Why don’t we use open source software development techniques in the energy industry? There’s an easy answer to that, of course. The current structure of competition is so heavily biased towards zero-sum game conceptions, between companies and between the corporate sector and host governments, that it would be hard to make happen. Ghana, or Yemen, more »
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Question: When is an oil company not an oil company? Answer: When it's a security contractor, a bank, a derivatives trader or manipulator of stock market value... The news this week that Heritage Oil was quietly advertising itself to those in the know as advisers to the new Libyan government, beginning with the advice that they, the Libyans, place private security operatives all across the oil fields, was hardly surprising.