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Recent articles by Sam:

Europe is set to ramp up its oil war against Russia — and markets are bracing for more disruption

It is thought that the EU's forthcoming embargo on Russian petroleum products will be both more complex and more disruptive than what has come before. → Read More

More than 13,000 Nigerian residents take Shell to court over oil spills

A combined 13,652 claims are asking Shell to take responsibility for the loss of their livelihoods. → Read More

Oil giant Shell posts highest-ever annual profit of $40 billion

The extraordinary scale of the industry's earnings has renewed criticism and sparked calls for a Big Oil windfall profit tax. → Read More

Norway's gigantic sovereign wealth fund loses a record $164 billion, citing 'very unusual' year

Norway's sovereign wealth fund on Tuesday reported a record loss of 1.64 trillion kroner ($164 billion) in 2022. → Read More

Big Oil poised to smash annual profit records — sparking outcry from campaigners and activists

Energy giants are expected to use their windfall profits to reward shareholders with higher dividends and share buybacks. → Read More

Norway’s fossil fuel bonanza stokes impassioned debate about how best to spend its ‘war profits’

Norway's skyrocketing oil and gas wealth is expected to climb to new heights this year, igniting an impassioned debate about international justice. → Read More

Argentina and Brazil are discussing plans for a common currency — analysts can scarcely believe it

Argentina and Brazil are in early talks to create a common currency, as part of a coordinated bid to reduce reliance on the U.S. dollar. → Read More

Bank of Japan defends yield curve control measures, intends to stick to ultra-easy monetary policy

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday defended the central bank's decision to widen the trading band in its yield curve control program. → Read More

Irish premier hopeful of post-Brexit trade talk breakthrough — but ‘we’re not there yet’

Irish premier Leo Varadkar on Thursday said there has yet to be a breakthrough over Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trade rules. → Read More

Greta Thunberg says Davos elite are prioritizing greed and short-term profits over people and the planet

Thunberg said it was "absurd" that the world seems to be listening to Davos delegates rather than those on the frontlines of the climate emergency. → Read More

Top pharma CEO says Covid likely to become endemic, urges investment in pandemic preparedness

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan made clear that world leaders must learn from the coronavirus crisis to be in a better place for future pandemics. → Read More

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy tells Davos supplies of Western tanks must outpace another Russian offensive

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday said the supplies of Western tanks must outpace another Russian attack. → Read More

IEA chief expects Russia to lose the energy battle, sees major difficulties for Moscow's exports

IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol's comments come shortly after an independent analysis showed that revenues from Russia's fossil fuel exports collapsed in December. → Read More

John Kerry says thawing U.S.-China tensions could make a huge difference to climate fight

The U.S. and China formally resumed stalled climate talks with China late last year following a meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping. → Read More

‘Big Oil peddled the big lie’: UN chief slams energy giants for ignoring their own climate science

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday condemned fossil fuel giants for ignoring their own climate science. → Read More

World must abandon Cold War mentality, China's vice premier tells Davos

China's Vice Premier Liu He said that the world "needs to abandon its Cold War mentality" and seek to strengthen international cooperation. → Read More

IEA chief lauds U.S. Inflation Reduction Act as most important climate agreement since Paris accord

Speaking on the same panel, Occidental Petroleum CEO Vicki Hollub described the IRA as one of the most transformative bills in the world. → Read More

Market environment was one of the worst imaginable in 2022, insurer Allianz says

The CEO of Allianz said the German insurer proved to be "very resilient" through what he described as one of the worst environments imaginable in 2022. → Read More

OECD chief says China’s reopening ‘overwhelmingly positive’ to help tackle global inflation crisis

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann on Monday said China's reopening is "overwhelmingly positive" in the global fight to tackle surging inflation. → Read More

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht resigns amid Ukraine war backlash

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has resigned amid Ukraine war backlash. → Read More