Kate Mackenzie The Source: CFTC and speculators; Khurais and Ghawar; Nimby-ism and renewables

On Energy Source:

Will the boost to Khurais affect Copenhagen talks?

Markets: Oil slides ahead of US inventories

Getting over the nimby-ism hurdle

BP hearts Iraq, even at $2 a barrel

The murky task of curbing speculation

The US-China-diplomacy guessing game

Further reading:

Oil may have a $50 – $60 floor, says IEA analyst (Reuters/UpstreamOnline)

Nigeria loses $6bn in revenue to Shell output shut-ins

CFTC is not, repeat, not blaming speculators for $147 oil. Mostly (Houston Chronicle)

James Hamilton’s favourite definition of a green job (his own, admittedly) (North County Times)

China and the US sign an MoU on climate change essentially agreeing to reach agreement (China Daily, Department of State)

Does criticism of Japan’s climate change initiatives reflect a policy disconnect? (Yale 360)

China to dramatically boost its wind capacity, again (Greenlaw)

On FT.com:

BG profits tumble and debt doubles