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BP: Gulf oil spill could be stopped this month

washingtonpost.com

By Joel Achenbach

Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 8, 2010; 8:47 AM

The end may be near for the runaway gulf oil well, according to the most optimistic statement yet from a BP executive.

The long-anticipated “bottom kill” of the well — a massive dose of mud and cement shot through a relief well now being drilled in order to stop the gushing of oil from the well that exploded nearly three months ago — could take place before the end of July.

“In a perfect world with no interruptions, it’s possible to be ready to stop the well between July 20 and July 27,” BP managing director Bob Dudley said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. read more

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Pensions weigh options from BP spill

By ALAN SAYRE , 07.08.10, 12:03 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — The exasperation with felt by residents of the Gulf states is spreading to shareholders – and some are taking the oil giant to court. read more

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Shell ordered to delay measures to convert Montreal refinery

Montreal Gazette July 7, 2010

MONTREAL — Shell Canada Ltd. said Wednesday it will comply immediately with an order issued by Quebec Court judge Claude Auclair for a temporary halt to any dismantling work at its East Montreal refinery to covert it to a fuel-distribution terminal.

“This is a temporary order and it does not affect our plan for the refinery’s conversion, with work starting in September,” said a company spokesperson in Montreal.

The Shell Canada refinery’s union, affiliated with the Quebec Federation of Labour, claimed the company had contravened a provincial law that requires permission from the ministry of natural resources before any dismantling work of a refinery can go ahead. read more

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Owner of Exploded Rig Exploits Offshore Status

THE NEW YORK TIMES

By BARRY MEIER

A version of this article appeared in print on July 8, 2010, on page A1 of the New York edition.

Transocean is the world’s largest offshore drilling company, but until its Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, few Americans outside the energy business had heard of it. It is well known, however, in a number of other countries — for testing local laws and regulations.

Human rights advocates have called for an investigation into Transocean’s recent dealings in Myanmar. They cite its involvement in a drilling project that apparently included a company that is suspected of having ties to two men accused of laundering money for Myanmar’s repressive government, which is under United States trade sanctions. read more

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