A Texas family has won what appears to be the first successful U.S. lawsuit alleging that toxic air emissions from oil and gas production sickened people living nearby. But there are no assurances the verdict against Aruba Petroleum will survive an appeal or lead to regulatory changes in Texas.
Every week, several readers ask me the question: “How can I transition into the oil & gas industry?” Each reader asks that question slightly differently though, because contrary to what you might think, not everyone is looking to become a petroleum engineer. Indeed, the oil & gas industry needs many types of professionals to deliver its products to end users, from finance experts to people with marketing skill sets.
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