Energy Blast – April 8, 2010

LUKoil, an occasional supplier to Iran with ‘significant exposure‘ in the US, will reportedly cease delivering gasoline to the country ahead of possible international sanctions.  The FT says the move has not yet been finalized.  Russia and Poland are poised to sign formalizing documents on a new long-term gas supply agreement in talks following Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Katyn memorial.  One of the deals resulting from President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Slovakia was an extended €300 million, five year contract, under which generator Slovenske Elektrarne will service and supply nuclear fuel for two power units being built by Russia’s Atomstroiexport.  India’s Essar Group will file for a $2.5 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange.  The Economist looks at potential approaches to British energy policy ahead of the upcoming elections.