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Opinion: What can we expect from today's OPEC meeting? - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

The industry is waiting expectantly for the OPEC meeting in Vienna today, at what is proving to be an interesting time for oil and gas. Despite a …

BP creates more than 500 North Sea jobs - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

BP has today renewed its commitment to the North Sea – by announcing the creation of more than 500 jobs.<p>It comes as the oil giant completed a “once …

Which is the cleanest city in the world?

Fines, public humiliation and citizen action – every city has a different way of dealing with urban cleanliness. But is it community clean-ups or strict municipal laws that have the most success in making a city spotless?<p>Definitions of cleanliness can, of course, be very different across the world. …

Urbanization

Desalination: The quest to quench the world's thirst for water

The average Briton uses 150 litres of water a day; the average American gets through 570 litres of the stuff. The world is getting thirstier and the …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Business School

Oil dips after weak Chinese trade data

Global benchmark Brent crude oil for March was down 10 cents at $57.70 a barrel by 0748 GMT (2.48 a.m. EST) after rising as high as $59.06 earlier in the session. U.S. crude was at $51.87 a barrel, having hit a session high of $53.40.<p>Prices dipped as China's trade performance slumped in January, …

Oil

BG Group delays Lake Charles LNG decision

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BG Group's share price rises as Egyptian government repays $350m debts

BG Group's share price jumped this morning on the back of news that the Egyptian government was repaying outstanding debts of $350m (£233m).<p>The …

Oil rout gives Exxon and Shell reason to buy rival 'sisters'

Low oil prices could be the catalyst for another round of consolidation among the industry's powerful 'seven sisters'<p>First there were the “Seven Sisters”, a term coined in the 1950s to describe a cabal of the world’s biggest international oil companies (IOCs), which at that time controlled the …