Archive | November, 2015

Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. But the political and financial winds are moving in the wrong direction for the industry, raising more “above ground” problems at a time that they can ill-afford it. Drilling oil and gas wells […]

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Oil Megaprojects Won’t Stay On The Shelf For Long

One casualty of the oil price downturn could be the megaproject. For years, as conventional oil reserves depleted and became increasingly hard to find, oil companies ventured into far-flung locales to find new sources of production. Extracting oil from these frontier areas required more advanced technology and a lot more capital: Ultra deepwater, Arctic offshore, […]

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes A Step Forward

For the first time in close to a century, mankind may be about to give serious attention to a technology that has the potential to be a true game-changer in transportation. Elon Musk famously proposed the idea of the Hyperloop a few years ago, and suggested it could be a revolutionary method for travel based […]

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Overseas living in Venezuela

NEW INDEX: LESS THAN 1 IN 4 VENEZUELANS FEEL SAFE WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT  The 2015 Prosperity Index finds that despite years of economic growth, people living in Latin America do not feel any safer Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica top the Latin American rankings for prosperity, while Haiti, Venezuela and Honduras come bottom Less […]

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