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Judge overrules jury verdict, says BP liable

September 24, 2008
A Kansas judge says the city of Neodesha is entitled by law to recover the costs of cleanup and damage caused by an oil refinery, according to the Associated Press.
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Venezuela teams up with companies on natural gas investments

September 22, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Venezuela has signed accords with private companies from more than a half-dozen countries, launching a major push into natural gas projects that are expected to
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Chevron''s African unit to sell Nigerian business

September 19, 2008
According to the Associated Press Chevron Corporation''s African subsidy will sell its Nigerian downstream business to Corlay Global SA as part on an ongoing effort to shrink its marketing
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Race on to develop pipes to transport ethanol

September 17, 2008
Outside of the debate over how big a role ethanol will have as a viable U.S. energy source has been the lingering problem of transporting the biofuel, which can eat
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Rowan lands $175 million in rig contracts

September 12, 2008
The Associated Press reports that Rowan has received contracts to provide EnCana Corporation with four land rigs used in drilling for natural gas. The Houston-based company also said it is
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Chick-fil-A sues ExxonMobil

September 12, 2008 reports that Chick-fil-A has filed suit against ExxonMobil Corp. over groundwater contamination at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Coral Springs, Fla. According to the complaint, the sale of a Chick-fil-A store
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Regency Energy Partners to build new Louisiana pipeline

September 10, 2008
Regency Energy Partners LP on Tuesday announced a $1.1 billion expansion of its north Louisiana pipeline to provide a way for producers drilling in the Haynesville Shale formation to ship
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ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy join LNG project

September 8, 2008
ConocoPhillips Co. and Origin Energy Ltd. plan to create a natural gas business converting coal bed methane to liquefied natural gas. According to the Associated Press, under the terms of the
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Global joint venture to market products to boost oil and gas production

September 5, 2008
Chemical company Stepan Company said Friday it formed a global joint venture with Nalco Holding Company to market chemicals designed to increase crude oil and gas production from existing fields,
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Environmentalists sue California city over Chevron refinery plans

September 5, 2008
Environmentalists are challenging the Richmond City Council''s decision to approve Chevron Corp.''s plans to upgrade its Bay Area oil refinery, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. In a lawsuit filed
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