Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

Kiran Stacey

Last night, Gasland, the film that has stoked an intense debate about the ethics of the shale gas boom in the US, premiered here in the UK.

It couldn’t have been better timed – Cuadrilla is due to begin more drilling at its shale gas site near Blackpool later this month. And the Tyndall Centre, in conjunction with the Co-op, helped get the debate moving on this side of the Atlantic with a report calling for a halt to all such drilling while the risk is properly assessed.

But what of the film itself? Read more

Kiran Stacey

A group of MPs have suggested that the UK should introduce a system of energy rationing to deal with what they view as impending energy and climate crises. Read more

The Opec oil cartel is quietly increasing its production as oil prices flirt with $100 a barrel, the western countries’ oil watchdog said on Tuesday.  Read more

FT Energy Source

- Huhne under fire for blessing BP tie-up – FT
- BP relaxes ties with America – The Times (£)
- BP’s Russian stake may avoid US review – Bloomberg
- Investors weigh up Rosneft’s BP tie-up – FT
- BP/Rosneft: Analysts’ reaction – The Telegraph
- BP: Playing a long game – FT Lex
- BP is a guide for modern executives – Andrew Hill, FT
- INA falls after Mol offer expires – FT
- Europe must ban flawed carbon credits – Damian Carrington, The Guardian
- Is a solar trade war about to start? – Reuters
- Abu Dhabi wrestles with gas dilemma – FT
- Gulf shifts focus to domestic energy – FT
- Bank raises 2011 coal price forecast – Argus Read more