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Oil prices go down again as supply nears storage limits: More complexities at play now.

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Pop Quiz

Here is a pop quiz for those who make their living from the oil refining business.

Question #1
The refinery that provides you with your salary/consulting fee/taxes/contract payments processes 75,000 barrels of crude oil (12,000 m3) per day. 1,893 more words

Age Of Limits

'Sustainable' housing

The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington

17 March, 2015

Dear Editor:

What a breath of fresh air from Dave McArthur (CSN 9 March).  The use of the term ‘sustainable’ has not become standardized and usually reflects ‘green washing’.  53 more words


2015.03.16 tempests and teapots

I turned on a TV and found the local public station in pledge-drive mode. For some time now, they’ve ditched the way they used to do this, which was putting on some kind of extra bonus special programming to attract viewers and request support while they had, they hoped, a higher viewer count than usual. 1,153 more words

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Charts du Jour, 18 March 2015: Shale and Seneca's Cliff

In the words of the Roman philosopher Seneca:

Increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was musing on the accelerated rate of decline and fall of empires a couple of thousand years ago.

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