Kate Mackenzie Energy headlines

Freezing conditions a boon for oil tanker owners – along with storage demand (FT)

Reliance Industries sells $764m worth of shares to fund bid for Lyondell (Bloomberg)

UK’s dash for gas-fired power raises vulnerability concerns (FT)

Britain meeting emission reduction goals only because of recession (Bloomberg)

Obama awards $2.3bn clean energy tax credits (Reuters)

Nuclear radiation risks overplayed, says scientist (Observer)

Shell wins preliminary EPA approval to drill Alaska’s Chukchi Sea (Dow Jones)

Panic buying in Venezuela as bolivar is devalued in a boost for Pdvsa (FT)

China’s 2009 oil imports reached record levels of 4.1m b/d (Bloomberg)

ExxonMobil thought to be interested in $1bn Arctic rig (Rigzone)

Power vacuum fears grow as rumours of Nigerian president‘s poor health escalate (FT)

Climate bill signals sought in State of the Union address (Reuters)

Russia’s biggest coal producer lines up London IPO (FT)

Danone sticks with bottled water as environmental concerns appear to falter (FT)