Jitters in Europe as Russia shows no sign of increasing gas supplies

Putin ordered supply increase once domestic storage full No physical flows between Poland, Germany on Yamal-Europe pipeline Gazprom makes no additional requests via Ukraine Russia showed no sign on Monday of carrying out an order by President Vladimir Putin to pump more gas to Europe, deepening European concerns about tight supplies, high prices and energyContinue reading “Jitters in Europe as Russia shows no sign of increasing gas supplies”

Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 92

An oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone’s capital, killing at least 92 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The explosion took place late Friday after a bus struck the tanker in Wellington, a suburb just to the east of Freetown. TheContinue reading “Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 92”

China urges citizens to stock up before winter, prompts confusion and panic buying – Al Jazeera

The Chinese government has asked people to stockpile daily necessities after weeks of supply disruptions caused by COVID-19 outbreaks and extreme weather. But it’s also sparked confusion and panic buying. Experts say China’s emergency food reserves and mechanisms are generally in good shape. But while there isn’t a shortage in supply, price hikes and supplyContinue reading “China urges citizens to stock up before winter, prompts confusion and panic buying – Al Jazeera”

Moldova receives first non-Russian gas delivery as it grapples with severe energy crisis

Moldova has received its “first” delivery of non-Russian gas as the country grapples with a severe energy crisis. The delivery of one million cubic metres of natural gas was supplied by Poland’s PGNiG. Chisinau said the “sample purchase” from Poland is meant “to test the ability to import gas from alternative sources and balance theContinue reading “Moldova receives first non-Russian gas delivery as it grapples with severe energy crisis”

Dozens arrested as Indigenous people lead mass Ecuador protests

Demonstrators are unhappy at the economic policies of the country’s conservative president and want fuel price hikes reversed. As dawn broke in the early hours of October 26, Ecuador’s Indigenous communities had already started the most recent “paro nacional”, or national shutdown in English, by bringing main transit arteries to a halt in the countrysideContinue reading “Dozens arrested as Indigenous people lead mass Ecuador protests”

Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country

A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at the pump. It bore similarities to another attack months earlier that seemed to directly challengeContinue reading “Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country”

Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down

Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis. A government official told Reuters news agency the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage. The power grid “completely stopped working at noon today” and was unlikely to restartContinue reading “Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down”

Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

Petrol stations run dry in major British cities Trucker shortage strains British economy Germany’s Scholz: we told UK not to Brexit Health workers should get priority, medics union says Gas station pumps ran dry in major British cities on Monday and vendors rationed sales as a shortage of truckers strained supply chains to breaking pointContinue reading “Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain”

‘Once the best in the Middle East,’ Beirut hospital pleads for fuel as it faces shutdown

A once-famed Beirut hospital is now pleading for international aid to avoid running out of essential resources. The American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon, is making an urgent appeal to the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the World Health Organization and the U.N. Children’s Fund, to supply the hospital with fuel beforeContinue reading “‘Once the best in the Middle East,’ Beirut hospital pleads for fuel as it faces shutdown”

Lebanon days away from ‘social explosion’, PM Diab warns

World Bank has called Lebanon’s crisis one of worst depressions of modern history as half of population lives in poverty. Lebanon is a few days away from a “social explosion”, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab has warned, calling on the international community to save a country in deep economic crisis. The World Bank has calledContinue reading “Lebanon days away from ‘social explosion’, PM Diab warns”

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