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Between a rock and a hairpiece

America’s oil industry sees no love in Hillary Clinton’s green agenda but fears Trump’s populist bluster

Hillary or the Donald? If you’re an oil and gas executive or lobbyist, the contest that looks likely to emerge from the US primary season offers a dismal choice. The industry has overwhelmingly supported the Republican Party in recent elections, and resoundingly backed the conservative Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Republican primary this year. (At the time of writing, Cruz still had a slim chance of overtaking Trump for the nomination.) But a Trump presidency is not how most senior oilmen would have envisaged a Republican White House. If his campaign is anything to go by, unpredictability would be its hallmark. If his downright offensive – not to say racist and divisive – primary-season p

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