Kate Mackenzie Spot News

Renewables projects face risk-averse culture
Why new US developments struggle to get financing (FT)

Chevron Urges Asia Energy Security
Asian governments need to act more aggressively, says groups official (WSJ)

Weak oil prices hit Repsol results
latest oil and gas group to unveil a sharp year-on-year drop in profits (FT)

OPEC supply may rise from nine-month high, IEA says
The group may increase it further at a meeting next month (Bloomberg)

Mixed fortunes seen by Centrica
Profits to drop 4% but residential earnings to rise (FT)

Saudi Arabia expands oil, gas plants for $100bn
Al-Naimi talks about upgrade plans (Bloomberg)

Video: Focus on food security
Javier Blas looks ahead to what’s coming up at the World Food Summit in Rome (FT)

Chinese Rio Tinto probe to widen
Stern Hu may spend several more months in jail (FT)

CNOOC not allowed to bid for Ghana stake, Fu says
‘Government does not allow us’ (Bloomberg)

Solar energy company turns to parent power
Colorado-based Juwi gets around financing drought (FT)

IEA raises 2010 oil demand estimate on China, Saudi
Move comes as the pace of economic recovery picks up (Bloomberg)