BP, solar, De Beers, Centrica

In this week’s podcast: Interim results from BP fail to please investors; solar power – how economic is it? We ask CEO of Canadian Solar, Dr Shawn Qu; diamond company De Beers gets a new chief executive; and, Centrica – what should we expect from its results? Read more

Energy subsidies in Pakistan are contributing to “severe supply problems” according to a report from the country’s Petroleum Institute.

Power consumption has grown by 80% over the last 15 years, but a failure to keep up with demand has led to crippling electricity shortfalls. Read more

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Uganda is planning to build only the second oil refinery in East Africa by 2015.

Following the recent discovery of 2.5 billion barrels of oil, Uganda aims to develop a refinery in Hoima, according to Fred Kabagame Kaliisa, permanent secretary at the energy ministry. Read more

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Greenland, mining costs, disintegrating oil companies

In this week’s podcast: Greenland – is oil exploration the key to economic independence? High oil and gas prices push up costs for global mining; and, we ask whether integrated oil companies have a future or will others follow ConocoPhillips, and split in two? Read more

Turkmenistan has started to sell gas to China through the world’s longest natural gas pipeline as it continues to develop an international export market for its vast energy reserves. Read more

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