January 2009

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HPIn Europe: Oil products and a great machine swerved us off course?

The local car firm, Volvo, is in crisis. It can't sell the gas-guzzling SUVs it's been making since being bought by a US car maker. It's a reminder that what people and companies do with the internal ..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The local car firm, Volvo, is in crisis. It can't sell the gas-guzzling SUVs it's been making since being bought by a US car maker. It's a reminder that what people and companies do with the internal combustion engine makes a big difference to the impact oil industry products have in people's lives. Making my point nicely, the first word of the Emergency Legislation to Rescue the Auto Industry has this second landed in my mailbox from the US House Speaker's Office, via a fellow journalist. Oil industry shareholders may have benefited from a certain reckless abandon by US vehicle manufacturers, but many are suffering as a result of it. First, however, a moment of nostalgia. Earlier mode

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