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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Today's barrel scrapings include: Nigeria continues its struggle with illegal refineries costing them over $1 billion a month, letters published by the KRG gives us a sneak peek into how they are wooing Big Oil, and what obstacles lay before Israel in exporting the bounty of the East Med natural gas bonanza? See below for more... Al Jazeera: The looting and 'cooking' of Nigeria's crude The make-shift illegal refinery in the Niger Delta visited by Al Jazeera journos was likened to a high school grade project, although few could see the rusted pipes and naked flames flames just metres away from fuel sneaking past health and safety regulations in your average classroom.