Our top 10 survey this year had 37 news stories suggested as candidates for the biggest events of the year in the oil business.
There’s certainly not a lot of consensus out there: 24 of those 37 stories got 1st place votes. We’ve never had a distribution like that in the five years we’ve been running this survey. Unlike last year, when Macondo stood out among all the events of 2010, or 2008, when the march to almost $150 crude and its subsequent post-Lehman Brothers collapse dominated the news, 2011 had a lot of things going on. But it didn’t have that one signature story that everyone talked about, which is kind of surprising when you think about it.