Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

Kiran Stacey

The first BP AGM since the oil spill, and the first one with Bob Dudley at the helm, has come to a close. With the various disputes and controversies surrounding the company at the moment, did Dudley come out of it with his reputation enhanced? And what about the other parties represented? Here is our take. Read more

Kiran Stacey

More than three quarters of small and medium sized cleantech businesses in the UK are planning to recruit in the next 12 months, according to a new report. Read more

Kiran Stacey

As we near the end of BP’s AGM, one thing we can report is that Bob Dudley is still standing. Which is more than can be said of several protestors against the development of Canadian oil sands who were carted out, in some cases lifted off their feet, after shouting across Mr Dudley as he tried to defend such developments. Read more

Rosneft’s decision on Wednesday to give BP another month to try to complete their controversial cooperation plan gives everybody involved a breathing space. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Thursday morning sees Bob Dudley’s first AGM as chief executive, and it is not the one he would have planned. Read more

FT Energy Source

- BP extends Rosneft share-swap deadline – FT
- Oil giants line up to snatch Russian deal from BP – The Times
- Dudley faces backlash over Russia – FT
- BP’s costly Arctic dream – WSJ Heard on the Street
- Audacious move turns into a baptism of fire – FT
- BP risks losing $1.6bn – Bloomberg
- Oligarchs call BP’s bluff – FT
- BP must salvage something from Russian debacle – The Telegraph
- Question time for BP – FT Lombard
- Effects of BP spill linger long after clean-up – FT
- Republicans push bills to boost offshore drilling – Reuters
- BP’s PR campaign fails to clean up reputation – The Guardian
- Ukraine lobbies Putin for gas price revision – Argus
- Tepco president’s ‘sorry’ return to work – FT
- Resistance to Jaitapur nuclear plant grows in India – NY Times
- Forget Lehman, Tepco is too big to fail – David Pilling, FT
- Shale gas not a credible ‘new green message’ – The Guardian
- Exxon chief paid $29m in 2010 – WSJ Read more

In this week’s podcast: We ask where can BP go if the Rosneft deal fails and what should we expect from Bob Dudley, at BP’s AGM tomorrow?; Glencore is gunning for Xstrata; and an Iraqi oil production milestone. Read more