Monthly Archives: April 2011

The next three decades will be vital for the US energy sector. Decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, limiting emissions that cause global warming and lessening dependence of imported oil are all at the top of the Obama administration energy agenda. This graphic explores the various energy sources in the US, the leading companies and the most powerful policy makers. Read more

Kiran Stacey

I am pleased to say that Cameron O’Reilly (right), chief executive of Landis+Gyr, has joined Steve Cunningham (left), the company’s UK & Ireland CEO, in the hotseat for next week’s readers’ Q&A.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

[Michael Bromwich] In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, answers your questions.
In this second post, he discusses the reliability of blowout preventers (BOPs), the future of drilling in Alaska, and whether commercial concerns dictate his decision making. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, answers your questions.
In the first of two posts, he discusses how his organisation balances safety concerns with political ones, what technological improvements have been made since the BP oil spill and whether new regulations on blowout preventers (BOPs) will delay the issue of new permits. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The chief regulator of US offshore oil drilling has dismissed warnings from the industry about the risk to oil output from delays in issuing new permits. Read more

FT Energy Source

- BP chief endures stormy meeeting – FT
- BP’s Dudley still standing after grilling – FT
- Sir Bill Castell carries the can for ‘British Petroleum’ – The Telegraph
- Macondo workers try to rebuild lives – FT
- Spillionaires: those who used BP money to get rich quick – The Times
- Salazar calls for international offshore standards – Argus
- Countries push risk-based rules on drilling – Reuters
- Eni seeks to ship Libya oil to Italy – WSJ
- No love lost in Libya for West’s oil firms – WSJ
- Toshiba re-examines nuclear targets – FT
- Siemens rethinks nuclear ambitions – WSJ
- Italy to cap solar incentives costs – Reuters
- World Bank warns of threat from biofuels – The Times
- What are ‘outsourced emissions?’ – The Guardian Read more

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