Nord Stream 2 can be justified if Ukraine’s interests safeguarded

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s economy minister said he believed the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline can go ahead while preserving Ukraine’s vital interests, but that Berlin is also in talks to diversify its energy supply with liquefied natural gas. German … Continue reading Nord Stream 2 can be justified if Ukraine’s interests safeguarded

Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report

(Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises has preliminarily been chosen by the government of Curacao to operate the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery, replacing Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, local media said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO – A general view shows the Isla refinery in Willemstad … Continue reading Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report

China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars in easing of trade tensions

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts starting Jan. 1, 2019, the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. … Continue reading China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars in easing of trade tensions

California regulator opens case against PG&E for falsifying pipeline safety records

PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – The California Public Utilities Commission has opened a proceeding to consider penalties against Pacific Gas and … Continue reading California regulator opens case against PG&E for falsifying pipeline safety records