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Articles Steven Bodzin has written for magazines, newspapers and web sites

Texas Observer: The Lite Guv and the Frack Master

Find original here. Chris Faulkner brings his brand of bravado and lots of cash to the Texas Capitol. So, what’s he really after? CNN International host Richard Quest strides across the studio and extends his hand to his round-faced, goateed

Texas Observer: The Lite Guv and the Frack Master

Find original here. Chris Faulkner brings his brand of bravado and lots of cash to the Texas Capitol. So, what’s he really after? CNN International host Richard Quest strides across the studio and extends his hand to his round-faced, goateed

CJR: When scams make headlines

Full story available here. On September 15, 2011, executives of Arevenca, an Aruba-based oil company, and Avic Xac, a Chinese state aircraft company, signed the biggest oil deal in history in Madrid. The agreement promised $200 billion a year in

CJR: When scams make headlines

Full story available here. On September 15, 2011, executives of Arevenca, an Aruba-based oil company, and Avic Xac, a Chinese state aircraft company, signed the biggest oil deal in history in Madrid. The agreement promised $200 billion a year in

VICE: The Joker Broker

Read full story here. Originally published in VICE, print edition, September 2014. (Also available in Dutch, if that’s more your speed.) DOING BUSINESS WITH THE WORLD’S FOREMOST VENDOR OF NONEXISTENT OIL Arturo Díaz Jr. needed a buyer. He had turned 1,000

VICE: The Joker Broker

Read full story here. Originally published in VICE, print edition, September 2014. (Also available in Dutch, if that’s more your speed.) DOING BUSINESS WITH THE WORLD’S FOREMOST VENDOR OF NONEXISTENT OIL Arturo Díaz Jr. needed a buyer. He had turned 1,000

EIU: Quebec goes fracking

Original story here. Limited shale-oil exploration is likely to go ahead in Quebec, despite popular objections. Battles over drilling for resources held in shale rock tend to take a familiar course. Oil companies line up on one side; on the

EIU: Quebec goes fracking

Original story here. Limited shale-oil exploration is likely to go ahead in Quebec, despite popular objections. Battles over drilling for resources held in shale rock tend to take a familiar course. Oil companies line up on one side; on the

Mother Jones: Libertarians Plan to Sit Out the Coming Collapse of America…in Chile

Ken Johnson’s Jeep crests a ridgetop on a dusty track a few miles off the private tollway that connects Santiago and Valparaíso, Chile. He gets out, takes a swig of beer, and gestures at the hardwood forests rising up to

Mother Jones: Libertarians Plan to Sit Out the Coming Collapse of America…in Chile

Ken Johnson’s Jeep crests a ridgetop on a dusty track a few miles off the private tollway that connects Santiago and Valparaíso, Chile. He gets out, takes a swig of beer, and gestures at the hardwood forests rising up to

Monocle: Interview with President Sebastian Piñera

Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile As Sebastián Piñera approaches the end of his term as Chile’s president, he reflects on his proudest achievements, his belief that patience and compromise are crucial in politics, and looks forward to a life of adventure.

Monocle: Interview with President Sebastian Piñera

Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile As Sebastián Piñera approaches the end of his term as Chile’s president, he reflects on his proudest achievements, his belief that patience and compromise are crucial in politics, and looks forward to a life of adventure.

Economist Intelligence Unit: Mexico oil and gas, Hot potato

There are many recipes for bringing the private sector into Mexico’s oil industry, but few are palatable.Mexico’s president since December 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto, is moving ahead with his promise to bring private capital into that bastion of state ownership, the oil industry. A disappointing auction at a

Economist Intelligence Unit: Mexico oil and gas, Hot potato

There are many recipes for bringing the private sector into Mexico’s oil industry, but few are palatable.Mexico’s president since December 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto, is moving ahead with his promise to bring private capital into that bastion of state ownership, the oil industry. A disappointing auction at a