February 20, 2013

Big Spring, Texas: Where 'Oil Is God'

Samuel James, Global Post

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BIG SPRING, Texas - Well before dawn every morning, Joey Goodwin drives through the worn streets of town picking up his crew of roughnecks - oil drilling rig laborers - before heading to work in the oil fields of the Permian Basin. As his rusty Acura bellows across a dark expanse of cotton fields, hundreds of oil rigs illuminate the horizon.

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Oil Supply Vulnerable 40 Years After Embargo
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