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Palin wants to be Trump’s Energy Secretary… but doesn’t know what the job actually is

GOP maverick Donald Trump recently stated that he would love to host former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in his administration if he were elected. Palin, who is a supporter of what Trump is doing for the Republican party, responded by claiming there’s one position in particular she’d love to lead: the Department of Energy. “Energy is my baby,” Palin stated ...

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US oil producers thirsty for cash eye wastewater unit spin-offs

WILLISTON, N.D. – Some U.S. oil producers are trying to sell parts of their lucrative saltwater disposal businesses in a sign that cheap crude is already forcing cash-starved companies to sell assets so oil can keep flowing. Many oil companies rely on outside contractors, which tend to be small, privately-held companies, to inject the briny byproduct of crude production hundreds ...

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Falling gas prices put oil workers on edge

Despite making her commute to work every day cheaper, low gas prices put Port Lavaca resident Michelle Lessard on edge. “It helps because, of course, we’re not spending that much at the pump,” said Lessard, who works in Victoria. “But with our surrounding cities you know, if prices are going down, that means the economy is going down.” This week ...

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Two events for one future: Texas energy leaders to share strategy at Eagle Ford conferences

Even the Eagle Ford—which is bursting at the seams with oil— isn’t immune to the effects of the current low-price environment. Now more than ever, companies operating in the region need access to the latest intelligence coming from the field. Next month, thousands of energy industry professionals will converge in San Antonio for two world-class industry conferences. Hart Energy— an ...

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American adults get a D in science; 22% confuse astronomy and astrology

Americans get a D in science. So says the Pew Research Center, which issued a report Thursday on the state of the nation’s knowledge regarding some basic scientific facts. The public opinion and research organization quizzed a representative sample of U.S. adults on geology, physics and astronomy, among other topics. Out of 12 questions, the test-takers answered 7.9 correctly, on ...

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Oil prices dip, stock market rally stems losses

LONDON – Crude oil prices slipped on Wednesday amid a persistent oversupply of physical oil, but stock market gains globally helped to stem the losses. European shares rose in early trade, buoyed by an 8 percent jump in Japanese stocks and the prospect of more stimulus from Chinam soothing investors rattled by recent market turmoil. Yet concerns remained over the ...

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