Aberdeen grew rich because of North Sea oil. Since oil prices have dropped, unemployment has been rising. Many workers from the oil industry have lost their homes because they can no longer pay their mortgages.
Norway trumpets its low carbon footprint, but a new report says plans to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic will increase its emissions by half again - making a mockery of its Paris Agreement promises.
Venezuela might look bad right now amid protests, scarce food and political turmoil. But analysts warn the worsening debt crisis could greatly exacerbate the dire situation - and possibly force a regime change.
The cartel pumped more oil in July, boosting global supplies for the third month and casting doubt on OPEC's pledge to reduce production. But the IEA industry group hopes growing demand will take up the slack.
In an attempt to keep the price of oil above $50 a barrel, OPEC has extended the production cut for another nine months. The decision came at a meeting between officials of oil exporting countries in Vienna.
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