I have always thought that awareness is the foundation of good management practice. However, information in the form of news and analysis is not automatically converted into good findings and hence into good practical and optimal solutions. Unfortunately, in our country, what prevails is the inertia of “stability” understood as status quo reproducing itself, with the lack of analysis of costs and benefits and proactive management on a public and corporate level, rather than the employment of catching-up and breakthrough policies.   Let’s try and read through the news from last week that we cover in our newsletter.   The first item is that margins in processing costs between refineries in America and Europe and the rest of the world have decreased. Markets globalize and integrate.   The second is