Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicNatural Gas

Topic: Natural Gas

Natural gas is Europe’s Achilles heel. Russia to Germany—everyone’s desperate to diversify

Putin has a clear edge because turning off gas taps will send shockwaves across European industries, further deepening the global economic crisis.

Poland, Bulgaria can withstand Russia’s latest economic blow to cut off gas. Here’s why

Poland and Bulgaria are no longer obedient vassals of Russia. And while they will pay an economic price, wealthy countries around them can help.

How Vladimir Putin’s war ended India’s cheap natural gas dream

India’s domestic gas production is already tiny & it has shrunk by 40% over past nine years. Keeping that base narrow with unsustainable pricing wasn’t a financially prudent move.

Oil rises after Russia cuts gas supplies to Poland, Bulgaria, escalates EU’s energy crisis

The global benchmark’s prompt timespread was 42 cents in backwardation compared with as high as $4.64 in early March just after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russia says it cut natural gas flows to Poland & Bulgaria as they failed to pay in Ruble

European gas prices surged more than 20% on the move and the euro fell to its lowest against the dollar since April 2017.

Russia threatens to cut natural gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 in response to sanctions

In a televised speech Monday, Russia’s Deputy PM Alexander Novak said Moscow has the right to take actions that 'mirror' the penalties imposed on the country's economy.

Coal supply will improve but it’s time India transitions to options like natural gas for power

As the monsoon recedes, the supply of coal is likely to improve. Better planning and improvement in supply will help improve logistics in future.

The era of cheap natural gas ends as prices surge by 1,000%

Surging natural gas prices means it will be costlier to power factories or produce petrochemicals, rattling every corner of the global economy and fuelling inflation fears.

How Putin uses natural gas to exert Russian influence and punish his enemies

Natural gas has been the bedrock of Putin’s power both domestically and internationally.

India’s natural gas use has returned to pre-Covid levels

The rebound comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to double gas’s share to 15% of the country’s energy mix by 2030.

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An office of the Popular Front of India (PFI) at Chandrayangutta, in Hyderabad on 22 September 2022 | ANI Photo

PFI ban is no quick fix for jihadi threat. See how SIMI ban birthed Indian Mujahideen

The toxic influence of Islamism represented by PFI shows a complex matrix of deeply embedded political and social problems. The fight needs political action, not just police.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.