Kate Mackenzie The Source: Utilities and climate change; Where to put smart meters; California’s oil squeeze

Comment: Orange crush

Location, Location: Lobbying over smart meter displays

Markets: Crude cools after strong rise

A natgas storm in a teacup

Those mysterious falling crude oil imports

Utilities are unprepared for the effects of climate change

Further reading:

Australia and New Zealand consider harmonising their carbon trading schemes (Reuters)

Are there more problems for Altarock’s big Californian geothermal project? (New York Times)

Petrobras to up its deepwater drill count from six to 10 next year (UpstreamOnline)

Destroying container ships (SeekingAlpha)

Can Saudi Arabia and Opec meet oil demand, as China and India buy more cars? (Bit Tooth Energy)

Gulf of Mexico offshore lease sale reaps $115m; BP is biggest bidder; Nat gas less popular (BNet)