Energy Briefs

IN TODAY'S Energy Briefs: Bight hearings begin; North Sea swindler sentenced; Otto spruiks Alaska conventionals; movement in Romania; NuEnergy on track; Rey permit to shrink; Swift emerges; PTTEP sets MLNG timeline; Linc's debts; Canada gas outlook; Teck surprise profit; Husky sells; PEE purchase; ExxonMobil ups dividend; Ocean Rig's bargain; Lukoil development; Sino welcomes partner; Tap success; LWP shuts plant; BassOil looking; Tesla boom; and subsea team-up.

Great Australian Bight

A Senate committee has today begin examining plans by petroleum giant BP and others to search for oil in the Great Australian Bight, off the coast of South Australia.