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"We're definitely counting on a comeback"

Dec 16, 2020
That's what the president of Mississippi-based Golding Barge Line says he's hoping for in the new year.
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Midland, Texas, and the oil industry prepare for a change in power

Nov 9, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden said he does not want to ban fracking outright, but producers in Midland are nonetheless preparing for more regulation.
Midland, Texas, is ground zero for fracking, an issue that's come under fire from environmental activists in recent years.
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Mexico's new president has an ambitious goal: end massive fuel imports from the U.S.

Dec 12, 2018
Mexico's new president wants to end massive fuel imports from the U.S.
Aerial view of an oil complex called 'Cantarell' of Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), in the Gulf of Mexico, off Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche State, Mexico.
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Mississippi River basin gets D+ grade

Nov 2, 2015
The report cited failing infrastructure and concerns about water security.

100 uses for petroleum – and counting

Dec 18, 2014
Maybe we should be asking what isn't made from a barrel of oil.

A circular argument: How cheap oil affects tire prices

Dec 18, 2014
If oil prices fall, will tires cost less? The answers are far from black and white.