Energy Weekly

In this week’s podcast: We are mostly in the UK this week – first we look at estimates for shale gas, then we ask the question, who is going to pay for the £200bn needed to upgrade the ageing energy infrastructure, and then we consider the prospect of onshore oil and gas with Anthony Lobo, head of UK oil and gas at KPMG. We end the show in France with Total and we ask Anish Kapadia, director and senior research analyst at Tudor, Pickering, Holt and Co, what we should expect from an investors meeting coming up on Monday.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with David Blair.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: How quickly can Libya return to a pre-war production level of 1.6m barrels of oil a day? Zimbabwe and the fight between the government and mining companies over indigenisation laws; and, the eagerly expected promise of oil and gas in Greenland fails to deliver.

Presented by David Blair with Javier Blas, William MacNamara and Vincent Boland.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: Former chief executive of BP, Tony Hayward, strikes his first deal at the head of his new investment vehicle, Vallares; after the failure of one of the largest solar panel producers in the US – we ask Jeremy Leggett, founder and executive chairman of the solar equipment company, Solarcentury – is this a signal the sector is in trouble? and, Chinese energy company CNPC is poised to win the first oilfield to be tendered in Afghanistan for a decade.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Vincent Boland and Pilita Clark in the studio in London and Matthew Green in Islamabad – interviewed by Serena Tarling.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: Exxon’s deal with Rosneft puts an end to BP hopes for drilling in the Arctic; Spain’s largest oil producer Repsol is kept in check by two large shareholders; and shale gas – is it a low-carbon solution for the UK?

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Vincent Boland and David Blair.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: Libya – as the end to the conflict approaches, oil companies get ready to return to production; mining giant BHP Billiton reports record results; and, delays in deforestation permits by the Indian government could prove costly to Essar Energy.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Javier Blas, William MacNamara and David Blair.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: Why oil demand is slowing worldwide; how the commodities market is echoing the 2008 financial crisis; and Germany’s utilities are starting to feel the impact of the decision to stop nuclear power.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer, with David Blair and Javier Blas. Produced by LJ Filotrani.

 

In this week’s podcast: Local people in the south of England campaign for a nuclear power station – we talk to MP for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins, about the plant at Dungeness; plans for wind turbines in the sea off the Normandy coast spark renewed opposition from anti-wind groups across Europe; and, bumper results from the world’s miners as high commodity prices boost earnings but cost pressures are mounting.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with David Blair, Pilita Clark and William MacNamara.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

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?

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Vincent Boland, Pilita Clark, William MacNamara and David Blair.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

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?

Presented by David Blair with William MacNamara and Vincent Boland in the studio in London and Sylvia Pfeifer in Greenland.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We talk to former speaker of the California state assembly and founder of G24 Innovations, Bob Hertzberg, about the UK’s white paper on reforming the electricity market; we look at Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard’s announcement on carbon pricing; and, we discuss the possible takeover of mining company Macarthur Coal by US-based Peabody Energy.

Presented by David Blair with Pilita Clark and William MacNamara.

Produced by LJ Filotrani