Month: October 2014

Oil, Arab Spring, and Unforseen Consequences

In December 2010, analysts predicted a rise in oil prices when “Arab Spring” began with public demonstrations in Tunisia. As more countries joined the movement, it seemed like a safe bet. History shows that political instability in oil producing countries always

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The First Step in a Long Journey

I remember it well even though it occurred about 10 years ago. An oil and gas industry manager from West Africa said to me at the conclusion of our four-week petroleum industry management program, “Please find a way to help

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