Energy Blast – Aug 12, 2011

A UK facility that would use landfill to generate gas may not go ahead, stumbling over questions of government subsidies.  Two BHP Billiton coal mines in Australia will be subject to strike action this weekend.  Output at Vietnam’s Dai Hung oilfield nearly tripled yesterday to 11,600bpd.  The FT discusses the latest IMF analysis report on global oil prices, which argues that the impact ‘is not as large as previously thought’.