Stories By 'STANLEY REED'
Gargantuan tankers pull into this port on the Baltic Sea twice a month, ferrying liquid natural gas from producers in Qatar, Norway and, increasingly, the United States.The fuel will help light and heat millions of Polish homes, while gradually cutting the country’s dependence on coal.
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There is something new in Kentish Town, an up-and-coming north London neighborhood. Many of the distinctive, brown delivery vans coming out of a UPS depot in the area are silent except for a humming sound as they roll down the high street past the craft shop London Bead Company and the Middle Eastern food emporium Phoenicia.
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Oil prices are suddenly slumping again, just as American motorists were increasingly feeling the bite.The price of crude has dropped by 7 percent since a recent high on Tuesday, a result of seemingly coordinated signals from Russian and Saudi officials that they are ready to increase production.
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Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Over decades, the vast wealth it pumped out paid not just for gleaming towers and shopping malls but also for a government sector that employs a majority of working Saudis.
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