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The Oil and the Glory

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The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Aug. 3, 2012 (Part I)

China's moment of coal truth: A question that has vexed us for some time is when we will witness an inflection point in ordinary Chinese ...

The Oil and the Glory

Will oil companies provide Kurdistan its de facto statehood?

Less than a year after the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq, Baghdad is losing a primary lever over independent-minded Kurdistan -- its grip on ...

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Houston, We Have a Country

How American oil companies have built their own fiefdom in northern Iraq.

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 27, 2012 (Part I)

A mountain-top take on the flood: If Montana is a microcosm of the world, one message to glean is that we are not in the ...

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The Last Free Oligarch

Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Fridman thought he could get away with crossing Vladimir Putin. He miscalculated -- badly.

The Oil and the Glory

The last free oligarch

No Russian oligarch has had a longer career stretch than Mikhail Fridman -- enfant terrible, tormentor of foreign titans and, according to Forbes, the 43d ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 20, 2012 (Part I)

Oligarchs in the Kremlin: For the last dozen years, we have seen ample evidence of Vladimir Putin's policy on Russia's oil and gas industry -- ...

The Oil and the Glory

Meet the winners and losers of the coming age of plenty

We are suffering whiplash: For nearly four decades, OPEC -- the cartel formally known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries -- has been a ...

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The Era of Oil Abundance

Meet the winners and losers of the coming age of plenty.

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