Energy Blast – Dec 11, 2009

Poland’s PGNiG and Russia’s Gazprom have finally come to an agreement on gas supplies through to 2037.  North Korea has signaled that it is ready to end its year-long boycott of nuclear negotiations with the U.S., Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea.  On the melting of Siberia’s permafrost and the havoc it is causing in Yakutsk (video).  A consortium of Shell and Malaysia’s Petronas have won the contract to develop Iraq’s ‘supergiant‘ Majnoon oilfield.  The FT has compiled a chart of salaries at the top levels of oil and gas companies.  The Economist writes on the US military’s search for clean technology.