Mark Lammey

Business reporter at the P&J. Formerly online editor and deputy business editor at The Moscow Times.
Oil & Gas

In big win for Trump, US sanctions cripple Iranian oil exports

18/09/2018

Aggressive and undiplomatic, certainly, but also extremely effective. With nearly 50 days to go before new U.S. oil sanctions against Iran enter into force, President Donald Trump has already managed to crush the country’s petroleum exports, dealing severe economic damage to Tehran.

Asia

Record India diesel prices a pain for Modi as rupee tumbles

18/09/2018

India’s growth monikers -- the world’s fastest-growing major economy and the fastest-growing oil user -- might make for good headlines, but when juxtaposed with the less-flattering description of its currency they pose a problem for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Opinion

OPINION: Support growing for leaving rigs in place

17/09/2018

The Scottish Government’s backing for an ultra-deep-water decommissioning facility at Dales Voe in Shetland reminded me of a communication I received from energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

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