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.
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.
The full statement is on the company’s website.
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.