In late May, methane-rich air suddenly poured out of an oil platform far into the North Sea, taking by surprise two employees and oil firm Total. ShippingWatch and EnergyWatch cover the minutes that could have proven fatal.
Two people could reportedly have been killed at Danish gas field Tyra in the spring, when methane seeped into the atmosphere during a drilling. Operator Total deems the leak "highly unusual" and admits the company was too slow to report the event.
After Vattenfall last year lost the rights to operate Berlin's power grid, the Swedish utility has offered the state of Berlin a takeover of Stromnetz Berlin, which has operated the city's grid for the past 20 years.
Offshore ship operator BW Offshore has decided to liquidate a subsidiary with a floating production facility that has been without work for a long period of time. The ship's value is expected to be impaired to zero.
In the short term, the influx of many new competitors will cost money, Centrica Energy Trading admits. But in the long run, this will strengthen Denmark's energy trading segment, says director, adding that new contenders are far from a threat.