Archives for March 2006
  • Nigeria's Daukoru faced questioning about the rebel violence in his country that has recently shut down a ...

    Nigeria's Daukoru faced questioning about the rebel violence in his country that has recently shut down a sizable portion of oil production. So what is the country doing to foil further kidnappings, p ...

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  • Access to OPEC ministers on meeting day isn't just for journalists. Analysts turn out in force, too. Crud ...

    Access to OPEC ministers on meeting day isn't just for journalists. Analysts turn out in force, too. Crude oil is hanging around the $60 a barrel level, but there's a cresting wave of oil built up in ...

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  • Looking for somebody to blame for the high price of oil? Energy analyst Johannes Benigni, managing direct ...

    Looking for somebody to blame for the high price of oil? Energy analyst Johannes Benigni, managing director of PVM Vienna, says don't look at OPEC. He fingers the refining industry for not investing e ...

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  • Today's press session is over. Thank goodness Donna Karen makes a fashionable sneaker a woman can wear wi ...

    Today's press session is over. Thank goodness Donna Karen makes a fashionable sneaker a woman can wear with slacks. The last time I stood around for hours waiting to sprint up three flights of stairs ...

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  • One writer told me that there is a moment on the day of every OPEC meeting when many journalists think to ...

    One writer told me that there is a moment on the day of every OPEC meeting when many journalists think to themselves, "This has got to be my career low point." I feel his pain, literally. It usually h ...

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  • Health nuts and poets and Aggies, oh my!

    Time to meet the oil ministers. They're in conclave on the third floor of OPEC headquarters, situated alo ...

    Time to meet the oil ministers. They're in conclave on the third floor of OPEC headquarters, situated along the Danube River. They're talking about very important things, of course. But they're not ju ...

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  • OPEC President Edmund Daukoru has said OPEC cannot cut production at today's meeting because of the geopo ...

    OPEC President Edmund Daukoru has said OPEC cannot cut production at today's meeting because of the geopolitical situation in the world. In other words, cutting production wouldn't help bring prices d ...

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  • OPEC members are almost all on the same page today as they prep to meet tomorrow. It's a vast change from ...

    OPEC members are almost all on the same page today as they prep to meet tomorrow. It's a vast change from a just a few short years ago when so many countries came to the table with different ideas abo ...

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  • The subhead to Hunter S. Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is ''A savage journey to the hear ...

    The subhead to Hunter S. Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is ''A savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.'' If the real American Dream is to live a life of comfort and mobility ...

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  • So far, OPEC looks unlikely to slash oil output at Wednesday’s meeting. The Saudis are against a producti ...

    So far, OPEC looks unlikely to slash oil output at Wednesday’s meeting. The Saudis are against a production cut and, generally speaking, what they say goes. It's not surprising given that crude oil's ...

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  • Across America, today's headlines will blare who got to take home an Oscar - that little gold guy who bri ...

    Across America, today's headlines will blare who got to take home an Oscar - that little gold guy who brings fame and fortune to those who win. But for decades longer than Hollywood has existed, anoth ...

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