Israel is considering the possibility to transport its gas to Europe via the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) through Turkey, Israel’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Dan Stav said in an interview with Trend. “This is a very interesting option for us.” Source: Trend News Agency
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Any country leaving the eurozone would have to settle its claims or debts with the bloc’s payments system before severing ties, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has said. The comment, a rare reference by Draghi to the possibility of the currency zone losing members, came in a letter to two Italian lawmakers in the European Parliament released on Friday (20 January). Source Euractiv
Russian shipments surged nearly a quarter over 2015 to about 1.05 million barrels per day (bpd), the data showed, with Saudi Arabia coming in a close second with 1.02 million bpd, up 0.9 percent in 2016 versus the previous year. China is the world’s second-largest oil buyer and the fastest-growing major importer. Source Reuters
Black-clad activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration smashed store and car windows in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with pepper spray and stun grenades. Source reuters