Notes From The Editor Posts

Editorial: Rumours Of Wars
Published: 2013-09-10
"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."Matthew 24:6 As the dust settles after a tense G20 Summit in St Petersbu...
Editorial: $150 dollar oil and Syria
Published: 2013-08-27
Flash.point /‘flaSHpoint/- The lowest temperature at which a volatile material can vaporise to form an ignitable mixture in air.
"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt." Mark Twain (1835-1910) Depending on the source, between 500 and 2000 lie dead amidst the to and fro of skirmish, retaliation and reprisal in the capital of the Arab R...
"Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it."Lao Tzu (6th Century BCE) News reaches us that the tiny Gulf state of Kuwait has discovered a new oil and gas field in the west o...
"When people lose every...
"Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas."– Paul S...
Editorial: emissions clampdown
Published: 2013-06-25
"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun." Ralph Nader (1934- )
Editorial: smoke on the Bosphorus
Published: 2013-06-04
It seems the unrest that has rocked the Middle East has spread to Asia Minor as clashes across Turkey rage into a fifth day.
Editorial: Grecian bounty
Published: 2013-05-28
"By hook or by crook this peril too shall be something that we remember" Homer, The Odyssey
"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives" Lakota Proverb
"If you open up a barrel, don't be surprised if people turn up with fish and a couple of shotguns"W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
As the drillbits and dryholes screech out the end of Easy Oil, is it time to begin revelling in the era of Easy Gas? Whilst we are burrowing several miles beneath the seabed at thousands of pounds per square inch...
"Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion" Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Editorial: the Cypriot bail out
Published: 2013-03-19
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
" All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind." Aristotle Thus spoke the great polymath, as he sat imparting his musings as Royal Tutor for the King of Macedon. An unpaid job apparently, but not without the o...
"In India, I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it, inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything, but possessed by nothing" – Apollon...