Shell 2022 profit more than doubles to record $40 bln

Fourth-quarter profit of $10 bln beats estimates Shell to repurchase $4 bln in shares Shares up 2.5% by 1002 GMT LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Shell (SHEL.L) delivered a record $40 billion profit in 2022, the energy giant said on Thursday, capping a tumultuous year in which a surge in energy prices after Russia’s invasion … Read more

Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts break the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling. The outposts are just some of the dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on … Read more

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv says Russian gains come at huge cost Think-tank says delay in Western arms halted Ukraine’s advance KYIV, Ukraine/WASHINGTON Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets that Ukraine has sought in its fight against Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday, as … Read more

Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg to meet IEA chief Birol

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg is set to meet International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Fatih Birol in Davos on Thursday, organisers of a fringe round-table event at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting told Reuters. The Swedish activist is due to meet Birol along with fellow campaigners Helena Gualinga, Vanessa … Read more

Exclusive: Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Europeans have dialled down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and setting the temperature lower, data shows. The data, from hundreds of thousands of smart thermometers installed in households across the … Read more

Norway naval officer denies negligence in oil tanker collision

OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A Norwegian naval officer on Monday denied negligence leading up to the 2018 collision between a warship he commanded and an oil tanker in which the military vessel sank. Building a replacement for the lost Helge Ingstad frigate would cost up to 13 billion crowns ($1.3 billion), the armed forces … Read more

‘Feels like summer’: Warm winter breaks temperature records in Europe

Ski slopes deserted due to lack of snow Activists call for faster action on climate change Pollen warning issued as plants bloom early Governments get short-term gas-price respite LONDON/BRUSSELS, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Record-high winter temperatures swept across parts of Europe over the new year, bringing calls from activists for faster action against climate change … Read more

Putin deploys new Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles to Atlantic

Putin sends hypersonic missiles to Atlantic Sends of frigate with Zircon missiles Putin says no other power has such weapons Russia has used hypersonic missiles in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Jan 4 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin sent a frigate … Read more

Gazprom: gas supplied in full, bypassing damaged Russian export pipeline

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Dec 20 (Reuters) – A local unit of the Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Tuesday that gas was being supplied to customers in full via parallel pipelines following a fatal explosion in a section of … Read more

Russian ‘kamikaze’ drones hit Kyiv as Putin heads for Belarus

Ukraine shoots down 30 drones Putin to meet ally Lukashenko in Belarus Russian troops in Belarus to conduct exercises – Interfax China and Russia to hold annual naval drills KYIV, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Moscow launched a “kamikaze” drone attack on Monday, hitting key infrastructure in and around Kyiv, as Russian President Vladimir Putin heads … Read more