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Jury Sides With BP in Pollution Lawsuit

January 8, 2008
According to the Associated Press, jurors recently sided with oil giant BP Corp. North America Inc. in a pollution lawsuit filed by the city of Neodesha seeking to recover the
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Atwood Gets Chevron Contract for New Rig

January 8, 2008
Atwood Oceanics Inc. said recently that it will lease a semisubmersible offshore drilling rig set for construction to Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. for at least three years, the Associated Press
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Gunshots Fired Near ExxonMobil Site In Nigeria

January 8, 2008
Gunshots were fired outside ExxonMobil Corp.''s main oil export terminal in Nigeria recently, according to the Associated Press. No injuries were reported. Oil operations at the Qua Iboe terminal in
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Alaska Makes LNG Deal

January 8, 2008
Energy companies ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corp. reached an agreement with the state ensuring there will be adequate supplies of natural gas for years to come in southcentral Alaska, Gov.
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Exxon, Murphy Oil sue Canada

November 8, 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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Chevron seeks dismissal of Ecuador environmental lawsuit

November 8, 2007
Chevron Corp. has filed a petition in Ecuador Superior Court to dismiss an environmental lawsuit filed against the company, alleging judicial and attorney misconduct and governmental interference, according to the
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Cambodia eyes onshore oil prospect

November 8, 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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Chevron wins partial dismissal in Nigerian case

May 24, 2007
A federal judge recently threw out a racketeering claim against Chevron Corp. filed by Nigerians who claimed the oil company conspired with the military and police to gun down demonstrators
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Budget cuts cited in deadly plant blast

October 30, 2006
According to the Associated Press, internal documents show that budget cuts and a lack of leadership contributed to significant safety problems at BP PLC''s Texas City plant, the site of
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Dow CEO blames energy costs for job loss, may move more jobs overseas

October 30, 2006
According to the Associated Press, runaway energy prices are pushing manufacturing jobs in the chemical industry overseas, the head of the world''s second-largest chemical company says. Andrew Liveris, chairman and
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