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More fuel frustration as French pickets refuse to back down

CGT: strikes to continue over labour law reforms More petrol stations run dry Picket action spreads to ports and power plants Government stands firm A fuel crisis in France seems to be getting wors

CGT: strikes to continue over labour law reforms More petrol stations run dry Picket action spreads to ports and power plants Government stands firm A fuel crisis in France seems to be getting wors

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French union blockades spark petrol shortages

French police break up protest outside oil refinery Six out of eight refineries blockaded 2000 petrol stations running out of petrol Tourists stranded as petrol shortages bite French police began

French police break up protest outside oil refinery Six out of eight refineries blockaded 2000 petrol stations running out of petrol Tourists stranded as petrol shortages bite French police began

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Fuel shortages hit France

Long queues in France at service stations due to fuel shortages after refinery output fell following stoppages over government labour law reforms.

Long queues in France at service stations due to fuel shortages after refinery output fell following stoppages over government labour law reforms.

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British Airways, Iberia group IAG sees profit boosted by cheaper fuel

British Airways-owner IAG is forecasting a 40 percent profit rise this year as it benefits from lower fuel prices though it does face problems from the stronger dollar.

British Airways-owner IAG is forecasting a 40 percent profit rise this year as it benefits from lower fuel prices though it does face problems from the stronger dollar.

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Airline profits looking up for 2016, says IATA

Airline profits will be boosted again next year by low oil prices and healthy demand for travel – that’s the confident prediction of the

Airline profits will be boosted again next year by low oil prices and healthy demand for travel – that’s the confident prediction of the

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Experts want 'real driving emissions' tests for EU cars

Motor industry experts from EU member states gathered in Brussels have agreed that cars will undergo real driving emissions tests as well as

Motor industry experts from EU member states gathered in Brussels have agreed that cars will undergo real driving emissions tests as well as

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UAE petrol prices start riding high

The UAE has become the first Gulf country to liberalise the price of fuel. As of August 1, petrol prices will increase by an average of 24%. The

The UAE has become the first Gulf country to liberalise the price of fuel. As of August 1, petrol prices will increase by an average of 24%. The

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USA: Almost 9,000 gallons of petrol go up in smoke

A petrol tanker carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has crashed and caught fire on a motorway in New Jersey, USA. The driver managed to escape from

A petrol tanker carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has crashed and caught fire on a motorway in New Jersey, USA. The driver managed to escape from

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Protests in Haiti over high fuel prices

Burning barricades of tyres and debris in the Haitian capital signalled the start of a two-day strike to protest against the high price of

Burning barricades of tyres and debris in the Haitian capital signalled the start of a two-day strike to protest against the high price of

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London could follow Paris diesel car ban

Monday brought bad news for diesel car owners in European capitals. London is now looking to follow in the footsteps of Paris which announced a ban

Monday brought bad news for diesel car owners in European capitals. London is now looking to follow in the footsteps of Paris which announced a ban

Science_technology

Rio's road to sweet success

In this episode of Urban Visions we are in Rio de Janeiro, which like most big cities is facing the challenge of growing urbanisation. And getting

In this episode of Urban Visions we are in Rio de Janeiro, which like most big cities is facing the challenge of growing urbanisation. And getting

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What’s the future for sugarcane ethanol in Brazil?

It has been more than 30 years since Brazil began to make a switch to sugarcane to drive its motoring needs, and today it remains a world leader in

It has been more than 30 years since Brazil began to make a switch to sugarcane to drive its motoring needs, and today it remains a world leader in

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Removal of Egyptian energy subsidies impact on food prices

Egyptians are complaining that a cut in government energy subsidies has led to a massive rise not only in fuel prices but also other goods and

Egyptians are complaining that a cut in government energy subsidies has led to a massive rise not only in fuel prices but also other goods and

Science_technology

Do you know: can trees move planes?

The answer is in the air… and in the words of a French chemist from Lille1 University. He happens to be an expert in aviation fuels. And fasten your

The answer is in the air… and in the words of a French chemist from Lille1 University. He happens to be an expert in aviation fuels. And fasten your

Science_technology

The Ultimate fuel and emission saving device

A small Portuguese company is launching a new, affordable device which it says will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption and benefit the

A small Portuguese company is launching a new, affordable device which it says will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption and benefit the

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Subsidy cuts cause Iran fuel prices to soar

Fuel prices in Iran have been put up by up to 75 percent overnight, as the government seeks to cut subsidies. It comes on top of recent hikes in

Fuel prices in Iran have been put up by up to 75 percent overnight, as the government seeks to cut subsidies. It comes on top of recent hikes in

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Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant begins risky fuel rod removal

The operating company at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has begun the risky but crucial task of removing radioactive fuel rods from

The operating company at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has begun the risky but crucial task of removing radioactive fuel rods from

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Japan postpones removal of Fukushima atomic fuel rods

The operators of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have postponed the extremely complicated and difficult task of removing damaged atomic

The operators of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have postponed the extremely complicated and difficult task of removing damaged atomic

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Thousands evacuated in western Mexico due to gasoline leak

Thousands of people had to be evacuated in western Mexico after thieves tapping a pipeline caused a major gasoline leak. Authorities in the state

Thousands of people had to be evacuated in western Mexico after thieves tapping a pipeline caused a major gasoline leak. Authorities in the state

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Sudan capital ignites in anti-government protest

At least six protesters have been killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, during clashes with security forces, according to local medics. The

At least six protesters have been killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, during clashes with security forces, according to local medics. The

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Turning waste into gas

Turning waste into energy is nothing new. The problem is the process leaves behind a heavy carbon footprint. But a UK company claims to have

Turning waste into energy is nothing new. The problem is the process leaves behind a heavy carbon footprint. But a UK company claims to have

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Egyptians stock up on fuel ahead of weekend protest

Egyptians are stocking up on food, fuel and cash ahead of protests this weekend to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Mursi. Many anticipate

Egyptians are stocking up on food, fuel and cash ahead of protests this weekend to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Mursi. Many anticipate

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Biofuel-ling change with tobacco

Scientists are touting tobacco as the risk-free biofuel capable of weaning us off fossil fuels. In a bid to improve fuel production and reduce its

Scientists are touting tobacco as the risk-free biofuel capable of weaning us off fossil fuels. In a bid to improve fuel production and reduce its

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Sea fuel

It’s a bright sunny day off the south-west coast of Ireland. A team of local marine researchers have taken their boat out to check on their seaweed

It’s a bright sunny day off the south-west coast of Ireland. A team of local marine researchers have taken their boat out to check on their seaweed

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Naples buses run out of fuel

Residents of Naples were left stranded at bus stops across the city – Italy’s third biggest – after they ran out of fuel. The public transport

Residents of Naples were left stranded at bus stops across the city – Italy’s third biggest – after they ran out of fuel. The public transport

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Peugeot- Citroën's air-powered hybrid

To fight against pollution, as well as loud engines, car manufacturers have been working for several years on hybrid cars, cars that switch between

To fight against pollution, as well as loud engines, car manufacturers have been working for several years on hybrid cars, cars that switch between