Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Sheila McNulty

There have been a string of leaks from natural gas pipelines in recent months in the US. Chevron had two leaks on the same line in Utah this past summer. PG&E suffered a natural gas transmission line explosion in September in California that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. El Paso just suffered a leak outside of Houston. And there have been others. Read more

Kiran Stacey

As the Cancun talks reach their climax, Anne Kelly, co-director of policy at Ceres, a coalition of groups working with companies on sustainability, gives us her run down of the last week and a half. Read more

Kiran Stacey

One of the elements of today’s energy bill that is likely to go relatively unnoticed (except for by FT readers of course) is a clause asking gas companies to pay a market price for the gas they use, even if an emergency has sent gas prices soaring. Read more

FT Energy Source

- Renewable energy jobs in peril as grants expire – FT
- Ethanol subsidy ‘part of US tax deal’ – Reuters
- Consortium to invest $1.3bn in Bolivian gasfields – FT
- CNOOC invests in Australian coal bed methane – Argus
- Shell knew ‘everything’ in Nigerian ministries – FT
- Diesel shortages in China ease, says Sinopec – Bloomberg
- Green deal needs better incentives – FT
- UK wants tough rules for Green Deal – WSJ (£)
- Germany to win coal aid deal – FT
- Gas man says a challenge is his cup of tea – FT
Cancun news: day 11
- Japan defiant in face of diplomatic pressure – The Guardian
- Brazil optimistic Cancun can heal rift on emissions curbs – Bloomberg
- UN chief calls for compromise at climate talks – FT
- Gradual change is best hope for Cancun, says Zoellick – Argus
- Climate science survives diplomacy – NY Times Dot Earth Read more