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Council that granted fracking permit is controlled by the Conservatives


Isn’t it interesting that – even though they’re not supposed to vote along party lines on planning issues – the North Yorkshire planning committee that granted permission for fracking in Ryedale, by a majority of seven to four, is composed of seven Conservatives and four other members? 232 more words

Health

US oil price hits 2016 high

World oil prices rose Tuesday, with US crude striking a seven month high as traders expect data showing a decline in American commercial inventories and weigh production problems in Nigeria.  Read more here.

News

Oil. A view from the inside.

The trouble with blogging about the oil industry in a downturn is that everybody – including myself – yearns for that one news article that departs from 18 months of lay offs, collapsing investment, cancelled projects, idled rigs, perpetual oversupply, failed OPEC meetings, and every other piece of misery inflicted upon the ever optimistic among us. 417 more words

Oil

TransCanada ordered to clean up Keystone XL pipeline construction sites

The National Energy Board says it has ordered TransCanada Corp. to clean up sites that were developed as part of the Keystone XL pipeline project. 153 more words

Money

Nigeria: Buhari Blinks

Was it the wholly unexpected Q1 GDP contraction and imminent recession that sealed the deal? The accelerating depletion of FX reserves to a 10-year low?  Inflation jumping to a 6-year high of 13.7%? 283 more words

Macro

More Good Oil

We are very proud of our tutors. I’ll bet other institutions are proud of theirs too.

Oil

Queen Victoria

Franz Xaver Winterhalter  Oil  1843

Today we celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was born this day in 1819.  Sorry to the folks in Canada and Scotland that celebrated on Monday as a bank holiday.  558 more words

Art