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Timothy Gardner

Global methane emissions rising due to oil and gas, agriculture - studies

14 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. oil and gas drilling along with agricultural production worldwide are driving up global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, two new studies show.

Factbox: On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on red tape

14 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. presidential election pits a politician who plans to tie the country's economic recovery to tackling climate change against another determined to remove as many regulatory hurdles to oil, gas and coal production as possible.

U.S. seeks to seize gasoline in four Iran tankers bound for Venezuela

02 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors filed a lawsuit to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is trying to ship to Venezuela, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two U.S. foes.

U.S. development agency proposes financing of nuclear power exports

12 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. development agency proposed lifting restrictions that bar the financing of advanced nuclear energy projects abroad, a move the Trump administration hopes will help the industry compete with state-owned companies in China and Russia.

U.S. development agency proposes financing of nuclear power exports

11 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 11 A U.S. development agency proposed lifting restrictions on the financing of advanced nuclear energy projects for export, a move the Trump administration hopes will help the industry compete with state-owned companies in China and Russia.

U.S. senators move to tighten sanctions on delayed Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. senators announced a bill on Thursday expanding sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and targeting the project Washington says will boost Moscow's economic and political influence in Germany and other European countries.

Shell plastics plant Trump touted faces oversupply risks: energy institute report

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON A massive Pennsylvania plastics project that President Donald Trump touted during a visit last year faces risks of oversupply and a low price outlook for the materials, a report by an institute that examines energy issues said on Thursday.

U.S. senators to announce sanctions bill on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

03 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 3 Five U.S. senators are to announce legislation on Wednesday to expand sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline that would increase exports to Germany but is opposed by many in Washington who say it would tighten Moscow's political and economic grip on Europe.

Trump administration putting trust in global oil producers ahead of OPEC+ meet

03 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration believes ahead of an expected OPEC+ meeting this week that major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia and Russia will honor their pledges to cut crude production and will not damage the global economy by changing course, a senior official said on Tuesday.

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