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The benefits and the curse of oil

Iraq’s government hopes to improve output by more conventional measures, too. It is negotiating contracts with the biggest Western oil firms, including Exxon Mobil, BP and Total, to refurbish five of the country’s biggest oilfields.

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Residents told Shell $26 million settlement money on the way

Yurgine hopes that $26 million, part of a Kankakee County-record settlement residents won in a class-action lawsuit against Shell Oil Co., will be disbursed to Limestone property owners the end of this year.

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Feds: Interior had ‘inappropriate relationships’ with oil execs

The Denver Post

Feds: Interior had ‘inappropriate relationships’ with oil execs

BY MILES MOFFEIT

DENVER — Federal investigators are preparing to release a report detailing improper relationships between oil executives and Interior Department officials who oversee offshore drilling. Criminal charges will be pursued against at least one staffer, according to sources familiar with the inquiry.

Up to 10 employees from Interior’s Denver-based Minerals Management Service ran afoul of federal ethics rules. Their interaction with representatives for three major oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, are at issue. read more

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big ownership shift at the top of the global oil industry – either merger or takeover – should not be ruled out

The oil majors – the likes of Exxon, Shell and BP – are suffering from the same sky-high costs as the mining giants, to say nothing of a severe lack of accessible new reserves. Over the next couple of years, while also subject to regulatory approval, a big ownership shift at the top of the global oil industry – either merger or takeover – should not be ruled out.

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World must brace itself as the US banking sector ‘fesses up’ to losses

...drastic events are now almost unavoidable and could very soon be upon us. And when they happen, a sense of shock will pervade not only the US financial sector, but the Western world and, in fact, the entire global economy.

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Will Canada’s oil boom be an environmental bust?

Shell, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Canada's Imperial and other companies plan to strip an area here the size of New York state that could yield as much as 175 billion barrels of oil.

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Deceiving or cheating consumers at the pump

Attorney General Jon Bruning has had his hands full with gas station owners and distributors across Nebraska determined to deceive or cheat consumers at the pump.

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