Monthly Archives: June 2010

Kate Mackenzie

- Claiming weigh risks of BP fund – FT

- BP claimants offered fast route to payout – FT

- BP working to reinstall cap –

- Spain pressed over solar tariff cuts – FT

- Interior eyes more flexible moratorium – The Hill

- Czechs say Russian spies targeting energy sector – Reuters [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The IEA has revised decline rates from non-Opec oil fields downwards, but says markets could get ‘jittery’ about Opec capacity over the next five years.  Read more

There’s nothing quite like linking your brand to a dead person when you’re battling a toxic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

It’s on. Here is Josh Fox, director of the film ‘Gasland’, a blistering attack on US shale gas, on The Daily Show: [video]. And here is a taste of the anti-Gasland campaign from Energy In Depth, an oil and gas industry-affiliated group.  Read more

FT Energy Source

Tit-for-tat between Russia and its former Soviet neighbours is hardly a new development, especially when it comes to gas. But the latest conflict, with Belarus, looks to be different than previously ones mainly because of the change in Gazprom’s commercial position. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The relief wells being drilled to intercept the gushing Macondo well are expected to be the real way to fix the well. Dates of July and now August have been given as estimated times for completion of the wells. But confusingly, BP and the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command are not using the same language to describe the progress. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The judge who granted an injunction against the six-month moratorium on deepwater US oil and gas drilling held shares in Transocean and other companies involved in offshore drilling. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- Comparing US and European fossil fuel use

- The size of the mess in the Gulf

- BP magazine discovers a bright side to the spill

- 97% of climate researchers can’t be wrong…

- The great German solar tariff experiment

- Conspiracy diversions: BP spill and the Bermuda Triangle [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- BP warns on ‘severe’ impact of Gulf spill – FT

- Electric car sector gets charge from oil spill – FT

- BP fallout threatens smaller operators – FT

- Obama set to push climate bill on back on oil spill – FT

- US judge overturns deepwater drilling ban – FT

- Judge who overturned moratorium owned Transocean, Halliburton stock – Houston Chronicle

- Oil firms, drill operators clash on idled rigs – WSJ [And more] Read more

Sheila McNulty

Oil and gas companies that were hoping the Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium would be lifted early look set to be disappointed. Despite a federal judge’s decision to grant an an injunction against the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling in those waters, the issue is not over. Read more