Chron Energy Items: 02.19.08

A few of the energy related items in the Houston Chronicle or on
Brazil says missing laptops have state oilfield secrets: Associated Press — Information stolen from Brazil’s state-run oil company was related to two huge new offshore petroleum finds, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said.
BP to invest $2 billion in Libya natural gas search: Bloomberg News — BP Plc, Europe’s second-biggest oil company, plans to spend $2 billion exploring for natural gas in Libya, a company executive said today.
Digest: BP plaintiffs press case against plea deal.
Former British bankers to learn sentences this week: Three British ex-bankers who admitted to bilking their former employer out of millions of dollars in a scheme with former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow are preparing to learn their punishment this week.
‘We are absolutely horrified’: Bloomberg News — Vasily Aleksanian, a former OAO Yukos Oil Co. executive who is dying of AIDS, is being held in isolation and handcuffed to a Moscow hospital bed 24 hours a day, his lawyer says.