ukraine’s state-run gas company Naftogaz, says he sat on the red leather banquette and listened wide-eyed as the men boasted of their connections to President Donald Trump and proposed selling large quantities of liquified natural gas from Texas to Ukraine. The gas deal never came to pass, but it’s now the subject of a U.S. federal criminal investigation of the two men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and their close associate, Rudy Giuliani. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 23, 2019 - 4:33 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a back corner of the swank H Bar in Houston, near a huge photo of Brigitte Bardot with a dangling cigarette and a deck of cards, two Russian-speaking men offered a Ukrainian gas executive what seemed like an outrageous business proposal. Andrew Favorov, the No. 2 at Ukraine’...
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December 23, 2019 - 9:56 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A car crashed into a gas station in eastern Bosnia on Monday, triggering a huge explosion that killed at least one person and injured 20 others, police said. Several cars were destroyed and police cordoned off the area soon after the blast near the town of...
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December 23, 2019 - 6:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has vowed to retaliate against U.S. sanctions on a new Russia-Germany pipeline, work on which was suspended on Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation last week that provides for sanctions against individuals and companies involved with the...
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Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, talks with Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides at Cyprus' main airport in the coastal town of Larnaca on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Dendias stopped off in Cyprus following a visit to Libya for contacts with Libyan National Army leader, General Khalifa Haftar and later in Egypt for a meeting with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Top of the agenda during Dendias' contacts was a maritime border deal that Turkey signed with Libya's U.N.-recognized government that Greece, Cyprus and Egypt have denounced as contrary to international law.(AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
December 22, 2019 - 7:13 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel plan to sign an agreement early in the new year for the building of the eastern Mediterranean natural gas pipeline, the Greek prime minister’s office announced Sunday. The agreement will be signed in Athens on Jan. 2 by Greek Prime...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
December 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday it is suspending the work after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation threatening sanctions. Trump on Friday signed the bill passed earlier this week by the Senate that provides for...
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December 21, 2019 - 7:24 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russia and Ukraine have agreed to continue sending gas through Ukraine to Europe for five years. The decision that was announced Saturday removes worries that Europe could be denied a substantial amount of the Russian gas that it relies on for heating and industry. Russia...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, attend a guard of honor guard ceremony at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Rouhani is in Tokyo to meet with Prime Minister Abe on Friday in hopes of easing a nuclear impasse between Tehran and Washington and reduce tensions in the Middle East. (Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP)
December 20, 2019 - 5:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani renewed his condemnation of the U.S. for withdrawing from a nuclear agreement and asked for Japan's help in efforts to maintain the deal as the two leaders met in Tokyo amid an impasse between Tehran and Washington. Rouhani, the first Iranian president...
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