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1.5 million households caught up in gas supply crisis as suppliers Avro Energy and Green cease trading

Two energy suppliers collapsed on Wednesday as the deepening gas supply crisis has now impacted 1.5 million customers.Avro Energy and Green became the latest casualties of a more than three-fold spike in the wholesale cost of natural gas, with regulators warning that more firms are likely to go bust over the winter. Seven suppliers have already gone under in a matter of weeks.Another medium-sized supplier, Igloo, is reportedly on the verge of collapse, with administrators said to be assessing the options for insolvency. The latest corporate failures will add to households’ worries at a time when the rate of inflation...
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U.S. Senate panel sets hearing on Russian gas pipeline amid Ukraine concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a closed-door hearing on Sept. 29 to discuss Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which several lawmakers say could harm allies in Eastern Europe. Amos Hochstein, senior adviser for energy security at the U.S. Department of State, will testify,...
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For Biden, America is back. But America is also first.

Welcome to The Daily 202! Tell your friends to sign up here. On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all enslaved people in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863. On that date, he issued the final version, which resides at the National Archives.

More energy firms to go bust leaving millions of customers in limbo, regulator warns

An unprecedented surge in gas prices will force more energy suppliers out of business leaving “well above” hundreds of thousands of customers in limbo, the head of energy regulator Ofgem has warned.“Have a look at the change in the gas price – it really is something that we don’t think we’ve seen before at this pace,” Jonathan Brearley told MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.He declined to give an estimate on numbers of firms that might go bust but said: “We do expect more [suppliers] not to be able to face the circumstances we’re in.”He said: “We...

US House votes for sanctions in 11th-hour attempt to undermine Nord Stream 2

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has agreed to add legislation to the annual defense-spending bill that would place sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project, potentially putting into jeopardy an agreement reached between the Biden administration and Germany in July.

GUEST COLUMN: The 'return to normalcy' that wasn’t

During the 2020 campaign, I door-knocked around Colorado Springs on behalf of President Donald Trump. I had many conversations with local Republicans and Independents about their opinions of Trump and how they intended to vote in November. Over and again, the common theme I kept hearing: “I like his policies but not his personality.”

U.S. Congress Votes More Sanctions On Nord Stream 2, Russian Officials Including Prime Minister

The House of Representatives of the US Congress has adopted a defense budget providing for tougher sanctions against Moscow. 316 people voted in favor, and 113 against. In particular, the document includes amendments on expanding restrictions on Russia’s sovereign debt, on the possibility of introducing personal sanctions against a whole list of officials, as well as on new measures against Nord Stream 2.