Oleg Deripaska’s power generator EuroSibEnergo has had an optimistic first half with losses decreasing on the back of higher prices. The Moscow Times reports on how tumbling European demand has seen Gazprom orient its energy towards Asia. US authorities have granted oil major Royal Dutch Shell two crucial permits which have allowed it to move closer to its goal of drilling for oil in the Arctic. The Telegraph reports that nuclear disaster site Chernobyl has had to close its door to tourists after prosecutors alleged that the profits on tours were not being allocated towards the ongoing clean-up operation. The New York Times has a review of the new book by Daniel Yergin, ‘America’s most influential energy pundit’.