It is with great sorrow that MEES informs its readers of the death of Ian Seymour, its first Editor-in-Chief, after a long illness. Ian was the world’s foremost oil journalist throughout the second-half of the 20th century, providing unparalleled coverage of Opec ministerial meetings with precise analysis and comprehensive interviews with key Opec players. A coverage that includes the period in the early seventies when Opec member states assumed control of their oil industries, a...