Kate Mackenzie Spot news

Oil and gas chief executives: Are they worth it?
Interactive guide to the state of executive remuneration in the industry. Plus more reports on how US and European companies fared (FT)

Iran raises nuclear stakes with plans for 10 enrichment plants
Dramatic expansion planned (FT)

ONGC close to big oil find
Indian producer could add 20,000 bpd (Business Times)

Consider complexity in assessing derivatives
The carbon market is not a time-bomb, at least for now (FT)

Ecuador oil output to rise in 2010
Three years of decline to end, says Correa (Bloomberg)

Shell reins back biofuel expectations
Won’t be in widespread use until about 2020, says Voser (FT)

Hockey and Turnbull set for spill showdown
Political turmoil creates uncertainty over Australia’s proposed carbon trading scheme (ABC)

Call for improvement on engineering nuclear sites
Productivity must improve 10% to 20% to meet UK targets (FT)

Russia’s Gazprom targets France
EDF interest in South Stream could come at expense of Nabucco (Argus)

Indian radioactive leak was deliberate, says government
Vials of tritium deliberately poured into drinking water facility (FT)