The last barrel ///

May 2015 will be remembered for two historically significant elections, one of them nationwide in the UK, the other in the Canadian province of Alberta. From an oil and gas point of view, one election went in the right direction (the UK), while the other contest (Alberta) went wrong. Cameron takes his place in history. For weeks leading up to the UK’s May 7 national election, the general media had predicted neither a Conservative nor Labour Party majority, resulting in a “hung parliament” that would require yet another coalition. They cited various polls to back up this outlook and stubbornly stuck to those numbers, right up to the closing of voting (and looking very foolish).

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