The Federal Migration Service says its tax evasion probe into BP was not part of any “special actions” against the company. Former Unified Energy System’s power producer OGK-1 will be bought for $7 billion by Electricite de France and a Russian firm controlled by former UES executive Mikhail Abyzov. Apparently no other bidders came forward. WORLD ENERGY Royal Dutch Shell is working on a process to turn sugars into a synthetic petrol, rather than ethanol, as part of a joint venture with Virent, a US biotech business.
UK Energy companies cannot be charged a commercial price by the government for disposing of nuclear waste without “killing the prospect” of a new generation of reactors, says the government.