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Railroad commission collects millions from oil and gas fines

21/12/2016

The Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s oil and gas regulator, collected nearly $20 million in fines from the oil, gas and pipeline operators in 2016, according to the commission’s year in review report released Tuesday.

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Canadian scientists fill the void left by protectionist politics

21/12/2016

Dec. 21, 2016 came as a shock to the scientific community as protectionist sentiment swept across the world - spurring Trump’s presidential victory and Brexit. Scientists have historically relied on global collaboration to progress their field; sharing knowledge is vital to creating breakthroughs. And so experts hope that this can continue - in spite of major political changes.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November

19/12/2016

Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Oil men take Washington and signal dawn of new US energy era

14/12/2016

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court broke up John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil in 1911, the energy industry has been at loggerheads with the federal government. Now it is the government -- or may be if Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson is confirmed as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state.

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