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What will the Donald mean for energy?

Trump's energy policy is long on ambition, short on detail. The market and technology will remain the biggest drivers anyway

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington DC, sue a bunch of his critics, build relations with Russia and a wall on the Mexican border, and turf out millions of undocumented immigrants. He's minded to start a trade war with China. It could be a bumpy few years for the US and the world. Many American oilmen cheered the Donald's victory - especially those who share his scepticism about climate change. But the contours of his energy policy are still uncertain. In spite of round the clock campaigning for nearly two years, including speeches at two separate oil and gas conferences, he never fleshed out much of an agenda. In the weeks after his election, his tra

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