James Fontanella-Khan Spot news

Analysis: Heating up
Campaigners are badging the talks as the last 45 days in which to save the world (FT)

Editorial: The deal we need from Copenhagen
In order to prevent catastrophe the whole world needs to cut emissions (FT)

Burma’s neighbors advance pipeline project
Oil and gas plans to lift financial strength as West tries to weaken Junta (WSJ)

UN climate envoys may want Chinese actions
Poorer nations may be urged to adopt measures to limit emissions growth (Bloomberg)

Coal-rich US puts faith in CO2 storage
Demand is so high for coal, which fuels 50 per cent of US electricity output (FT)

EDF set to finalise $4.5bn deal in US
A move that could prevent the French group’s pull out of the US market (FT)

UTS Sells Stake In Oil Sands
Imperial Oil and Exxon to buy 50% stake for $250m (WSJ)

Countries question Areva’s reactor design
Nuclear safety authorities in 3 countries have raised questions over control (FT)

Dragon Oil agrees $1.1bn Dubai buy-out
The two companies agreed a cash offer of 455p a share (FT)

CVR Energy posts surprise Q3 loss
Revenue down 49% but beats est (Reuters)

Woodside offloads Otway stake
Australia’s oil and gas producer has agreed to sell its 51.55% stake

Chevron’s Nigeria gas plant seen online in Q1 2010
Daily processing capacity up to 680m from 285m cubic feet of natural gas (Reuters)

Denbury to buy Encore Acquisitions
Transaction between independents valued at $4.5bn (FT)

Dana seeks to fuel local development
The Sharjah-based group is refocusing its efforts around the Middle East (FT)