At the World Gas Conference in Paris last month, Chevron chief executive John Watson highlighted the need for investors and stakeholders in prospective LNG projects to remain focused on the long-term goals ahead, warning them not to defer new developments due the anticipated wave of cheap US LNG.
There are enough tragedies reported in the pages of HCB, you might think, to make it unnecessary to follow the trend here, where we are supposed to consider ‘lighter’ matters. But still, we like to think that by learning from the misfortunes of others, whatever levels of stupidity or sheer bad luck they may display, will help us manage our own activities more safely.
Prison fulfils many functions: it keeps miscreants off the streets, it punishes them for their misdeeds, and it allows society to take a measure of revenge. It should also offer the change of rehabilitation – ideally, the prisoner should complete his or her sentence a better person. But that doesn’t always work…
We are constantly surprised at the limits of knowledge displayed by journalists in the non-specialist press. Not only do few seem to understand much about chemicals, but they often lack the curiosity to investigate
New corporate video showing about Emco Wheaton & TODO. See how they operate to provide their customers with their extensive product range, & the customer service they deliver. For more information on Emco Wheaton, visit www.emcowheaton.com.
Tank World 2014 saw 1,600+ attendees from across the Tank Storage industry, 50+ exhibitors, 30+ hours of free training workshops and one high-level strategic congress opened by the undersecretary of Ministry of Energy, UAE.
Maximising asset utilisation applies at all points in the supply chain, not least at the dockside, where vessel delays can cost a lot of money. A novel approach promises savings in terms of time, costs and emissions
There may be disagreement over the actual numbers, but industry groups agree that the global tank fleet is growing at a healthy rate, spurred by falling prices for new tanks and rising demand, especially in Asia
There are time – and 2008/9 was definitely one of them – when the sheer weight of market fundamentals brooks no argument, when there is just no way to keep on smiling and make believe the world isn’t collapsing. For younger readers, there was a foretaste of this in 1997, when the Asian banking collapse that was sparked initially in Thailand went on to decimate the Japanese economy and put the dampeners on South Korea’s unbounded optimism, with a ripple effect around the world as investors shouldered arms.