James Fontanella-Khan Spot news

Lex: World Energy Outlook
Forecasters may be underestimating how we will react to rising oil prices (FT)

IEA warns carbon price must double
Move to make high-tech solutions economically attractive (FT)

Shell says 2010 global investments down to $28bn
Ceo Peter Voser said He added that demand for oil is slowly improving (Reuters)

Venture capitalist to lead energy loan programs
Obama has hired VC to speed efforts to choose alternative-energy companies (WSJ)

Eon agrees €1.1bn long-distance grid sale
Decision signals a further move away from tightly regulated markets (FT)

Eni faces threat to lucrative gas network
European antitrust inquiry could force change to pipeline business (WSJ)

EIB in £1.4bn loan deal for wind farms
Small independent wind developers to benefit most (FT)

Gazprom’s net drops 36% as demand slips
Analysts disappointed with the company (WSJ)

Yemen gas investors set sail in choppy water
Western energy executives worry about growing dissent (FT)

Oil market is ‘very comfortable,’ says Qatar’s energy minister
Al-Attiyah says there is no shortage of supply (Bloomberg)

EU cannot sell phase-3 spot CO2 permits before 2012
The registry that tracks ownership is unable to create them (Bloomberg)