So, overnight, the world has another 29 billion barrels of oil after Iraq decided to upgrade its proven reserves from 114 billion to 143 billion barrels based on new evaluations of West Qurna and Zubair fields in the south. That’s pretty much an entire year of global demand right there. Although the details are a more »
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Questions over the efficacy of international transparency mechanisms crop up in the most unexpected places – no really! In this case in an almost unbearably smoky bar in Berlin two weeks ago. Having recently moved to the city I was intrigued to learn that an annual gathering of Azerbaijani civil society activists was taking place on my doorstep over the weekend.