Washington DC gas shortage reaches critical level
18 May 2021 | 8:26 am
Just 12% of gas stations in the US capital still have fuel for sale, after cybercriminals forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline.
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President Vladimir Putin condemns moves by G7 nations to impose a cap on the price of Russian oil and EU states looking to introduce a price cap on Russian gas. At an economic forum in Vladivostok he said that sanctions against his country 'threaten the whole world.'
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The German government has been given the go-ahead by the European Commission to nationalize ailing gas importer Uniper, as well as Sefe (formerly Gazprom Germania).
The European Union is investing billions in infrastructure in its effort to replace Russian fuels with liquefied natural gas. This could prove to be a dead end — both for taxpayers and for the climate.
After months of negotiation, the EU reached an agreement on a gas price cap at 180€ per megawatt hour. However, concerns remained about its impact on gas supples.
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