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CommentWire
CommentWire

British Energy: battle lines are drawn

The spat between bondholders and shareholders has been initiated by UK hedge fund Polygon, which is fighting British Energy's [BGY.L] proposed restructuring plan. Although Polygon's arguments have some credibility, they are destined to fall on deaf ears. Support for the restructuring is widespread and will not be swayed by Polygon's efforts.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

British Energy: a chilly nuclear winter in store

Following a recent run of bad news, things have not improved for British Energy, as outages have left only one of the company's plants operating at full capacity. The reactor problems are likely to have wider-reaching implications too, as the impact of the outage reverberates through the UK energy industry, with both short- and long-term consequences.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

British Energy: a bigger short-term lifeline

With power selling for less than the cost of generating it, British Energy's future remains in doubt; the lifeline only prolongs its survival for another two months. Security of supply and the safety of nuclear power production are paramount for the government but time is running out. A long-term solution must be achieved soon, or BE could go the same way as Railtrack.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2002
Expert View
Expert View

British Energy's acquisition would facilitate future nuclear build

The UK government is planning to divest its stake in British Energy. Consequently, a number of UK and European energy players have expressed an interest in buying the utility, as its assets can be used for future nuclear build. Although the acquisition may result in market consolidation, the real result would be increased electricity generation capacity and a greater security of supply in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2008
Expert View
Expert View

British Energy sale to be increasingly protracted, but EDF remains in driving seat

The sale of British Energy is set to become increasingly protracted following rejection of a GBP12.4 billion bid from Electricite de France, as part of a joint venture with Centrica which was looking to acquire a 20-25% stake. While Electricite de France remains well placed to acquire the assets, Centrica's role could now be in danger.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2008
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Expert View

British Energy sale remains a political priority as nuclear credibility questioned

The UK government's sale of its stake in British Energy looks set to become increasingly protracted. While EdF remains the strong favorite to acquire the assets should a sale proceed, a potential minority stake for Centrica would play well politically. Without successful completion of a sale, British nuclear credibility will remain in question.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2008
Expert View
Expert View

British Energy - out of the frying pan...

Having been forced to sign a letter of credit from the government in 2003 to remain solvent, British Energy (BE) was obliged to sell forward 96% of its total output to the end of this winter. With the company contracted to continue selling its power at the low prices of the time, rising wholesale prices and underproduction have left BE selling at a large deficit and in ever deepening trouble.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Brinkmanship in Kiev and Moscow can only last so long

In stark contrast to their 2006 gas dispute, Ukraine's political leaders bear as much responsibility for the current standoff as their Russian counterparts. Although Kiev perhaps believes that it is in the country's best interests to continue delaying an agreement, such tactics are already eroding support for its situation in Western capitals.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

BPAmoco: out with the old, in with the new

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

BP: UK bioethanol plant could fill a niche in the market

UK-based global oil titan BP has stated that it plans to build a bioethanol plant in the north of England. On the one hand, as UK biofuel producers are currently working significantly below capacity, such a large investment might seem misplaced. However, as the BP plant will be refining bioethanol, which is not produced on an industrial scale in the UK, the company may find a niche in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jul 2007

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