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Put your trust in foreign parts

Did you know that energy markets have a lot in common with football? Yes, I believe that Premiership football in England shares more than a little with, our gas industry, for example. And the ultimate conclusion is that we need to change our attitude towards both. Just as UK football has opened the door to widespread foreign entry from Russia and the Middle East, so too has the gas market. The former may be seen as a good opportunity for foreign investors, while the latter is nothing less than a necessity for our own businesses and homes.

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Chemicals Book Column: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

I’ve just finished a great book, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” by Paul Torday. What’s the relevance to the chemical industry. Nothing much really, only it has • Middle East interest • The unbridgeable gulf between techie experts and inept management • Corporate and political scheming • Fish Other good books I’ve read recently with […]

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