Energy Blast – July 20, 2010

TNK-BP, infamous for its often fraught shareholder dealings, has created a Council for Interaction with suppliers and contractors to regulate its activities and create forums for dialogue.  Russia’s industrial safety watchdog has drawn up a blame list, comprising the names of those whose negligence may have caused an explosion at the Raspadskaya coal mine in May.  This Forbes blog entry speculates on the political situation in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, and whether upheavals could lead to Bashneft and Tatneft, the oil firms of these regions, coming under Russian state control.  ‘How do we expand the clean-energy revolution in a time of long-term fiscal constraints?‘ This will be a key question for the countries meeting in Washington to discuss the future of clean energy, says the New York Times