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  • Goldman Sachs Winding Down Coal And Uranium Trading

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  • Keystone Of Little Benefit To U.S. Says Obama

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  • BHP And Rio Tinto Call For International Carbon Price

    Published 13 November 2014 | viewed 5,333 times

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  • BHP Billiton To Export US Oil Without Permit

    Published 05 November 2014 | viewed 5,697 times

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  • Enbridge Records $80 Million Loss This Quarter

    Published 05 November 2014 | viewed 4,521 times

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  • BHP To Sell US Shale Assets, Expects $5 Billion Gains By 2017

    Published 01 November 2014 | viewed 7,364 times

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    Published 29 October 2014 | viewed 4,378 times

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