Tiwi people argued they should have been consulted before a massive gas drilling project started near their island, the Federal Court of Australia ruled. The ruling could slow other offshore projects.
The deal struck with QatarEnergy is set to go into effect in 2026 and last 15 years. Berlin is seeking to replace Russian gas, which used to cover over one half of Germany’s annual supply.
EU states have been at odds for months over the prospect of capping the price of natural gas. A new European Commission proposal that was supposed to bridge the divide has not had the desired effect.
A suspected gas explosion early Saturday in a five-storey residential building killed nine people in Russia’s southeastern Sakhalin island, the local governor said.
Rescuers searched for more victims on Friday after a fuel tank explosion that killed at least 11 people and caused a house to collapse in northern Iraq, according to local authorities.
An Indian-origin Opposition Labour Party MP secured a debate in Westminster Hall of the UK Parliament to call for justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
Germany’s gas storage facilities are now at full capacity as the country prepares for a winter of disrupted supplies. Russia has slashed exports to Europe, forcing Berlin to look for other sources.
Germany is opening a quay adapted to import liquified natural gas as Berlin pursues a rapid change to its energy strategy. Police say the construction site has been guarded amid fears of sabotage.
The African Union is pushing for more investment in fossil gas projects at the COP27 climate conference as European leaders seek alternatives to Russian gas imports.
A shortage of gas in Cameroon’s biggest cities is forcing urbanites to use firewood to cook their food. It’s bad news for both people and environment.