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High Court dismisses Todd claim over Pohokura “collusion”

Wellington, July 13 NZPA - The High Court has dismissed a claim that Shell colluded with Austrian oil company OMV by restricting the gas and oil they allowed to be produced from the Pohokura gas field and so disadvantaged third partner Todd.

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BP shares rise as new well cap hailed as a success

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Shares in BP have jumped almost 5% in early trading in London after news overnight that the oil giant has successfully fitted a larger containment cap on the well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico since April.

BP will today run a series of tests on the new cap to see whether it can halt the flow of oil, diverting the entire stream to ships on the surface. The original cap was loosely fitted onto the wellhead and only recovered a fraction of the estimated 35,000-60,000 barrels of oil per day spewing out of the failed blowout preventer on the sea bed. read more

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In BP’s Record, a History of Boldness and Costly Blunders

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Thunder Horse, 2005 The 15-story oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico pitched in rough seas in the wake of Hurricane Dennis, tilting dangerously.

A version of this article appeared in print on July 13, 2010, on page A1 of the New York edition.

By SARAH LYALL

This article was reported by Sarah Lyall, Clifford Krauss and Jad Mouawad and written by Ms. Lyall.

Hurricane Dennis had already come and gone on July 11, 2005, when a passing ship spotted a shocking sight in the Gulf of Mexico: Thunder Horse, BP’s hulking $1 billion oil platform, was listing precariously to one side, looking for all the world as if it were about to sink. read more

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Appointment of ombudsman to Corrib gas advised

The Irish Times – Monday, July 12, 2010

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

A FORMER board member of Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has advised that the appointment of a new ombudsman trusted by “all stakeholders” may be the only route to resolution of the Corrib gas dispute in north Mayo.

However, the Government should never have permitted construction of the gas infrastructure in the current location, Stein Bredal, a former trade union representative on Statoil’s board, said in Galway at the weekend. Statoil is a partner with Shell and Vermilion Energy in the Corrib gas project. read more

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