Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit here later this month, China has agreed to build a USD 2 billion pipeline that will transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan to help ease the country's crippling power shortage, the government said on Thursday.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday slammed BJP-led Narendra Modi government for increasing the price of natural gas and said it was "unjustified" and would have a cascading effect on prices in multiple sectors.
Increased use of natural gas will not help arrest carbon dioxide (CO2) emission significantly because it delays the widespread construction of low-carbon energy facilities, such as solar arrays, says a US-based study.
Since Hassan Rouhani became the president, bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey have improved, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the two nations endorsed 10 deals in several sectors, including banking, transportation, tourism and energy.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he saw no reason for Moscow to cut gas supplies to Ukraine over an unpaid bill for now, playing down talk of an imminent "gas war" that might disrupt gas flows to Europe.