10 things you never knew about petroleum

From OPEC to American shale, from hydraulic fracturing to negative oil prices, from endless political debates to inventories, the fossil fuel industry never runs out of headlines. But the industry has some lesser-known goodies that might surprise even the most discerning connoisseur of the petroleum industry. In no particular order, …

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Missouri Department of Conservation names Wayne County Chris L’Heureux as Southeastern Regional Lumberjack of the Year

The Missouri Department of Conservation named Wayne County’s Chris L’Heureux as the Southeastern Regional Lumberjack of the Year. Its ability to harvest timber in a way that causes the least damage to the remaining resources on the site is “remarkable,” according to consultant forester William Riggle, who named L’Heureux. “Chris …

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NLWA hosts recycling exhibition

An exhibition in London has been launched to show the public what not to recycle. The exhibition was created by artist Mat Kemp for the North London Waste Authority (NLWA). It includes an army helmet, dolls, reading glasses and fairy wings, which Londoners have all been trying to recycle in …

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Ackman’s withdrawal could be a SPAC mood killer

A deal for Universal Music, yes, but not through the much-vaunted SPAC route. As has been widely reported, hedge fund titan Bill Ackman has abandoned his plan to take a stake in Universal Music Group through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). And the stumbling block was probably due to: …

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