Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Kiran Stacey

With two private equity groups having pulled out of the bidding, Toshiba is closing in on a $2bn deal to buy Landis+Gyr, the world’s largest smart-meter maker by revenues. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Wednesday has been an important day for the nuclear industry, especially in the UK. Read more

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev at a news conference May 18They should have done their homework. That’s the view of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on the collapse of the BP-Rosneft deal. And it’s hard to fault his conclusion, delivered at a mega press conference on Wednesday that was broadcast live. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation, has left the country for Tunisia, in what is being called by the Libyan rebels and the British foreign office a defection. Read more

FT Energy Source

- BP under fire as Russia deal collapses – FT
- BP frozen out of Arctic deal – FT
- BP investors furious after Rosneft fiasco – The Times
- Dudley and BP set for tough questions – FT
- Some BP investors relieved – WSJ
- Svanberg should fall amid Russian retreat – The Times
- BP playing for high stakes were nothing is straightforward – The Telegraph
- Sunday summit to secure TNK-BP buy-out – FT
- United front in face of fears for TNK-BP – FT
- BP: all is not lost in Russia – FT Lex
- BP’s defeat puts Arctic oil trove back in play – Bloomberg
- Shell CEO stresses interest in Russian Arctic – WSJ
- Wildcat strikes spread in Iraq as BP lifts first oil cargo – The Telegraph
- $35bn Alaskan pipeline scrapped amid shale boom – FT
- Senate blocks bill to end Big Oil tax breaks – NY Times
- Libya’s oil head Shokri Ghanem has ‘defected’ – Dow Jones
- UK agrees tough carbon targets – FT
- Fukushima reactors will be stable by January, insists Tepco – The Guardian
- China forced to ration electricity – FT
- Colombia Ecopetrol stake sale to start this year – WSJ
- Enel’s €2.5bn coal conversion plan blocked – FT
- Anger at Treasury plans to tax oil platform helicopters – The Times
- OMV shares slide on capital raising – FT Read more