Month: January 2018

Business, Energy, Gas, Oil

Top 33 shale oil producers need extra 8.3 BUSD to balance 2018 cash flows at 60 USD WTI

By Rystad Energy A selection of the top 33 shale oil producers need USD 8.3 billion of additional funding on top of USD 2.4 billion debt refinancing in a 60 WTI price environment to meet a […]

Business, Electricity, Energy, Government

LORDS WARN OF BREXIT THREAT TO UK’S ENERGY TRADE

Brexit puts the UK’s current frictionless trade in energy with the EU at risk. This is amongst the findings from the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee’s report Brexit: energy security, published today. The EU is a key […]

Business, Law, Lawyers

Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster?

  By Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King.   The use of cash retentions is commonplace in the construction industry. Some £3 billion of retentions remain outstanding in the UK construction industry at any one time. […]

Business, Energy Trading, Europe, European Union

The SPIMEX Gas Exchange: Russian Gas Trading Possibilities

The sale and purchase of Russian gas in the post-Soviet era have been dominated by the need for Gazprom, the dominant player, to sell to consumers at a regulated price. Since 1998 other producers, known […]

Business, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Focus Oxford LLP announces intention to merge with Punter Southall Aspire

  Focus Oxford LLP, an award-winning Oxford-based independent financial advisory firm, has announced its intention to merge with Punter Southall Aspire, a leading UK workplace pensions and savings company, which is part of the Punter […]

Business, Energy, Gas, Oil, Oil Field Services

DELAYED PROJECT SANCTIONS IN 2017 MORE THAN DOUBLE THE 2015-16 COUNT

Rystad Energy  A flurry of delayed final investment decisions (FIDs) during the final quarter of 2017 led to an encouraging industry statistic: delayed projects sanctioned during 2017 more than doubled over the combined count in […]

Travel

A third of UK cyclists claim they’ve been victims of road rage

Over half of UK cyclists have experienced road rage from drivers One in three admit they experience road rage regularly Over a half of cyclists believe drivers have no patience on the road     […]

Art, Lifestyle, London, Opera, Paris

Notes on getting a job as an opera singer

By Nicholas Newman Here is a list of useful links about getting a job as an opera singer. Key qualities needed by an opera singer “Great personal performance in audition.. well groomed and presented. Good […]

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Technology, Travel

Oxfordshire M40 to get new noise barriers

Work on a highly anticipated £3.5 million plan to cut traffic noise for many people living along a section of the M40 in Buckinghamshire has begun. Highways England is installing new noise reducing barriers at […]

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review by Nicholas Newman With its glittering set, fairy-tale transformations and stage wizardry, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is perfect for bringing the magic of the festive season to the stage – small wonder that this tale […]