R.I.P., Texas Oil – Here Comes the Sun

The modern petroleum industry was founded in 1901 in Spindletop, Texas, and the subsequent century of gushers made Texas a byword for oil worldwide. Today the Lone Star State imports more crude than it exports, and 21st-century oil has become a byword for jihad. Thus Austin, a city governed not by oil people but by picky tech geeks, is looking for a better way to live…

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