BP oil spill

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- Industry thrown into turmoil
- Companies feel effects of Macondo disaster
- Opportunities west of Shetland
- Ice thaws on Canadian oil sands projects
- Huge prize lies under pristine Arctic wilderness
- Shale extraction technology leads to oversupplied market
- Two different disasters will have profound effects on US energy policy
- UK suffers from legacy of North Sea gas abundance
- Plant power seen as only viable long-term alternative to petrol Read more

Kiran Stacey

As the big guns of the oil industry gather in London this week for International Petroleum week, talk has been largely of two things: the effect of Middle East unrest on the oil price and how to improve its reputation, especially after Macondo. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In the last two days, we have had two new and similar accounts of the way in which BP’s corporate culture was to blame for the Gulf oil spill.  Read more

If anybody understands the difficulties of doing business in Russia it is BP chief executive Bob Dudley. in 2008, as head of the TNK-BP joint venture he had to flee the country in a bitter dispute with BP’s Russian partners.

So why is he now upping the ante - expanding its commitment to Russia with a separate $16bn tie-up with Rosneft, the state-controlled oil group? The answer is oil – the Arctic reserves at the heart of the deal could for the embattled group be a new North Sea.

Oil companies have to go where the oil is. And there is plenty of oil in Russia.

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Kiran Stacey

Now we’ve all had a day to digest the 300+ pages of the National Commission’s report into the BP oil spill, it’s worth taking a look at what the reaction has been from the wise old heads of the print and online media. Read more

Sheila McNulty

The US oil and gas industry feels slighted by the fact that the presidential oil commission’s report raises questions about the safety of deepwater drilling generally. Read more

Kiran Stacey

As we saw from Ed’s list of the main recommendations from the National Commission into the BP oil spill, they were pretty much what we were expecting from the overnight reports. But a few interesting pieces of information arose from the press conference. Read more

Ed Crooks

Here is the list of the National Commission’s main recommendations following the BP oil spill. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The final report has been published, and you can find it here. You can also watch the press conference live here.
Our latest analysis can be found here. And we will be bringing you regular updates as this story unfolds. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The National Commission looking into the BP oil spill will present its final report today at 3pm GMT (you can watch it live here). So what can we expect it to find? Read more