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"Russia Tightens Pressure on Ukraine With Rise in Natural Gas Price"

"MOSCOW — Even as American and Russian diplomats groped toward a settlement that would halt further Russian military intervention in Ukraine, Gazprom, the Russian energy company, stepped up the economic pressure on Tuesday by sharply raising the price it charges for natural gas."

Source: NY Times, 04/02/2014

Crackdown on Russia Risks Also Punishing Western Oil Companies

"As the United States seeks to strengthen sanctions on Moscow for its occupation of Crimea, energy experts say the powerful Russian oil industry would make a robust target. But any penalties on energy investments, technology transfers and financial transactions would most likely also punish Western oil companies like Exxon Mobil that are investing heavily in Russia."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2014

WTO Finds China Rare Earth Export Restrictions Found Unfair

"When the World Trade Organization ruled this week that China must again start exporting rare earth elements key to manufacturing high tech and defense products, traders and the markets that need the materials rejoiced. But less happy were the Chinese who claim complying will hurt the environment."

Source: Intl Business Times, 03/28/2014

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