Queen frustrated by world leaders not coming to COP26

Her Majesty has been recorded saying she gets irritated by world leaders who “talk but don’t do”

President Putin: “Europe is covering up its own mistakes for the current energy crisis”

Russia’s President said European countries heavily relied upon spot gas supplies and the ‘invisible’ hand of the market

Vladimir Putin slams Greta Thunberg’s impassioned climate speech

The Russian leader said “nobody explained to Greta that the modern world is complicated and complex”

Vladimir Putin claims wind turbines are harming birds and worms

The Russian President said there are “serious consequences of the application of these modern methods of obtaining energy”

Trump says Putin ‘won’t like US exporting energy’

Donald Trump has said the President of Russia doesn’t want the US to become a net exporter of energy through fracking and renewed domestic gas and coal production. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the US President discussed his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. He […]

EU say Goodbye Putin? “Little chance” on the gas front

For all its talk of breaking away from Russian gas the European Union has “little chance” of cutting its reliance, reckons the ratings agency Fitch. The analysis suggests EU bigwigs’ recent comments about energy security is grandstanding. Europe may be able to avoid significantly increasing its gas purchases from Russia “at best”, according to a Fitch report […]

Putin proposes an energy club for BRICS nations

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the BRICS nations they should form an energy group to boost security of energy supplies. Yesterday leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in Fortaleza, Brazil to form a new development bank for the countries and a currency reserve pool. In a speech, the Russian leader said: […]

UK’s new gas field is “answer to Putin” – Fallon

Energy Minister Michael Fallon has told ELN he believes a new gas field cranking into gear soon is the UK’s “answer to Putin”. His reference to the Russian President comes after months of concern over future gas supply from Russia via Ukraine, prompted by tensions between the two nations. Speaking exclusively to ELN on the […]

Don’t dismiss Putin energy threat says Davey

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to European energy supplies should be taken more seriously, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said in a newspaper interview. The Lib Dem MP told the Independent yesterday: “The UK, Europe and the world need to take Putin’s aggression much more seriously. I think it’s of sufficient concern that we […]

Gazprom losing LNG export monopoly in Russia?

State-owned gas firm Gazprom looks set to lose its monopoly on LNG exports from Russia. Legislation to break its stranglehold was passed by the upper house of the Russian parliament last week, according to reports. A document published on a government website revealed President Vladimir Putin has now signed it into law, Russian news agency […]