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A criminal case was opened over premeditated contamination of Russian oil

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Months of work will be needed to restore clean oil supplies via a key Russian pipeline to Europe, Belarus said on Tuesday, as Moscow suggested a deliberate act was behind the contamination that prompted some countries to release state oil reserves.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Nikolai Tokarev, President of Russian Oil company Transneft during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The Russian oil company has asked state security services to investigate a small private company accused of pushing contaminated oil through an export pipeline to Belarus.

A criminal case was opened over intended contamination of Russian oil”, Transneft spokesman, Igor Dyomin, was quoted as saying by Interfax. Although refiners in countries including Poland and Germany will suffer a lengthy disruption to their feedstock, several companies said they had sufficient inventories to see them through.

Clean Russian oil had reached the border with Belarus by midday on Monday, a Russian official said, five days after European refineries suspended imports because of contamination in the Druzhba pipeline.

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Trump’s foreign policy advisers on Iran? Blow up Iran’s oil industry…

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Fox Business host and Trump whisperer Lou Dobbs appeared to nudge President Trump toward threatening Iran with military strikes on Tuesday night, saying the president shouldn’t get involved in a ground war but instead make it clear that he’ll turn the nation’s oil industry into “dust.”

“Let me just ask you very quickly, why not make it very clear to the ayatollahs that if you mess further with us, we will not commit troops, but we will reduce your entire infrastructure to dust?” Dobbs asked Christian Whiton, a former adviser in the Trump White House.

“And by that, I mean their entire oil industry upon which they’re utterly dependent?” Dobbs added.

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UK shale dream of energy independence is fading

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The official UK advocate for shale-gas development has resigned in protest of “a de facto ban” on hydraulic fracturing.

Natascha Engel, a former Labor Party member of Parliament, complained in her resignation letter to Greg Clark, secretary of state for business, energy, and industrial strategy, of “ridiculously low” seismicity thresholds at which fracing must be halted.

Losing our fracking tsar must be a wake-up call for flip-flopping ministers

THE loss of the UK’s fracking tsar must be a wake-up call for flip-flopping ministers.

Natascha Engel is right to warn that Britain’s energy revolution is now at risk, with the Government in thrall to eco-warriors and their immature stunts. https://www.thesun.co.uk

Britain’s quest to tap domestic supplies of shale gas is looking increasingly bleak as the government’s liaison between the industry and local communities resigned after just six months in the job. – bloomberg.com

The resignation of Natascha Engel as the Government’s so-called fracking “tsar” is the latest blow to a burgeoning industry that held out such promise just a few years ago. – https://www.telegraph.co.uk

This isn’t the first time fracking has been stopped in its tracks. In 2011 after fracking by Cuadrilla caused minor earthquakes at its northwest England site leading to an effective ban on all drilling while the government probed the industry.

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