Kate Mackenzie Energy headlines

- Tullow snatches oil deal from Eni (FT)

- Iraq signs 20-year Majnoon oilfield agreement with Shell, Petronas (Bloomberg)

- Algeria launches corruption probe into state oil company (FT)

- GdF-Suez eyes tie up with International (FT)

- Geothermal safeguards imposed (NY Times)

- Upstream M&A activity likely to increase in 2010 (Argus)

- Brazil’s oil data may be fuzzy but they trend higher (Dow Jones)

- Copenhagen’s effect on investment funds yet to be seen (FTfm)

- Repsol board backs chairman (FT)

- Exxon Valdex pollution lingers in Alaskan beach sand (Bloomberg)

- Coal bed methane supply heats up (FT)

- Kashagan Group should cut costs by $3b – KazMunaiGaz (Rigzone)

- House subcommittee to question Exxon, XTO executives on takeover (Star-Telegram)

- Attacks threaten Yemen’s energy industry (Reuters)

- Watchdog calls US Afghan energy efforts disappointing (AP)

- Energy conference looks for brave new world (Arab News)

- French fuel consumption rises in 2009 (Argus)

- EPA defends GHG rules to Congress (Argus)

- Chevron employee detained in Cabinda (Dow Jones)