Chron Energy Newslinks | 08.05.09 | Safety breakdown and a roaring grouse

Unions pullout of refinery safety talks with oil industry.Talks had stemmed from proposed worker fatigue and process safety standards that followed BP’s Texas City blast.

UK offshore safety incidents hit a record low

OPEC cut in September unlikely: “…I don’t think there is a need to do anything,” said one of the delegates, who declined to be identified. “The market is OK.” Clearly the guy wasn’t a Saudi.

Energy, manufacturing bellweather Caterpillar sees longer term success amid the storm.

Much love for Marcellus: Anadarko and Chesapeake are willing to go in for the Pennsylvania plays.

Peak Oil’s the wrong answer: A rebuttal to this piece from EIA saying peak is past pending.

$14 gasoline means Walmart will die: A review of “$20 per gallon.”

Clean coal group hired lobbyists who put out faked anti-climate change letters.

The grouse that roared: Possible endangered listing of prairie grouse could be a problem for wind turbine installations.

Cameron’s profit drops less than expected.

BP and Verenium start cellulosic ethanol joint venture in Fla.

Former UK energy minister calls for an ‘interventionist’ approach to secure supply.