Energy Briefs

IN TODAY'S Energy Briefs: Shell gets conditional Arctic approval; CNOOC spill mystery continues; Citation forced into placement; Russia-China pipe dream over; Holloman keen to drill; Russia's economic woes; Eni considers Nigeria exit; Statoil find; Cuadrilla to appeal; GAIL hit with fine; Target raises; and Titan finds oil.


US President Barack Obama has removed one of the final obstacles to oil drilling in Arctic waters, granting Shell final permission to drill two highly controversial exploration wells.