Drivers across Greece being cheated at the gas pump

Attica is not the only Greek region where drivers frequently get less gasoline at the pump than the amounts they pay for.

A December survey by the National Technical University of Athens conducted in Thessaloniki, Patra and Volos showed that one in nine gas stations (11 percent) pumped up to 10 percent less fuel into their customers' vehicles than what they paid for.

Questions rising over Turkey's overemphasis on coal resources

Turkey has developed a number of plans to diversify its energy resources over the last decade. These plans have accelerated since the jet crisis erupted with Russia, Turkey's largest energy provider, last November. However, the overemphasis on coal resources in these plans has triggered key environmental questions and other concerns, mainly about labor safety in the mining sector. 

Saudi to boost petrol prices by more than 50 percent

Saudi Arabia said on Dec. 28 it was raising petrol prices by more than 50 percent for some products from Dec. 29 as it cuts a range of subsidies after posting a record budget deficit at $95 billion.

Prices will also increase for electricity, water, diesel and kerosene under the cuts decided by the council of ministers headed by King Salman, the official SPA news agency reported.

Bulgaria's Economy Minister: Inspections at Petrol Stations Will Continue

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski assured that the inspections on the quality of the fuels at petrol stations will continue.

In an interview for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) on Tuesday, Lukarski stated that the fuel, which is sold at petrol stations has a higher quality.

Aksa opens 270-MW coal power plant in Turkey

Aksa Enerji has opened a 270-MW power plant that will produce electricity using local coal resources for $390 million in the Göynük district of the Black Sea province of Bolu. 

Turkey's first power plant investment with the coal royalty will produce 2 billion kilowatt/hour (kWh) energy every year, the company stated in a press release on Aug. 14.

Bulgarian Watchdog Orders Market Withdrawal of 10 000 Liters of Diesel Fuel

10 000 liters of diesel fuel have been withdrawn from the market following inspections by a regional unit of Bulgaria's State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance at filling stations on the territory of the Silistra municipality.

The inspections were conducted in the period June 22-25, according to a media statement of the Agency.