Pink Picks: Shell, Biofuels, Gazprom, Total, UTS Energy

Energy news from the FT:

- Royal Dutch Shell eyes Chinese links in Iraq
May seek to partner with Chinese companies for oil licences

- Report casts doubt on biofuel benefits
Says biofuels may have produced more greenhouse gases

- Gazprom faces fines threat over gas blast
Dispute escalates between Russia and Turkmenistan

- Total raises hostile bid for UTS Energy
Revised offer reflects Total’s belief oil to rise again

- India demands cash before curbing emissions
Throws down gauntlet to developed nations

- US-French push to produce electric car batteries
Part of effort to close gap with Asian rivals