Monthly Archives: April 2011

More Neck than a Giraffe

Little wonder oil companies can appear aloof to the concerns of citizens when presented with rubbish like this: An investigation by a US civil rights group into the effects of the Macondo oil spill has found increased levels of mental … Continue reading

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Dudley Should Go

BP have their AGM today. As Upstream Online reports: One BP shareholder questioned whether [CEO Robert] Dudley was the right man to lead the company through its current travails in Russia, claiming he was “tarnished by the TNK-BP involvement” and … Continue reading

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Cherry Picking

The BBC reports on Russian president Dmitri Medvedev speaking about Yuri Gagarin: Space exploration remains a priority for Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev has said, as the country marks the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight by cosmonaut Yuri … Continue reading

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Ten Days in La Tania

I’m currently sat in a hotel in Paris, a city fooled into thinking April is summer. Last weekend I rolled in on a sleeper train from Mountiers, which is a town somewhere at the foot of a mountain which is … Continue reading

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