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Brazil evaluates size of big oil find

April 21, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that the chief of Brazil''s state-run oil company said recently it would take up to three months to evaluate the size of what could be
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Rohm & Haas in Saudi acrylic acid joint venture with Tasnee

April 21, 2008
Chemicals maker Rohm and Haas Co. said recently it formed a joint venture with Tasnee Sahara Olefins Co. of Saudi Arabia to produce 250,000 metric tons of acrylic acid, beginning
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Venezuela to Split With US Partner

April 16, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Venezuela wants to replace Exxon Mobil Corp. as its partner in a U.S. oil refinery partly controlled by its state-run oil company, the oil minister
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Venezuela to Split With US Partner

April 10, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Venezuela wants to replace Exxon Mobil Corp. as its partner in a U.S. oil refinery partly controlled by its state-run oil company, the oil minister
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Brief Fire Hits Exxon Refinery in SoCal

April 7, 2008
Fire damaged part of an Exxon Mobil refinery recently but no one was injured, the Associated Press reported.The blaze erupted at 8:30 a.m. in a unit called the hydrotreater and
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Venezuela Sends Chalmette Oil to China

March 31, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Venezuela is rerouting oil to China that had previously been sent to a U.S. refinery co-owned by its state oil company and Exxon Mobil Corp.,
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Venezuela Eyes New Tax on Oil Companies

March 26, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Venezuela will soon impose a new tax on oil companies aimed at recouping a larger share of their rising profits, President Hugo Chavez said recently.The
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Farm Bill Attracts Fertilizer Lobby

March 24, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the main trade group for the fertilizer industry spent nearly $900,000 lobbying in 2007, fielding issues related to the farm bill and energy legislation.The Fertilizer
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Russian Police Visit BP Offices

March 24, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Russian police visited offices of BP PLC and its joint venture recently in what some commentators saw as a possible part of a state-orchestrated campaign
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British Judge Rules Against Exxon Mobil

March 20, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that a British judge ruled against Exxon Mobil Corp. recently, tossing out an order to freeze $12 billion in assets belonging to Venezuela''s state oil
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