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    The shale oil introduction in the oil market has made a gigantic impact in terms of the supply, demand and prices. This evolution might affect the major players in the market for the short and long run. However, there are a number of crucial factors that affect this advance process in extracting shale oil. First, the break-even price for United States’ shale oil is from 30$ per barrel to 90$ per barrel. In contrast, Saudi Arabia crude oil break-even price is 10$ per barrel according to financial times. Second, the advanced technology that is used in shale oil has high capital cost, threatening most shale oil producer in the short term. Therefore, the role of Saudi Arabia should not be analysed in isolation of the evolution of shale oil…

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    The Odyssey

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    The Odyssey, a Liberian flagged oil tanker operating in the North Atlantic, exploded and broke in two, catching fire as it sailed from Sullom Voe, Shetland Islands, nearby the coast of Scotland, to Come-by-Chance, Newfoundland. Just before the tanker burst, it was travelling through 44 mph winds and 25 foot waves (Reuters). The ship was built in 1971 (Reuters) by the Diamond Port Shipping Corp of Monrovia, Liberia. Its length overall was 275.00 meters and the beam was 43.00 meters (Cedre).…

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    BP Oil Spill

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    British Petroleum took a massive hit to public image, brand name, and to the overall prosperity of the company, following the oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. The spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mississippi River Delta, at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Facility (Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill). Since this horrific incident, which basically crippled the company, they have been employing numerous tactics to try to recover from it. There are two categories in which one can place…

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    bitumen and has the consistency of tar (R. v. Syncrude Canada Ltd.) A bird’s feathers are aligned in such a way that they keep water from soaking between them. When a bird becomes oiled their feathers will separate altering their original waterproof alignment. Due to the matting of the bird’s feathers water will now be able reach the birds sensitive skin and could potentially lead to hypothermia (International Bird Rescue, 2015). Another adverse affect of oil on the birds is that their natural…

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    darkness as a metaphor to symbolize connections in our everyday life. I disagree with Michael Clark who suggests Baldwin uses all the metaphors to support childhood in the story. The author makes numerous connections with the motif to not only represent childhood, but also every stage of life. Baldwin uses the repeating metaphor of lightness and darkness to represent good and evil, adulthood, and relationships between family members. Baldwin uses lightness and darkness in his story to display…

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    to Ibn Al-Haytham, the accepted principle for optics originated from the Greeks and stated that the eye gives off light itself to produce images of objects . However, Al-Haytham considered situations in the real world that simply didn’t agree with the Greek findings, such as why objects like the moon can’t be illuminated from great distances. Al-Haytham formulated that the eye is instead a receptor of light, and that light is dispersed and diffused in geometric patterns. This is one of the…

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    obsession’s desperation for the written word. However, the second stanza signifies a shift in preoccupation, towards the librarian, whom is observed by the speaker as having ‘sad’ eyes, as she finds herself experiencing a tormenting ordeal resulting from the chaos of the library. Corresponding to the shift in the second stanza, there is an establishment of a dark atmosphere progressing within the library as the innocent librarian witnesses an atrocious act committed by a seemingly insane man.…

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    The implied lines of the pebbles helps create the shape. The negative space of the hole is what helps the artist create the circles around it. The pattern is the repetition of the pebbles going around in a circle. The shape helps the rhythm because of the repetition of the pebbles. The predominate light value is balanced between light and dark. The light value transitions are gently modulated. The contrast is created through value and color. The contrast of the dark hole and the white pebbles…

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    Paragraph 1 With a p- value of 0.059229 between our red light treatment and our green light treatment, we fail to reject the null hypothesis and reject our alternative hypothesis because the value was higher than 0.05. Our alternative hypothesis was that red light would be more effective than green light on the rate of photosynthesis and our null hypothesis was that the color of light would not affect the rate of photosynthesis. Without enough evidence to support the alternative hypothesis, we…

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    My Dreams

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    silky wind. There was a pale light that sparkled through the trees as they danced in the wind. There was no noise other…

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