South Africa's Eskom declares "power emergency"

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 23 - South African utility Eskom declared a power "emergency" on Sunday and told large industrial users to cut their consumption by up to 10 percent to ease pressure on the strained national grid.

2:19pm GMT

Germany may shut down eight more coal power plants-document

BERLIN, Nov 23 - Germany is working on a new law to force energy companies to shut down several more coal-fired power plants as it tries to reach ambitious climate goals, a document seen by Reuters showed on Sunday.

2:15pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Russia has no plan to cut oil output - energy minister

MOSCOW, Nov 22 - Russia, the world's biggest energy exporter, does not plan to cut oil production to shore up prices, Rossiya 24 television quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday.

22 Nov 2014

Russia to seek new partners if Western oil majors leave - minister

MOSCOW, Nov 22 - Moscow will seek new partners in countries that have not imposed sanctions on it if Western oil and gas companies pull out of projects with Russia, RIA news agency quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday.

22 Nov 2014

Gas explosion in London Hyatt hotel, five people hospitalised

LONDON, Nov 22 - Five people were hospitalised late on Friday with injuries from a gas explosion in the basement of a Hyatt Regency hotel in London, emergency services said.

22 Nov 2014
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