A Single Cyber Attack can Cause up to over $60b Loss for the US Economy

Attacks on control systems for critical infrastructure have risen by more than 250% over the past four years in the US, as web linked communication systems have proliferated and nation-states seeking geo-political and economic supremacy added to the incidence of amateur hacking. Of all the critical infrastructures targeted, power grids have become the ripest target […]

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Where is the Industrial Gases Mega-merger Trail Heading?

The global Industrial Gases industry has been dominated by about 5 major players controlling more than 70% of the market.Recently, strategic business alliances have begun to augment the already heavily consolidated market towards further market consolidation. In early 2016, the number of players shrunk to four when Air Liquide acquired Airgas. Now, Praxair and Linde […]

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No Business Sense: Caspian Pipelines Will Cost 5 Times Others And Suffer Loss Of 25% Revenue

Central Asia is fast becoming a region of strategic importance because of large reserves of natural gas being discovered here and prospects of vital pipelines catering to the needs of both western and oriental worlds.  To be more precise, the country which drives this importance is Turkmenistan with its fourth largest reserves of natural gas […]

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Fracking in Mexico: Challenges and Key Success Factors

Pemex plans to increase shale activity in the next few years, budgeting over $575m in 2014, highlighting some 200 shale gas opportunities in five geologic provinces in eastern Mexico, and opening up the bidding process for drilling shale fields. It aims to attract as much as $1t in energy investment to exploit Mexico’s shale oil […]

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Fracking: Where Will Latin America Be Without It?

Latin America, which holds approximately one-fourth of the world’s recoverable shale oil and gas reserves, is poised to reap the benefits of the North American shale revolution between now and 2025.  Ranked by shale reserves, the five largest countries in Latin America are: Argentina (802 tcf) Mexico (681 tcf) Venezuela (167 tcf) Colombia (55 tcf) […]

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Fracking Fever in Colombia

In Colombia, shale potential is mainly present in three of its 23 basins: the Middle Magdalena Valley (MMVB), Llanos, and Catatumbo basins, amounting to a total shale gas reserve of 55 tcf. Potential shale formations are also believed to exist in the Caguan-Putamayo, Cesar-Rancheria, and Eastern Cordillera basin. So far, shale exploration has been predominantly […]

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Boston Strategies Targeting Significant Emission Reduction

BSI has committed to reduce its carbon footprint per revenue dollar for fiscal year 2015 by 63%. This follows a 21% reduction in absolute carbon emission during 2014. As a consulting firm we do not emit any carbon through manufacturing or conversion itself, which constitutes ‘Scope 1 emissions’ according to the standard guidelines of GHG […]

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