Daily Archives: February 2, 2009

Kate Mackenzie

How does Opec know how closely its members are complying with production quotas? They use spies, of course – companies known as ‘tanker trackers’.

The most reliable data, used even by Opec countries themselves, come not from the cartel member’s energy ministries, but from so-called secondary sources – a network of spies watching, binoculars in hand, the movement of tankers in and out of the world’s biggest export terminals. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

‘The golden age for refiners is over’ (The Barrel/Platts)

Stern: We need a $2,000bn ‘green stimulus’ (FT) – but climate change represents a great business and investment opportunity (The Times) Read more

James Fontanella-Khan

Rio Tinto in asset sale talks with Chinalco

Survey sparks EU probe into power market Read more

James Fontanella-Khan

Repsol says plans €1.5bn in cost-savings (Reuters)

British Energy to return reactors to service (Reuters)