Daily Archives: June 8, 2010

Kate Mackenzie

Tragedies and drawbacks have beset fossil fuel production before; but so far this has done little to hasten a transition away from them. And emerging economies are particularly unlikely to change their energy policy after the Gulf spill.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

If the US Senate makes cap-and-trade an amendment to a smaller energy-only bill, it will probably never see the light of day.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

How much will the Gulf oil leak affect US oil industry? One commentator with experience both in energy and politics believes it will be substantial.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

There has been a deluge of criticisms of BP’s approach and suggestions for how it should be better tackled over the internet since the leak was first reported. How many of the suggestions are any good? Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The amount of oil BP is capturing from its leaking Gulf well is rising encouragingly fast. But it’s still difficult to know exactly how much more oil is escaping, as the official estimates of the flow rate remain extremely fuzzy. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- 2018 oil futures have risen 86 per cent since the Deepwater Horizon explosion

- Assessing Matt Simmons’ claims of a bigger structural Gulf leak

- Oil leaks, kinky math and mechanical band-aids

- The dangerous new era of extreme energy

- ‘You are responsible for any spills’

- The bright side of the BP oil spill [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- BP ramps up oil recovery effort – FT

- Likely litigants look to Exxon Valdez precedent – FT

- BP pins hopes on relief wells to plug leak – FT

- Exxon says oil industry standards are rigorous – Dow Jones

- UK to double inspection of drilling rigs – FT

- $100 oil will soon be here to stay, says former Shell president – Yahoo

- Industry to MMS: clarify drilling rules – The Hill

- BP buys ‘oil’ search engine advertising – ABC News

- Deepwater Horizon widow testifies – Guardian [And more] Read more