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Review: Congo’s problems run deeper than oil

November 21, 2014

Virunga Park sits on top of reserves and between hostile states inhabited by warring militias. A new documentary casts UK oil firm Soco as the park’s top threat. Unethical exploiters are just one symptom of a nation whose institutions are too weak to assure economic stability.

Review: Frackers needed long view to make history

By Christopher Swann
November 8, 2013

The revolution in U.S. energy came from an unlikely source, “The Frackers” shows. While deep-pocketed giants like Chevron gave up on shale, tiny drillers like George Mitchell and Harold Hamm persisted. True leadership triumphed over short-term shareholder value.