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Analysis of BP refinery case finds problems in Indiana permit process

December 10, 2007
An independent analysis of the regulatory process Indiana used to approve a permit boosting pollution discharges from BP''s Whiting, Ind., refinery into Lake Michigan concludes that the permit fully complies
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U.S. natural gas in storage grows

November 26, 2007
The Associated Press reports that natural gas in storage in the U.S. grew last week and is about 8.7 percent above the five-year average for this time of year. The
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Gunshots fired near ExxonMobil site in Nigeria

November 12, 2007
Gunshots were fired outside ExxonMobil Corp.''s main oil export terminal in Nigeria on Monday, according to the Associated Press. No injuries were reported. Oil operations at the Qua Iboe terminal
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New emissions in BP air permit application

November 5, 2007
According to the Associated Press, BP''s refinery would emit more lead, sulfur dioxide and particulates but less carbon monoxide and other pollutants under a revised air permit it is seeking
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BP to relocate Chicago employees to Houston

October 22, 2007
BP plc notified its 3,300 employees in its suburban Chicago offices that many could be laid off, and many more could be headed to Houston, bizjournals.com reports. According to Reuters
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Cambodia eyes onshore oil prospect

October 12, 2007
The Associated Press reports that the Cambodian government has formed a body to manage the country''s Tonle Sap lake basin, which is thought to contain onshore oil and gas reserves.
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Exxon, Murphy Oil sue Canada

October 1, 2007
The Associated Press reports that ExxonMobil and Murphy Oil plan to sue Canada for breaching the North American Free Trade Agreement by permitting Newfoundland to require them to spend millions
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Three dead after North Sea accident

September 24, 2007
Three crewmembers have died after an accident aboard a rescue vessel on the North Sea, the Associated Press reports. The men were working aboard the Viking Islay—a 53-meter (174-foot) rescue
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Settlement ends first BP explosion trial

September 18, 2007
The first trial stemming from the deadly explosion at BP PLC''s Texas City refinery ended in a settlement recently, according to the Associated Press. The trial over the 2005 accident—which
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Storm disrupts Texas refineries

September 14, 2007
Oil prices rose recently as Hurricane Humberto disrupted refineries along the Gulf Coast, bizjournals.com reports. Several Port Arthur refineries, including Valero Energy Corp.''s 325,000 barrel-per-day facility and Motiva Enterprises LLC''s
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