They were also charged with financial crimes stemming from a never-executed proposal to refinance some $4 billion in Citgo bonds by offering a 50% stake in the company as collateral. Maduro at the time accused them of "treason." They all pleaded innocence. … [Read more...] about Family of Jailed Oil Exec Asks for Venezuelan Leader’s Mercy
Is crude oil a commodity
At the same time, oil production would expand across California. Dozens of new oil wells would add to the 43 already in production in the state’s south. They’d be joined by new wells near Monterey Bay and San Francisco; and more new wells in the state’s north, near the chain of coastal redwood parks. More new wells would open off the coast of Washington or Oregon. … [Read more...] about Can Trump Open Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline to Oil Drilling?
New Delhi: Petrol price on Saturday crossed Rs 82-mark in Delhi and diesel surpassed Rs 72 a litre after eighth increase in rates in past nine days. Petrol price on Saturday was hiked by 24 paise per litre and diesel by 27 paise as hopes of a vaccine development led to a rally in international oil prices. Petrol price in Delhi rose to Rs 82.13 per litre from Rs 81.89, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies. Diesel rates went up from Rs 71.86 to Rs 72.13 per litre. This is the eighth increase in rates since November 20 when oil companies resumed daily price revision after nearly two-week hiatus. In nine days, petrol price has gone up by Rs 1.07 per litre and diesel rate has risen by Rs 1.67. Prior to the November 20 hike, petrol prices had been static since September 22 and diesel rates hadn't changed since October 2. Public sector oil marketing companies - Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd - revise … [Read more...] about Petrol price crosses Rs 82-mark, diesel above Rs 72 a litre
Every evening at 8pm and 8.15pm, two ferries leave the port of Naples and cut their way across the inky Tyrrhenian Sea to Palermo. The one that leaves second arrives first, at 6.45am, while the other docks at 7.30am, or thereabouts. We are always late booking travel for our annual summer trip to my partner’s hometown in Sicily, so take whatever we can get. And 45 minutes is unimportant when summer is before us. Also it means we can sleep longer in the cabin, we tell ourselves. Of course, we don’t sleep longer. We are up on the deck watching the day arrive and the port, with its backdrop of heaving mountains, get bigger. Our appetites grow, too, as we near the island, and for one thing – arancini. … [Read more...] about Why a plate of arancini means our summer in Sicily has begun – plus the recipe
Taylor is particularly adept at heightened set-pieces. Often these are night-time episodes, with extreme lighting, as though painted by Caravaggio: an assault by street thugs, foiled by fusiliers; a slave and her crying child in front of a glowing shop window. The novel's climax, a moonlit escape across the iced-over river, is the culmination of a story that appears sometimes to be told entirely in flashes of light and darkness. … [Read more...] about The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor – review