When it Comes to Methane Emissions, the Oil and Gas Industry Isn’t the Worst Offender

People tend to equate man-made energy infrastructure with climate change—oil wells are seen as heavily polluting, for example, although windmills get a pass as clean and green. Pastures of grazing cattle don’t evoke the same sentiment, despite the fact that cattle are easily the world’s largest emitters of methane, a major cause of global warming.

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Property boom of variables

Otago’s property boom ranges from recovery to crisis, to speculators, inflated prices, hard-pressed first home buyers and visions of affordable housing subdivisions. Business reporter Simon Hartley takes a snapshot from Colliers Internationals’ annual property review, with Colliers’ Dunedin-based associate director Dean Collins.

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The Crude Crash Has Created Oil’s Technological Superpowers

Falling oil prices which started in late 2014 have highlighted an increased emphasis on the cost of producing oil, particularly from shale oil formations in the U.S. With 50 percent of U.S. oil production coming from U.S. shale, analysts initially estimated breakeven prices for shale oil operations to be at $75 per barrel, then lowering those estimates to $50 per barrel, and now, in some core regions, breakeven prices are as low as $30-$35 per barrel.

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How to dispute a rent increase

If you are facing a huge increase in rent, you’re not alone. Apartment rental rates have skyrocketed across Kuwait even as summer approaches. Though most apartment dwellers have not seen salaries rise, landlords are looking for ever higher returns. Some landlords even ignore the five-year rule and raise rents against the law. Many tenants are ignorant or unsure of what to do, but a growing number of both local and expat tenants in Kuwait are not ready to give up without a fight.

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