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Liam Denning

A Winter Break For Oilfield Services

The jump in oil prices will be a boon to U.S. contractors.

Donald Trump had a habit of ending his campaign rallies with the Rolling Stones’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Someday we’ll all understand why. One slice of America to which the lyric certainly didn’t apply, however, is the oil and gas business.

This year, Christmas came before Thanksgiving in the oil patch -- and not merely because a fossil-fuel-friendly president was elected on November 8.