Daily Archives: December 20, 2010

Kiran Stacey

The UK’s freezing temperatures are bad news for travellers, but decidedly good news for gas suppliers. National Grid has forecast a record day for gas demand, and has been forced to issue a “gas balancing alert” to encourage suppliers to up supply and big consumers to switch fuels or reduce consumption. That’s the seventh time such an alert has been issued since 2005. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The Times is currently publishing extracts from Loren Steffy’s new book Drowning in Oil, about the BP oil spill, in addition to the extracts on Fuel Fix published earlier this month.  Read more

FT Energy Source

- Boom in Canadian oil companies – FT
- ‘Tony Hayward’s a good guy, but he can’t keep his mouth shut’ – The Times (£)
- Mexican pipeline blast kills at least 27 – FT
- Sasol agrees to pay $1bn for shale gas stake – Bloomberg
- Tax cuts for energy – NY Times Green blog
- US ethanol industry faces subsidy battle – Reuters
- Record UK gas demand expected – Reuters
- REPower celebrates wind turbine landmark – FT
- Plug pulled on Australian CCS project – Argus
- Curb on heating oil sales to protect the vulnerable – The Times (£)
- Centrica’s model smooths volatility – FT
- Ministers block Powerfuel rescue – The Guardian Read more