I am a London, UK-based financial journalist and oil & gas sector analyst. Apart from being a freelance writer, I am a regular columnist for Forbes and write my own oil & gas blog - Oilholics Synonymous Report. I commenced my career in 1997 with internships at several newspapers and CNBC ...
Despite there being copious amounts of crude oil on the market, and global inventories being well over the 2.7 billion barrel five-year average deemed as a balanced level, it is astonishing how many in the trading community continue to place long bets on the short to medium-term direction of West Texas Intermediate and Brent futures either side of the Atlantic.
Nearly 8,000 Brits holidaying in the Greek island of Kos face travel disruption after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the region, close to neighbouring Turkey, late on Thursday (21 July), resulting in two deaths and injuries to 200 people. Several injuries were also reported at the nearby Turkish resort of Bodrum. The two fatalities were said to be nationals of Sweden and Turkey, who are yet to be identified.
Many entrepreneurs and company directors opt for serviced offices and desks, but often shy away from London's most iconic buildings fearing high costs. However, new research conducted by office space comparison website LondonOffices.com suggests landmark London locations, while still pricey, might not be as costly as some would fear.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".