Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

In this week’s podcast: BP and final conclusions of the commission into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster; Eon – profits and bill increases; mining companies and the FTSE 100.

Guest in the studio: Author of ‘In Too Deep’ – a book which promises to lift the lid on the corporate culture that led to the Deepwater Horizon explosion – Stanley Reed. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Suppliers of liquified natural gas are watching the weather almost as closely as New Yorkers right now. According to a new report by BarCap, one of the only things that kept LNG demand and supply in balance in 2010 was the hellish winter in Europe and what its analysts call “exceptionally supportive weather” elsewhere. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Now we’ve all had a day to digest the 300+ pages of the National Commission’s report into the BP oil spill, it’s worth taking a look at what the reaction has been from the wise old heads of the print and online media. Read more

Brent has surged to a 27-month high. Read more

FT Energy Source

- BP spill inquiry calls for safety overhaul – FT
- Oil firms face big bills to raise safety standards – The Telegraph
- Rejecting oil is not an option, says report – FT
- Halliburton challenges report findings – Reuters
- Call for tougher standards – FT
- Verdict on the spill – NY Times
- Colombian farmers sue for negligence – The Guardian
- Alyeska gets approval to open leaky pipeline – FT
- Oil’s rise is a sticky situation for recovery – WSJ (£)
- Cliffs to buy Consolidated Thompson for C$4.1bn – FT
- China’s galloping wind market – NY Times Green blog
- Alstom and Bouygues in eco venture – FT
- US carbon emissions to rise in 2012: EIA – Reuters
- BlueStar to buy Orkla silicon business – FT
- Eon raises UK bills after earnings double – FT
- Riversdale board backs Rio Tinto coal bid – Argus
- Coal prices flare as Australian floods cut supply – FT Read more