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Bush On $4 Gas: “I Hadn’t Heard That”

Huffington Post, 28 February 2008

During a White House news conference Thursday morning, President Bush said the country is not headed into a recession, noting that the government has acted "robustly." His view of the economy, however, is far more chipper than that of many economists, who fear the country is entering a recession (or may even already be in one. In fact, when asked by a reporter about what advice he'd given

Oil could reach $300, says expert

Arabian Business, 28 February 2008

Oil prices could top $300 per barrel within the next five years, according to one industry expert. Matthew Simmons, chairman and founder of specialised energy investment banking firm, Simmons & Company International, said the current highs of $100 per barrel are "cheap".

Boffin: Coconut jumbo is millstone in disguise

The Register, 27 February 2008

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Europe's biggest stinks association, has weighed into the biofuel debate. RSC chief Dr John Pike, in a statement issued today, criticised current and near-future alternative fuel technologies and characterised carbon offsetting schemes as "bogus".

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT TO FUND LARGEST U.S. STUDY ON AIRPORT POLLUTION IMPACT

February 2008

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted today to fund the largest study in the nation examining toxic sources of pollution attributable to airport operations and the impact on nearby communities. The vote authorized the hiring of an independent expert, Jacobs Consultancy, to conduct the $2.15 million study starting in June at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

RAILWAY LINES נREPORTED INJURIES- 21 Feb.

5628. Hon Simon O’Brien to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure: (1) How many reported injuries occurred in 2005 on the following railway lines,

WHITFORDS TRAIN STATION נCAR PARKING FACILITIES-21 Feb.

51. Hon RAY HALLIGAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure: I refer to question without notice 546 of 28 June 2007 and ask — (1) Is the provision of additional feeder bus services and new east-west services to train stations in the northern corridor being considered in the context of the 2008-09 state budget? (2) If so, which additional services are being considered? (3) If not, why not?

MULTIPURPOSE TAXIS- 19 Feb.

5646. Hon Simon O’Brien to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure: My question relates to multi purpose taxis (MPTs) operating in the Perth metropolitan area, and I ask — (1) How many MPTs are currently operating?

ROAD RULES נKEEPING TO THE LEFT- 19 Feb.

5716. Hon Nigel Hallett to the Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Police and Emergency Services: (1) Under what circumstances is it an offence for a motorist to remain in the right hand lane in a dual carriageway?

Another Peek at the Plateau

Wall St Journal, 27 February 2008

Deutsche Bank’s oil team is jumping into the swirling peak-oil debate, arguing that steep decline rates in existing oil fields will make it all but impossible for producers to break beyond a 100 million-barrel-a-day ceiling.

Mexico’s Cantarell oil output slides further

Reuters, 26 February 2008

Crude oil output from Mexico's huge but aging Cantarell offshore field fell again to 1.243 million barrels per day in January, the lowest average monthly output level in several years, the energy ministry reported on Tuesday.

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