Global LNG market faces sharp shifts in supply and demand

LNG supply is estimated to increase by 33 million metric tons per year in 2019

High air pollution alert issued in London

Air quality alerts will be displayed at 2,500 bus countdown signs and river pier signs across London

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Germany to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018

EU to launch safeguard measures on steel imports

They will come into effect tomorrow and can remain in place for a maximum of 200 days

EU member states back safeguard measures on steel after US tariffs

It will come into force after it is formally adopted in July

EU hits back with tariffs on US imports of steel and other products

The European Commission confirmed the 25% duties will come into effect on Friday

EU slaps import tax on Chinese corrosion-resistant steel

The European Commission has imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on corrosion-resistant steel from China. The announcement follows its investigation confirming Chinese producers were “dumping” the product on the EU market. The measures that will be put in place for the next five years range from 17.2% to 27.9% – similar to the tariffs already set on […]

China surpassed US as world’s largest crude oil importer

China was the largest crude oil importer last year at 8.4 million barrels per day (b/d). According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), “new refinery capacity and strategic inventory stockpiling combined with declining domestic oil production” were the major factors contributing to the rise. It surpassed the US, which imported 7.9 million b/d in […]

Trump slaps tax on foreign solar panels

The US Government has confirmed it will be imposing tariffs on imported solar panels. The announcement marks Donald Trump’s first major trade action of 2018 and is part of his “America First” policy. A tariff of 30% will be applied to imported solar panels, most of which come from China. It will fall to 25% […]

UK’s carbon footprint shrunk by 1% in 2014

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the UK’s carbon footprint fell by 1% in 2014. That’s according to new data released by the government, which analyses emissions from the consumption spending of UK residents on global goods and services. This is called the carbon footprint and records the total volume of GHGs produced wherever in the world or […]