Daily Archives: April 21, 2011

The US Energy Information Administration, distributor of the world’s most scrutinised and transparent energy statistics, is facing tough budget choices on account of the government’s ongoing debt ceiling fiasco.

Indeed, as the now hard-up EIA stated in a press release on Thursday, it’s come to the point where it’s even holding meetings to seek advice on how it can make its data gathering processes more efficient:

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Office of Energy Statistics will lead a discussion of tough choices faced by its energy data programs as a result of the FY11 budget compromise. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to comment and offer feedback. Participants will hear from all Energy Statistics program groups including Electricity, Uranium and Renewables, Natural Gas and Coal, Petroleum and Biofuels, Energy Consumption, and Integrated Statistics. The presentations will focus on choices and challenges as EIA moves to improve collection efficiency, data relevance, and data quality. Participants will have opportunities to offer feedback, suggestions, and alternatives on EIA’s data coverage and statistical programs.

FT Energy Source

- BP sues Transocean for $40bn – The Telegraph

- Cameron responsible for blowout, says BP – Bloomberg

- Gulf drilling delays fails to stem US oil flow – FT

- Chevron’s vote of confidence in deepwater drilling – FT

- Small companies stay in gulf’s deep waters – WSJ

- Fossil fuel firms use ‘biased’ study in shale lobbying – The Guardian

- Fracking firm battles to woo English villagers – The Guardian

- BHP Billiton lowers oil production outlook – FT

- Iraq to announce fourth oil bidding round on Monday – WSJ

- Deadlock over Iran oil and gas takes toll – FT

- Putin tells BP to make peace with oligarchs – The Times

- Exxon chief on supply, demand and $120 crude – FT

- Unreliable data help roil oil markets – WSJ

- Exxon sees nuclear power holding its own – FT

- RWE in warning about plant stoppages – FT

- Radioactive spills and breakdowns at British nuclear plants – The Guardian

- Japan bans entry into Fukushima evacuation zone – BBC

- Japan: More than a moment – FT

- Former Massey CEO paid $10.4m – WSJ

- Origin trading halted ahead of LNG announcement – Argus

- Green energy: California dreaming – FT Lex

- PV cells turn windows into solar panels – NY Times Green blog

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