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November 11, 1994
Varco International Inc. said Thursday that it has reached a tentative agreement to buy a Scottish company for $9.5 million in cash. Varco, a maker of oil- and gas-drilling equipment, expects to complete the acquisition of Rig Technology in Aberdeen, Scotland, by the end of the month, said Richard A. Kertson, Varco's chief financial officer.
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November 11, 1994
Varco International Inc. said Thursday that it has reached a tentative agreement to buy a Scottish company for $9.5 million in cash. Varco, a maker of oil- and gas-drilling equipment, expects to complete the acquisition of Rig Technology in Aberdeen, Scotland, by the end of the month, said Richard A. Kertson, Varco's chief financial officer.
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June 2, 1999 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Most 80,000-pound big rigs thunder across the nation's highways, belching exhaust and sucking down gallons of diesel. Not Jesse Keller's rig. Keller has the wheel of what is billed as the country's only heavy-duty tractor-trailer powered with natural gas and electricity. The $500,000 truck emits virtually no pollutants and runs on half the energy needed by diesel-powered 18-wheelers. Eerily, the truck moves in near silence, giving off only a slight, high-pitched hum.
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April 19, 2011 | By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times
When a complex event sprawls out over months — an invasion, an election, a disaster — the struggle for a dominant narrative does likewise, publicly and sometimes painfully. Journalists and the public are fond of simple stories: an evil oil company recklessly cuts corners, kills 11 men, sends a multimillion-dollar vessel to the deep, and ruins the waters of an entire Gulf of Mexico. History demands more time and rigor. Few of the books that have been written about the BP oil leak that began last April 20 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig are good history, and time is the primary culprit.
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