Daily Archives: August 12, 2010

Masa Serdarevic

As Russia continues to struggle its worst heat wave in about 130 years, NASA has released a short video showing how the wildfires currently rampaging through the country are polluting the skies around the region. Read more

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Following Bloomberg’s story on Thursday morning that Vedanta Resources is in talks “to purchase assets or take a multibillion-dollar equity stake in Cairn Energy Plc, a UK oil and gas exploration company”, Cairn confirmed the following:  

The board of Cairn Energy PLC (“Cairn”) notes the media speculation and confirms that discussions are taking place with a third party in respect of the disposal of an interest in Cairn India Limited. Read more

By Ronald Buchanan in Mexico City

As the debate continues on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, nobody mentions the country that gave the gulf its name.

Mexico plans to drill a well 2,600 metres deep in its part of the gulf. That’s more than twice as deep as Pemex, the state oil company, has ever drilled before, and shows how much pressure the company is under to develop deep-water reserves.

Pemex generates a third of the government’s revenues, but its production has slid as huge oil finds of the 1970s are exhausted. Read more

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Elsewhere this Thursday:
- Oil is the new black, says Vogue
- Hollywood greens up with environmental database
- India’s great energy conundrum
- Beyond BP: Michael Klare on US energy policy
- Jeff Rubin: Boone Pickens’ plan full of hot air Read more

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- BP revenues to secure fund for damages – FT
- Spill claims to test limits of BP’s liability – FT
- Vedanta is said to study options for deal with Cairn – Bloomberg
- Eon’s warning on energy policy – FT
- Lonmin settles South Africa dispute – FT
- Dana says Korea National will not increase $2.7bn offer – Bloomberg
- Rusal takes Norilsk dispute to court – FT
- Sanctions choke supply of petrol to Iran – FT
- Iran curbs LNG-export ambitions – WSJ
- IEA warns of Gulf spill effect on new oil supplies – FT
- ICE cuts staff at Chicago Climate Exchange, according to sources – Reuters
- Gulf of Mexico `dead zone’ grows – Bloomberg
- Portugal gives itself a clean-energy make-over – NYT Read more