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KIEV/ MOSCOW, April 11- Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to ease European fears of gas supply cuts on Friday after Brussels said it would stand with the new authorities in Kiev if the Kremlin carries out a threat to turn off the tap to Ukraine.
KIEV, April 11- Ukraine said on Friday it would turn to Europe for gas and won a promise of help from Brussels after Russia warned it could cut supplies over Kiev's refusal to pay Moscow's "political, uneconomic price" for supplies.
KIEV, April 11- Ukraine hopes to buy gas from Europe to shore up its energy security, fearful Russia will cut gas supplies over Kiev's refusal to pay Moscow's "political, uneconomic price" for supplies, its energy minister said on Friday.
April 6- An unexplained blast this week at a liquefied natural gas facility in rural Washington state, which injured workers, forced an evacuation and raised alarm about a potentially large second explosion, could focus attention on the risk of storing massive gas supplies near population centers.
PARIS, March 28- French gas and power group GDF Suez said on Friday it has signed a deal to sell U.S. liquefied natural gas to CPC Corporation of Taiwan. GDF Suez will deliver 800,000 tonnes of LNG per year to CPC over a 20- year period starting 2018. The gas will be sourced from the Cameron LNG plant in the United States.
*EU trade chief says Russia must pay a price for its actions. BRUSSELS, March 22- Russia's annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to deepen their economic ties via an ambitious trade deal that would also allow Europe to import U.S. gas, Washington's top trade official said on Saturday.
BRASILIA, March 11- A court has ordered the operators of two new hydroelectric dams in western Brazil to redo their environmental impact studies on the suspicion they have caused extensive flooding in the area.
LONDON, Jan 20- French utility GDF Suez SA had takeover approaches for Canada- based Talisman Energy Inc rebuffed late last year as it seeks acquisitions worth as much as $10 to $20 billion outside Europe, banking and industrial sources said.
TOKYO, Jan 13- Toshiba Corp is in the final stages of boosting its stake in British nuclear power firm NuGen to around 60 percent by buying a 10 percent stake from French utility GDF Suez SA, industry sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
TOKYO, Jan 13- Toshiba Corp is in the final stages of buying around 10 percent of British nuclear power firm NuGen from French utility GDF Suez SA, boosting its stake to around 60 percent, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday without citing sources. Toshiba would buy the stake from GDF Suez, which owns 50 percent of NuGen, for about 3 billion yen, the Nikkei said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28- A lack of pipelines and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil's latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said on Thursday.
European shares closed lower on Monday, after news of an unexpected slowdown in China sparked a commodities sell-off.
European shares finished in positive territory Thursday as the ECB and the Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged.
DUBAI, Oct 11- Yemen's only liquefied natural gas terminal began exporting LNG again this week, ship tracking data showed on Thursday, after being forced to shut when its feed pipeline was blown up in late September.
LONDON, Oct 11- European equities were set to fall for a fourth straight session on Thursday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and in Asia, with concerns about weaker corporate earnings and global growth seen pushing shares towards one-month lows.
EDF Chief Executive Henri Proglio is expected to step down from French utility Veolia's board, French daily Les Echos reported. Europe's car market will not really recover without EU-led coordination of capacity cuts, Fiat and Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said, in an apparent back-track on comments he made at the Paris auto show last month.
BRUSSELS, Oct 10- GDF Suez' Belgian unit Electrabel said on Wednesday that it has closed its 350 MW combined-cycle gas turbine plant at Saint-Ghislain, near the French border, after an explosion earlier in the day.
*Says hopes to be profitable in France "very quickly". launched a retail gas offer in France on Tuesday, hoping to triple its number of customers by 2016 in a tightly-knit market still dominated by former monopoly GDF Suez.
MOSCOW, Oct 8- Gazprom on Monday launched the second line of the Nord Stream pipeline which brings Russian gas to Germany via the bed of the Baltic Sea, but actual gas volumes remained unchanged due to lack of sufficient growth in demand.
LONDON, Oct 5- British engineer AMEC said chief operating officer Neil Bruce is leaving the company as part of a restructuring of the way the business is organised. AMEC said on Friday that Bruce will step down straight away after 15 years at the firm because the COO position will no longer exist under a new organisational structure.