Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Carola Hoyos

On Energy Source

Iraq woos French investors

Cera says no peak oil thanks to technology

Elsewhere

French court clears Total and its former boss in 2001 Toulouse explosion (France24/Reuters)

California sets TV standards (WSJ)

Premier cuts 2009 production guidance (Reuters)

Oil tankers anger British tabloid (Daily Mail)

Chavez blames economic woes on Opec cuts (Reuters)

Trafigura says oil glut means prices are too high

Marathon finds oil in North Sea (Houston Chronicle)

More shale gas boom shows up in water treatment permits (Penn Live)

Secret oil rigs uncovered in California (Huffington Post)

How to clean up an arctic oil spill (KTUU)

Carola Hoyos

The Iraqi government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to woo French business to invest in the oil-rich country, telling Total, the French oil group, it could expect favourable treatment.

On a state visit to France, Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi president, sought to draw a line under differences over the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, telling French business leaders they should “show courage and invest in all sectors”.

Mr Talabani directed his strongest entreaty at Total, suggesting that it could win forthcoming tenders to exploit Iraqi fields even if the company did not come in with the highest bid.

Russia and EU plan system to limit energy supply disruption
Concerns persist over renewed tensions with Ukraine (FT)

Gas fears to dominate Yalta talks
Energy is not only issue Russia and Ukraine must iron out (FT)

Asia set to overtake US in green technology
US think-tanks say China is rapidly catching up (FT)

Russia raises its target for emissions cuts
Moscow willing to cut by 20-25% by 2020 (FT)

Clearing ground for a deal to save forests
Part 1 of FT series on global warming looks at deforestation (FT)

Europe’s appliance industry makes the grade
EU changes scheme for energy-efficiency labelling (FT)

Qatar to build $9.8bn plants in China and Vietnam
Country to partner with CNOOC on China plant (Bloomberg)

New EDF chief voices dissent
Calls for rethink of France’s nuclear industry (FT)

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