Monthly Archives: April 2011

FT Energy Source

- Exxon chief says BP lost time – FT
- Potential oil-spill plaintiffs race to hit deadline – WSJ
- BP clean-up costs to soar, say experts – FT
- BP’s transformation still has a long way to go – The Telegraph
- Silent minute to mark year of change at BP – FT
- US to issue ‘ambitious’ offshore drilling rule – Argus
- Spill’s toll on oil output grows clearer – WSJ
- Oil dips below $120 on demand fears – The Telegraph
- Obama blames speculators for oil price rises – FT
- TNK-BP: Time to pay out and move on – FT Lex
- System bred Tepco’s cosy links to watchdogs – FT
- Tepco’s LNG imports to jump 50% – Bloomberg
- EDF shares jump on nuclear-price increase – WSJ
- NRG Energy set for $481m writedown – FT
- Protest against Indian nuclear plant turns violent – WSJ
- Italy freezes return to nuclear power – FT
- Ukraine raises $785m to seal Chernobyl under ‘shell’ – The Guardian
- Chernobyl’s guide to tyranny – Peter Barber, FT
- France mulls banning shale exploration – WSJ
- UK Coal chairman pledged ‘fundamental overhaul’ – FT
- The new battle of the coalfields – The Times
- Power shortages loom in China – NY Times Green blog
- Vedanta buys stake in Cairn India – FT
- Solar panels take to the water – NY Times Read more

Kiran Stacey

Oil production at the Sarir and Misla oilfields could restart within weeks, the Libyan National Transition Council has said. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The group of UK solar companies behind the campaign against the reduction of the feed-in tariff for larger projects has asked the courts to quash the government’s review altogether. Read more

FT Energy Source

Sheila McNulty

What a difference a year makes….or does it? Certainly activity in the Gulf of Mexico remains slow following the Macondo disaster. But it is moving again. And, despite all the talk about how the US risked driving away the industry by tightening up processes and procedures, just about everyone is still here.
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FT Energy Source

- North African unrest weighs on Halliburton – FT
- Gulf disaster spares Halliburton – WSJ
- Memos expose link between oil firms and Iraq invasion – The Independent
- Tullow sues Heritage over Uganda tax bill – FT
- BP comeback is sidetracked in Arctic – WSJ
- Desire to abandon Falklands well – FT
- Desire plunges after sixth oil well comes up dry – The Telegraph
- Brazil’s OGX hit by reserve estimate – WSJ
- Fuel subsidies drag on emerging economies – FT
- Sinopec halts fuel exports on shortage – Bloomberg
- Sinopec said to seek $3.8bn in loans – Bloomberg
- Japan bars officials from utility jobs – FT
- Aveva ‘unaffected’ by Japanese crisis – The Telegraph
- The nuclear industry’s trillion dollar question – Reuters
- Questions raised on purchases of Tepco shares – NY Times
- US greenhouse gases drop to 15-year low – FT
- US offers loan aid for world’s biggest solar plant – Reuters
- California steps out on bold green venture – FT
- Budget fight hurts US climate effort – NY Times
- Obama’s green credentials tarnished – FT
- UK’s first local power station looks for investment – The Guardian
- Cornell gas study stirs heated debate – NY Times Green blog
- Big guns vie to tap Azeri gas riches – FT Read more

Kiran Stacey

Brent priceThe only thing more surprising than the comment from Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, that the oil market is oversupplied, is how seriously the market appears to have taken it. The oil price has dipped sharply today, according to some at least, because of Naimi’s comments. Read more

At last the plucky Falklands explorer has found some of the black stuff.
Unfortunately, it did’t find very much – two oil shows over a 1-metre section – and that means the game is almost up for Desire. Read more

Oil traders will have one less thing to worry about if Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is confirmed on Monday as the clear winner of Saturday’s election. Read more

FT Energy Source

- Dudley told to break up BP – The Sunday Times
- BP boss tries to salvage Rosneft deal – The Telegraph
- BP: An Arctic gamble – FT
- Oligarchs play poker face in game of who blinks first – The Times
- Testing times await disaster response units – FT
- Exposed: BP’s attempts to control oil spill research – The Guardian
- The oil spill that changed the industry – FT
- Oil firms to deploy new deepwater spill containment device – WSJ
- Costs of the BP oil spill – FT
- Chevron hits at North Sea oil tax rise – FT
- Shell expects to drill in Alaska in 2012 – WSJ
- Nigerian polls pose headache for oil firms – Argus
- High oil prices start to hit demand – FT
- Al Naimi: Oil market oversupplied – WSJ
- Oil and gas companies injected toxic chemicals into ground – Bloomberg
- Japan reactor shit down to take months – FT
- ‘Low-carbon China’ headlines fail to capture reality – The Guardian
- Australia carbon scheme faces growing opposition – Reuters
- US extends seeding of biomass – NY Times Read more