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Greasy Palms Dept.: Congress To Repeal Oil and Mining Anti-Corruption Regulation

The same week former Exxon chief Rex Tillerson is expected to become secretary of state.

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Venezuela Is So Broke It Can’t Even Export Oil

Oil tankers flush with crude wallow adrift in the Caribbean, as cash-strapped PdVSA can’t pay the bills.

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Trump Brings the Keystone Pipeline Back from the Dead

With the stroke of a pen, Trump revives two controversial energy pipelines in a sharp reversal of Obama’s policies.

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Trump Expected to Tap Oil Chief As Secretary of State

ExxonMobil's CEO draws scorn from experts and lawmakers as Trump continues to build his cabinet of moguls and generals.

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Latest Wikileaks Dump Sheds New Light on Erdogan’s Power In Turkey

From indirect involvement with ISIS’s oil trade to free press crackdowns, the latest Wikileaks dump isn’t very flattering to Erdogan or his family.

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Trump Reaches Out to Central Asia, Looking For a Back Door to Russia

President-elect Donald Trump made his first overture to former Soviet Central Asia and may looking for ways to mend ties with Moscow.

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Amid Oil Glut, OPEC Finally Agrees to Curb Crude Production

Oil prices surged after OPEC announced a new production cut. But will it be enough to help the group escape the bottom of the barrel?

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Blowing Up the Islamic State’s Oil Company

The United States has dramatically stepped up attacks on the caliphate’s oil production. But to win this battle, it’s going to have to go scorched earth.

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