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3 September headlines
UK seeks extra electricity ahead of ‘uncertain winter’
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages. The firm, which runs the supply network, said it was accelerating an emergency plan asking providers how much more electricity they could provide to fill a possible shortfall. BBC.
Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a US energy company misled the public when it made unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of fracking and claimed a gas shortage put the UK close to catastrophe. Guardian.
Business groups call for decision new airport runway
By eliminating ‘Boris Island’ from his list of possible contenders for UK airport expansion, Sir Howard Davies has created an impression of momentum towards the construction of a runway somewhere else around London. Financial Times.
Halliburton pays $1.1bn to settle Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawsuits
Halliburton, the American contractor that worked on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle most of the lawsuits over its role in the Gulf of Mexico spill. The settlement is dwarfed by the still-spiralling fines BP faces over the disaster in 2010. Telegraph.
Propane made with renewable process for the first time
A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time. Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied natural gas, has previously only ever been produced from fossil fuels. Guardian.
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