New Year’s 2014 gift: LPG price hike

2014.01.14 The parties, honking trumpets and “Happy New Year!” well-wishes have barely ended and already we are hearing shocking news from the state-owned oil and gas company, PT Pertamina, that the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas will be raised by 57 percent, or Rp 3,959 per kilogram, starting January 1st. This policy, of course, has…

WalMart – the face of inequality in America?

2013.12.12 America’s biggest company WalMart has been in the news a lot in the past few days – but perhaps not for the reasons they’d like. First, they blamed a poor sales performance in the last quarter on America’s new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, claiming that it was forcing people to spend money…

Ana Shell visits Philippines to discuss gasification project

2013.08.14 On August 14th, 2013, the Department of Agriculture (Philippines) held a business meeting with Ana Shell, owner of  the Fund known as the ’Territory of Shell’, and NRGLab Company (Singapore) in conjunction with Atty. Emerson U. Palad, Undersecretary & Chief of Staff of the Department of Agriculture (Philippines), Manuel Jose C. Regalado, Deputy Executive…