The short answer to Bernard's question about Oxy is that they bid too high. They were the minority partner in a field with Eni, Sonangol, CNOOC and Kogas ... and they lost.
The rest of the final post in the Iraqi oil series is going to be held up for a bit. The reason is left for an exercise by the reader, but it is a good one. The worst case scenario is that you will see it here fast.
This month begins a horrendous travel month during which I will go from Boston to Los Angeles to New York to Tulsa to Shamrock TX to Burlington to New York to Miami to Atlanta to home and my wife!!! (Who will be visiting me in both New York stops, thank the Lord.) France was much more fun. Oddly enough, I'm really only looking forward to the Tulsa-Shamrock bit of the trip, although I will enjoy smoking cigars in New York and Miami with my hermanos if I get the chance.
As someone who has a great affinity, even a love, for both Britain and France (maybe it's a color-combo thing, or a losing land wars in Asia thing, or some else ... thing) I present you with the following:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Sarkozy Visits the U.S.|
I eagerly await the Ranter's informed commentary.