Chron Energy Newslinks | 09.01.09 | The rules: new ones in Brazil, none for Chinese firms

• Valero takes carbon battle to the pump.

Baker Hughes’ $5.5 billion BJS deal could spark other takeovers, but at the very least it fills some holes for the bigger firm.

• How Shell won the fight for Libyan oil. It wasn’t just saying “please.”

• Do Chinese firms get to walk away from underwater derivative hedges?

• Brazil sets new oil rules, will use funds to fight poverty.

• Chevron claims judge in Ecuador environmental case took a bribe. The other side says Chevron regularly uses such tricks.

• Chavez says he’ll keep sending oil to U.S. As if he has a choice?

• Norway offshore oil production to drop 10 percent.

• Europe to phase-out standard light bulb. Germans start hoarding.
Protesters glue themselves to RBS energy trading floor.

• Happy Birthday oil, now please go away.

• Plains All American acquires remaining interest in Gas storage JV from Vulcan.