Daily Archives: October 1, 2010

Tom Burgis

After Friday’s deadly car-bombings in Nigeria’s capital, there can be no doubt that militants from the Niger delta retain a serious – even improved – capability to strike well beyond the uneasy oil region despite last year’s amnesty.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

An analyst commented to me this week:
Will the oil industry change in the wake of the BP oil spill? I doubt it. There may be some changes on the fringes but most people expect to see business continue as normal. Read more

Kiran Stacey

This may seem like something of a “dog bites man” headline, but actually a new poll by respected pollsters Gallup has come up with some very interesting findings. In summary, the emotional wellbeing and stress levels of people living on the Gulf coast are significantly lower since the BP oil spill, at a time when residents of the same states who do not live on the coast have shown no significant change in their wellbeing. Read more

China is putting down roots in the backyard of Petrobras, newly-crowned share issue king of world stock markets, with the announcement of a $7.1bn oil alliance in Brazil between Sinopec and Repsol. Read more

FT Energy Source

- BP signals dividend payment next year – FT
- Timeline: Bob Dudley’s career so far – FT Energy Source
- A question for BP’s new chief – NY Times Green blog
- US unveils new offshore drilling rules – Argus
- Will the oil spill change our attitudes? – Washington Post
- BP Texas City to pay record clean air fine – Fuel Fi
- Soaring Chinese economy at odds with climate goals – Reuters
- Energy groups agree to end Iran operations – FT
- Germany approves new energy proposals – WSJ
- Environmental groups hit at coal aid plans – F
- Higher US ethanol blends may face roadblocks – Reuters
- UK renewable energy production falls again – The Guardian Read more

Kiran Stacey

A timeline of the key moments in the life of Bob Dudley, BP’s new chief executive Read more