Putin wants ‘unfriendly’ countries to pay for Russian gas in roubles

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Russia will seek payment in roubles for gas sold to “unfriendly” countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, and European gas prices soared on concerns the move would exacerbate the region’s energy crunch. European nations and the United States have imposed heavy sanctions on Russia since Moscow sent troops into … Read more

Ukraine’s farmers stalled, fueling fears of global food shortages

March 11 (Reuters) – The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens millions of tiny spring-time sprouts that should emerge from stalks of dormant winter wheat in the coming weeks. If the farmers can’t feed those crops soon, far fewer of the so-called tillers will spout, jeopardizing a national wheat harvest on which millions in the developing … Read more

Shell to exit Russia after Ukraine invasion, joining BP

Shell pulls out of giant Sakhalin 2 LNG project Move to lead to impairments of $3 billion ‘We are shocked by the loss of life in Ukraine,’ CEO says LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) – Shell (SHEL.L) will exit all its Russian operations, including a major liquefied natural gas plant, it said on Monday, becoming the … Read more