The 50 years under OPEC have been eventfulvia www.economist.com
First off, the cost of production for most producers is significantly higher than that. The easy, cheap oil is gone. That’s why we are drilling a mile deep for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. But the other reason that oil prices aren’t going down soon is because demand has been recovering.via www.consumerenergyreport.com
Sales intelligence firm Inside View has been gathering data about our economy and productivity during the World Cup. Globally, we’ve been a bunch of slackers over the past month. Around 80% of the world’s population has been watching at least some part of the games, which have been going on since June 11, 2010 and will continue until July 11.
This chart shows current worldwide illicit cultivation of opium poppy and production of opium; and current worldwide annual prevalence of opiates in population aged 15-64.
Beer is the world's third-most consumed beverage, losing only to water and tea in terms of popularity. And with nearly 148 billion liters produced, the people consuming all of this beer are as diverse as the beers they brew.