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G7 should opt for fuel tax cut over price cap, says Saudi-based analyst

A proposal by the G7 group of leaders to look at the feasibility of introducing a price cap on energy imports was dismissed as “highly doubtful” by a top Saudi-based energy analyst. A report by the Financial Times on Tuesday claimed that the G7 leaders – which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK […]

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Russian oil dilemma may kickstart EU-GCC trade deal

A new partnership adopted today between the European Commission and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could kickstart stalled talks on a free trade agreement. The High Representative and the European Commission said in a joint communication that the strategic partnership would focus on areas such as energy security, climate change and the green transition, digitalisation, […]

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Germany and Qatar ‘at odds over LNG deals’

Germany and Qatar’s talks over liquefied natural gas supply deals have run into difficulties, according to three sources familiar with the negotiations. Berlin needs to secure large volumes of LNG to reduce its dependence on Russian gas, but sources said the Germans were reluctant to accept Qatar’s condition that they sign deals lasting at least […]

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EU ‘may offer sweeteners to get its ban on Russian oil’

The European Commission is considering offering landlocked eastern European Union states more money to upgrade oil infrastructure in a bid to convince them to agree to an embargo on Russian oil, according to an EU source. The measures are part of a package of new sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, but an […]