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[UK] Backbench debate on cycling

The [UK Parliament's] Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 23 February 2012 on cycling.The Committee heard this was an issue of cross-party appeal and of topical public interest following the recent launch of The Times 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign.

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London’s new Routemaster buses – an interactive guide

Note the new London buses, as well as having an open
platform to the rear (at least when there is a conductor on board), are HYBRID. TfL
have been running a number of hybrids for some time now and it looks as though
this is to become the standard.

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New Airline Revenue Goes Beyond Baggage Fees

New York Times, 27 February 2012

Those fees for checked bags or in-flight meals? They are just the start. Now that airlines have realized how much money they can make by selling more than just a seat on their planes, they are coming up with all sorts of income-producing ideas — including selling flight interruption insurance and producing merchandise with their logos.

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January [World] Oil Supply

The Oil Drum, 24 February 2012

This post presents the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on crude oil and associated liquids production and price as of January 2012. This article is cross posted from Early Warning, where it forms part of a long-running series of articles that charts monthly changes in global oil supply (total liquids) from the EIA, IEA, and OPEC.

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Mexico’s January oil exports lowest since mid-2010

Reuters, 25 February 2012

Mexico's oil exports in January were the lowest since mid-2010 as the state-oil
monopoly diverted more crude to domestic refineries.

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Soaring oil prices will dwarf the Greek drama

The Telegraph, 25 February 2012

Behind the rictus grins, though, the gloves remain off, the rhetorical daggers still drawn. Having launched the biggest sovereign debt restructuring in history, Athens now faces the Herculean task of persuading holders of Greek bonds to accept a "voluntary" hair-cut. Enough of Europe, though. Despite the eurozone's overwhelming ability to set the tone in terms of global investor sentiment, other economic indicators deserve attention – not least the price of oil.

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Wyoming Doomsday Bill Advances In State House

Huffington Post, 25 February 2012

Wyoming lawmakers pushed forward legislation to explore how the state would respond if the country fell into economic and political turmoil.

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As Gas Prices Surge, Obama Defends His Energy Policy

New York Times, 23 February 2012

President Obama, confronted by the political perils of surging gas prices in an election year, on Thursday defended his efforts to wean the United States off imported oil, even as he conceded there was little he could do in the short run to ease the pain at the pump.

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Boeing reveals 55 Dreamliners ‘have potential problem’

Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 2012

Boeing said Wednesday around 55 of its flagship 787 Dreamliners "have the potential" to develop a fuselage shimming problem, but reiterated that the fault was being fixed. Shims are used to fill in space between parts and industry publication Flightglobal has reported that improperly joined pieces had caused "parts of the aircraft's carbon fibre structure to delaminate".

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7064. Mr M. McGowan to the
Minister for Transport


Could the Minister provide a
breakdown of the number of parking infringements issued at each of the
following train stations for the period 1 January 2011 to 30 November 2011:

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