Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco eyes $334bn investment by 2025

State-owned oil giant plans to pump in billions for infrastructure and create about 500,000 jobs for Saudi nationals.

Environment

Texas city with world's first eco-friendly landfill

Waste disposal system in Denton,Texas employing new technique to generate electricity for 1,600 homes in the city.

Japan

Japan charges three over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Three former executives of Tepco company become first people to face criminal charges over nuclear catastrophe.

Middle East

Gaza electricity crisis: 'People are dying daily'

Will solar panels solve Gaza's chronic power deficit imposed by Israel's blockade?

Environment

California evacuates thousands after methane leak

US company tries to seal leak that displaced more than 2,200 families and released nearly 74,000 tonnes of gas.

Iran

Russia to start building Iran nuclear reactors

Work will commence next week, senior Iranian atomic energy official says, as two countries step up ties.

Asia

Turkmenistan launches $10bn gas pipeline to South Asia

Afghan, Pakistani and Indian leaders take part in breaking ground ceremony of 1,814km project that is due by 2019.

War & Conflict

Russia's coal war with Ukraine leaves civilians cold

Ukraine's coal stores dwindle as Russia halts supplies in retaliation for Crimea blackout.

Business & Economy

Keystone pipeline company seeks pause of US review

TransCanada says the pause would be appropriate while it works with Nebraska to approve the pipeline's preferred route.

Energy

Power-cut blues in Zambia

Hydroelectric-dependent population hit hard by irregular rain, but some question if precipitation only is to blame.

Earthquake

Fuel emergency hamstrings tourism in Nepal

As the Himalayan nation recovers from a devastating quake, tourism has been hit by another crisis: fuel shortages.

Environment

Activists pipe up against US oil-transport plans

Enbridge Energy is eyeing a major pipeline in Minnesota state, but the project faces fierce environmental opposition.

Politics

Fuel crisis grips Nepal as border crossings close

Nepal faces severe shortages in essential supplies including petrol, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel and cooking gas.

Business & Economy

Russia close to deal to supply gas to Ukraine and EU

Deal to supply winter supplies initialled, but not yet formally signed, after months of talks overshadowed by conflict.

Energy

'Supergiant' gas field discovered off coast of Egypt

"Largest ever" offshore natural gas field in Mediterranean discovered in Egypt's territorial waters, Italy's Eni says.