Steam Leak Detected at Rostov Nuclear Plant

A Russian nuclear power station in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don activated emergency shutdown procedures after a steam leak was discovered. “Unit Two at Rostov Nuclear Power Plant has been shut down and put on maintenance because of a steam …

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Egypt, Greece, Cyprus Sign Energy Sharing Agreement

Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus signed an agreement on Oct. 19 that would link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable across the Mediterranean. Presidents Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus signed the …

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Minnesota Regulators Order Enbridge to Pay $3 Million for Violating Environmental Law

Minnesota regulators have ordered energy infrastructure giant Enbridge to pay more than $3 million after failing to follow the environmental laws of the state. In a press release, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said it decided to issue …

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Fire Breaks Out at Pemex Facility in the Gulf of Mexico, 5 Injured so Far

The Mexican state oil and gas firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) announced Sunday that at least five people were injured in the fire incident at their facility in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Pemex said in a statement that the fire …

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Spain Investigates “Scandalous” Draining of Reservoirs During Drought

The Spanish government launched an investigation after it was revealed that a power provider emptied two reservoirs amid a heatwave and drought to take advantage of exceptionally high electricity rates. The dams of Samora and Caceres in western Spain were …

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China Closes Down Taishan Nuclear Reactor for “Maintenance”

China has shut down the Taishan nuclear reactor for “maintenance” because of alleged minor fuel damage. China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has only switched off the new-generation European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) at Taishan in Guangdong province today despite being …

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