Daily Archives: April 12, 2010

Kate Mackenzie

Luis de Sousa at European Tribune has put together a chart of oil dependency among most EU economies, which shows an interesting theme. The top five countries for oil as a proportion of energy are Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Can you see a theme here? Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Economist James Hamilton puts forward some strong arguments as to why crude oil prices don’t look likely to harm the economic recovery — at least, yet. But by past indicators, it’s not far off.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

China’s crude oil demand is generally thought to be on an almost-unstoppable growth trajectory, but growth in demand for many products will actually slow in 2010, and there are questions over stimulus withdrawal and a general slowdown in new infrastructure projects.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Any fragile consensus made at Copenhagen now looks further away from being realised after three days of difficult talks in Bonn, Germany, that ended Monday morning.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- Gulf Arab countries’ cheap energy addiction must end

- The carbon cap and Iran’s petrodollars

- Are rising oil prices threatening the recovery already?

- Affordable action on climate change

- Energy gap or climate crisis? [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

UN climate talks wrap up after fresh rows (AFP)

Total still keen on UAE despite nuclear setbacks (FT)

Reliance in $1.7bn deal with US’ Atlas (FT)

Mirant and RRI in $3.1bn merger (FT)

Texas oil firms oppose Californian climate law (NY Times)

China boosts crude imports 29%, remains net fuel buyer (Bloomberg) [And more] Read more