Stories tagged with oil industry

The Russian dimension of Trump’s Venezuela sanctions

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 26, 2017 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

When he announced sanctions against Venezuela Friday, President Donald Trump exempted CITGO Petroleum, the American subsidiary of the country’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela.

Tillerson would bring a portfolio of conflicts to State post

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 13, 2016 at 7:49am   |   0 Comments

Donald Trump draws closer to Moscow with his naming of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state.

Markey wins Democratic primary for MA Senate seat

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 1, 2013 at 7:32am   |   0 Comments

Rep. Ed Markey won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts Tuesday, defeating Rep. Stephen F. Lynch.

MA Senate race would be a multi-million-dollar affair

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 5, 2013 at 6:08am   |   0 Comments

The most nation’s expensive Senate race last year took place in Massachusetts, where more than $81 million was spent in the high-pitched contest between successful Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown.

Muckety mover - J.R. Ewing switches allegiances

By Muckety   |   August 16, 2010 at 9:18am   |   0 Comments

Muckety up

On the nighttime soap opera Dallas, J.R. Ewing Jr. was a ruthless oil baron.

The actor who played him, Larry Hagman, is now a pitch man for solar energy.

Hagman is the spokesman for SolarWorld, a German manufacturer of solar panels.

With fellow actor Ed Begley Jr., he also serves on the board of the Solar Electric Light Fund, a nonprofit that provides solar power and wireless communications to poor communities around the world.

Hagman concedes that a modern-day J.R. would probably still invest in oil, but he would also place bets on alternative energy.

In a recent SolarWorld ad, he takes a shot Sarah Palin’s pro-oil refrain.

“Shine, baby, shine,” Hagman says.

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