Energy Blast – July 30, 2010

Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Tatneft to begin ‘serious deliveries‘ of gasoline to Iran in a month?  Ukraine will be forced to raise consumer gas prices from next month due to demands, not from Russia, but from the International Monetary Fund. The demands are conditions of the IMF’s $15 billion loan to the country, which, Business Week says, was only necessary thanks to Russia’s earlier interventions and disruptions of Ukraine’s gas trade.  BP’s Robert Dudley may visit Russia next week, two years after he left amid complaints of ‘sustained harassment‘ by TNK-BP shareholders.  The Economist defends Tony Hayward’s $17 million pension pot.