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Global Europe 10-08-2020

Turkey navy ops in eastern Med ‘extremely worrying’: EU

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said Sunday (9 August) after Greece and Egypt set up an exclusive economic zone in the region.
Global Europe 28-07-2020

Spain sees thaw in Europe-Turkey tensions on Mediterranean drilling

Spain's foreign minister said that talks in Turkey on Monday (27 July) had helped to reduce tensions between some EU members and Ankara over Turkish energy exploration in the Mediterranean, adding that a one-month pause in drilling was possible.
Global Europe 23-07-2020

Greek navy on ‘heightened readiness’ over Turkish gas exploration

Greece’s navy said Wednesday (22 July) it had deployed ships in the Aegean in “heightened readiness” after Turkey announced plans for energy exploration near a Greek island. Turkey is at odds with Greece and the European Union over maritime rights...
Climate change 01-09-2015

Alaska exemplifies the climate change debate

Alaska is perhaps the place where the conflicting interests between core interests and requirements to reduce energy consumption or use more expensive renewable energy are most apparent, writes Strafor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Energy 14-01-2014

Shale gas firms face binding law if they fail ‘scoreboard’ test

EXCLUSIVE / European countries allowing shale gas drills will have to publish a ‘scoreboard’ showing compliance with ‘best environmental practices’ which could become legally-binding within 18 months, under new EU rules seen by EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 07-10-2013

Shale gas firms face EU methane emissions regulation

Shale gas companies operating in Europe will soon have to monitor, log and account for methane emissions at drill sites or else face regulation, the EU’s top climate officer has said.   
Energy 16-07-2012

Ship accident highlights Arctic drilling perils

One of the drill ships that Royal Dutch Shell plans to use in a controversial Arctic drilling programme slipped off its moorings and drifted to the edge of shore in Alaska's Aleutian islands, a US Coast Guard representative said.
Energy 27-06-2012

France criticised over oil drilling as environment minister removed

France's new Socialist government has been accused of bowing to big business and the energy lobby after the environment minister was removed from her post following her order to freeze international oil exploration off the coast of French Guiana.
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