Era of cheap oil is over (repeat)

This is a re-run of our most read story in the past five years.

The fact that this article by Nick Ferguson is our most read story in the past five years is perhaps not that surprising. It is well written and about that ever intriguing topic -- oil. What surprised us, however, is that it generated so much interest without being particularly newsy -- at a time when everyone was focused on the still unfolding financial crisis and huge losses at banks around the world.

The story was generated out of a round-table in mid-December 2008, was written up during the first few days of January and then sat in our system for a couple of weeks as one of those time insensitive stories that can run any...

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