Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Power grid collapse leads to blackouts in 75-80% Bangladesh Authorities working to restore power, investigating cause Government had rationed some gas due to high global prices DHAKA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to … Read more

Britain’s tax backdown bounces stocks and sterling

Britain scraps small part of tax plan; markets relieved Reserve Bank of Australia surprises with a small hike High VIX; Credit Suisse stock slide point to nerves beneath SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Asian stocks bounced on Tuesday after Britain scrapped bits of a controversial tax cut plan, tentatively improving global market sentiment and rallying … Read more

Moldova says Russia’s Gazprom cuts gas supplies by 30%

CHISINAU, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) cut natural gas supplies to Moldova on Saturday by around 30%, the director of gas firm Moldovagaz, Vadim Ceban, said. A day earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said Gazprom had warned Moldova about the reduction in supplies. read more Spinu said on Saturday that technical problems … Read more

Havana protests flare for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

HAVANA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Crews restored power to more neighborhoods across Havana on Saturday after a second day of protests over ongoing blackouts in Cuba’s capital, including some of the largest demonstrations since widespread anti-government rallies in July 2021. At least one of the protests Friday night in the western seaside borough of Playa … Read more

Greece-Bulgaria pipeline starts operations to boost non-Russian gas flows

SOFIA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Greece and Bulgaria started commercial operation of a long-delayed gas pipeline on Saturday which will help decrease southeast Europe’s dependence on Russian gas and boost energy security. The 182-km pipeline will provide relief to Bulgaria, which has been struggling to secure gas supplies at affordable prices since the end of … Read more

Italy’s Eni working with Gazprom to resolve Russian gas flow halt

MILAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Italy’s Eni (ENI.MI) said it would not receive any of the gas it had requested from Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) for delivery on Saturday, but the firms said they were working to fix this . Russian gas supplies through the Tarvisio entry point will be at zero for Oct. 1, Eni, … Read more

Russian patrol detains head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Energoatom says

KYIV, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A Russian patrol has detained the director general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday, and the UN nuclear watchdog said it was seeking ” clarifications”. Ihor Murashov was detained on his way from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe’s … Read more

Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded -UN

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The ruptures on the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system under the Baltic Sea have led to what is likely the biggest single release of climate-damaging methane ever recorded, the United Nations Environment Program said on Friday. A huge plume of highly concentrated organization methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent … Read more

U.S. has much to gain from Nord Stream damage, Russia says at U.N.

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Russian ambassador to the United Nations on Friday told the Security Council that the US has much to gain in gas trade from damage to the Nord Stream pipeline system under the Baltic Sea but stopped short of blaming Washington for this week’s explosions. A council meeting convened at Russia’s … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more