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- Observations of the Sixth Annual DUG Conference
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- Sunoco's Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Delayed?
- How Local Drilling Regulations May...more
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Introduction; Chapter 1 - The Maturing Market for Shareholder Activism in Canada; Chapter 2 - The Year the Music Stopped – The Precipitous Decline in SOE Investment in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector in...more
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- Risk Service Structure Becomes a Little Less Risky for Russian Offshore Operations
- UK's Labour...more
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1. Introduction -
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