The day was a long time in coming. For many months now, world oil production has remained essentially flat and world oil exports have fallen while world oil prices just climbed and climbed. Poor country after poor country was priced out of the market and world oil stockpiles started to […]
Press Pass: Soft Complex
The old adage declares that “music is life.” For the gentlemen of D.C. band Soft Complex, that holds especially true.
Helen Thomas: Iraqis Wrangle Over Their Oil Reserves
WASHINGTON — Iraq’s politicians are trying to figure out how to share the country’s oil wealth, estimated to be the second or third largest petroleum cache in the world.
The Peak Oil Crisis: Approaching The Cliff
Last weekend across southern South Dakota the pumps went dry. Gas terminals from Sioux Falls to Yankton to Sioux City were empty. “There is simply not enough fuel coming down the pipeline into the delivery system” said a BP station owner. Eventually the tankers were sent to Nebraska to find […]
Dowd on Drinks: Scotch That Acts (And Tastes) Its Age
NEW YORK — With the United Nations building looming in the background and busy ships plying the adjacent East River, the whisky maker from Wick, Scotland, was soaking in his first visit to the United States.
As a pet owner and someone who takes a great interest in animal protection issues, I am pleased to report that the House passed legislation this week to ban the barbaric practice of animal fighting.
Dowd On Drinks: Non-Alcohol The Toast Of Town
Put away the mugs, goblets and shot glasses for today. I’m adding a new element to this column, occasionally reporting on non-alcoholic drinks.
The Peak Oil Crisis: CERA Week 2007
If you are in the energy business then “CERAWeek,” a convention in Houston put on by the energy consulting firm Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), was the place to be last week. Attending this “world renowned event” were some 1,600 “CEOs, sheiks, professors, analysts and energy decision makers,” who paid […]
Dowd on Drinks: Let The Spirits Soar
When you have an industry that has shown nothing but growth in this century, everybody wants to get into the act.
Dowd on Drinks: The International Ownership Game
As consumer preferences increasingly favor the spirits segment of the adult beverage industry, to the detriment of beer sales, there is increased interest in gaining control of quality brands that sell.