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Worsening security makes restarting Nigerian oil wells risky

Just before the Saudi meeting, a group calling itself the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) attacked a Royal Dutch Shell floating production and storage vessel 65 miles off the Nigerian coast and knocked 200,000 barrels a day offline for five days. That episode brought the total disruption in Nigerian production in June close to a million barrels a day, which analysts say is a big reason crude prices climbed above $145 a barrel.

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U.K. Takes Softer Tack In Dealing With Russia

The U.K. has its own diplomatic problems with Russia. U.K. oil company BP PLC is fighting with its Russian joint-venture partner.

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BG opens new front in Origin fight

BP has been looking at Origin's data, and Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron have been named as possible partners.

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Virgin set to sever ties with Nigerian venture

Virgin Atlantic's criticism echoes accusations made by other companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, which also accuse the new government of tearing up contracts signed under the previous administration.

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Origin Energy on the defensive as BG Group turns up heat over bid

Origin, which is believed to have the interest of companies including BP and Royal Dutch Shell for development of an LNG plant, says it is expecting to announce the results of the talks next month, along with an independent report on asset values.

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Shell says it won’t drill in Headwaters this fall

Shell has decided to suspend its planned exploration of coalbed methane in the Klappan this fall to keep communication lines open with interested parties in the area.

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Protesters call for Shell to pay La. $362 million

The $362 million bill was based on a search of state records that indicated Shell has dredged 22,000 acres of wetlands for placement or maintenance of pipeline canals and other oil and gas production facilities since 1983. Such dredging has contributed to erosion of the coast, leaving the region more vulnerable to hurricanes.

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Shell gets Canadian approval for Duvernay purchase

Royal Dutch Shell plc said on Tuesday the Canadian government had approved its planned C$5.9 billion ($5.6 billion) acquisition of unconventional gas producer Duvernay Oil Corp

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