How safe are energy companies? And how well prepared are they in case of an emergency?
These questions will take centre stage again today as BP’s outgoing chief executive Tony Hayward appears in front of the UK’s energy select committee. Read more

Sheila McNulty

The oil spill and resulting moratorium and tighter regulations on the oil and gas industry may now be a drag on the US gulf coast region, but analysts say the longer-term impact is likely to be new business. Indeed, several already see the need for their expertise in the region. Read more