• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 20 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 4 days They pay YOU to TAKE Natural Gas
  • 3 hours How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 7 hours What fool thought this was a good idea...
  • 3 days Why does this keep coming up? (The Renewable Energy Land Rush Could Threaten Food Security)
  • 9 days The United States produced more crude oil than any nation, at any time.
Could Renewable Diesel Crush Oil Demand?

Could Renewable Diesel Crush Oil Demand?

Diesel prices continue to fall…

Pro-Russian Rebels In the Dark As Ukraine Turns Lights Off

Moscow announced on Tuesday that it would begin supplying electricity to pro-Russian rebels in the eastern parts of Ukraine, which has suffered from a blackout induced by Kiev due to unpaid bills, according to reports emerging from the area.

"Cutting the power supply to the Luhansk region is yet another step by Ukraine to push those territories away," Kremlin press point Dmitry Peskov said in Moscow.

Approximately three million people in eastern Ukraine will be supplied Russian electricity, though it is unclear when or how this initiative will be carried out.

Vladislav Deinego, the regional leader of pro-Russian separatists, said that territories under his control had begun to receive the Russian electricity through preexisting infrastructure.

Kiev’s Deputy Minister for Occupied Territories, Georgiy Tuka, said Ukraine had expected Russia to step in and provide power for those residing in the areas taken over by the Russian military and allied soldiers three years ago.

"This past night, we completely halted energy supplies to the temporarily uncontrolled portions of the Luhansk region," Vsevolod Kovalchuk, head of the Ukrenergo state power distribution company, posted on Facebook on Monday.

Russian hackers have targeted Kiev’s power grid in the past, which resulted in a blackout in parts of the capital. In fact, the first known power outage as a result of a cyber-attack occurred one year before that, when Russian hackers took down the power grid in western Ukraine in December 2015.

Related: Low Oil Prices Force Abu Dhabi To Sell U.S. Assets

The conflict between Russia and Europe-backed Kiev has spilled into natural gas pricing deals as well.

ADVERTISEMENT

In early April, the Russian gas company Gazprom claimed around $50 billion from Ukraine’s Naftogaz during a round of international arbitration over gas pricing contracts, and the claim could potentially swell to $80 billion, according to Naftogaz chief commercial officer Yuriy Vitrenko.

By Zainab Calcuttawala for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News