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TO GO WITH AFP STORY "CHILE-COPPER-CHINA" A couple of gigantic Komatsu 930, 330 metric-tonne lorries arrive with their load at the Chuquicamata copper mine, in the desert town of Calama, 1,000 kms north of Santiago, Chile, 25 October 2005. Chuquicamata, the world biggest opencast mine, is 4.3 kilometers long, 3 kms wide and 825 meters deep. As all the other mining enterprises in Chile, it was nationalized in 1971 by late Chilean President Salvador Allende. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BERNETTI  (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Freeport-McCoRan launches business review to cut costs

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The Phoenix company plans to complete the review and report on revised plans during the third quarter. It will look for ways to cut capital spending and operating and administrative costs.
A Chinese man holds up oil residue found in his shrimp farm in the coastal Leting county in the Bohai Bay near northern China's Hebei province. China's oceanic agency has ordered ConocoPhillips China to do more to prevent and clean up offshore spills that occurred June 4 and June 17, 2011 in the Bohai Bay that have raised an outcry among fishermen and environmentalists. (AP Photo)

China accepts group’s case against ConocoPhillips, CNOOC

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In June 2011, oil spills from an oilfield jointly owned by Houston-based ConocoPhillips’ Chinese subsidiary and CNOOC, China’s main offshore oil and gas producer, drained into the Bohai Sea and its bay.
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Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

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An order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier says all of the payments to local governments must be made within 30 days.
This  April 17, 2015 file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of an oil drilling rig as it arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a transport ship after traveling across the Pacific.  (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File)

Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

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Environmental activists in Portland are protesting the arrival of the Fennica, a vessel that Royal Dutch Shell plans to use in its Arctic offshore drilling project after it’s repaired.
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BP asks Montana judge to dismiss lawsuit alleging deceit

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Attorneys for BP asked a Montana judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit by the state alleging the oil giant has deliberately concealed information for decades.
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Bankrupt oil company wants payments back

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The city of Homer is filing a response to a request from an oil company seeking the return of thousands of dollars in previous payments to businesses.
In this Jan. 30, 2009 file photo, a Japan Air Lines staffer checks the biofuel-loaded No. 3 engine of Japan Airlines Boeing 747-300 before a demo flight at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo. Using blend of 50 percent biofuel and 50 percent traditional Jet-A jet (kerosene) fuel, JAL conducted an hour-long demonstration flight. Many in the industry believe that without a replacement for jet fuel, growth in air travel could be threatened by forthcoming rules that limit global aircraft emissions. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

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As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the airlines.
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks  during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria.  Moniz, the eccentric MIT professor-turned-U.S. Energy secretary, by all accounts played a pivotal role in reaching the historic nuclear accord. Now with his diplomatic legacy on the line, President Barack Obama is turning to Moniz to help sell the deal to a highly skeptical Congress.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Obama’s unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

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Ernest Moniz, the eccentric MIT professor-turned-U.S.-Energy-secretary, by all accounts played a pivotal role in reaching the historic nuclear accord.
Derailed oil tanker cars lie off track near Culbertson, Mont., Friday, July 17, 2015. The tank cars were hauling fuel from North Dakota and derailed Thursday in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)

Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

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A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident’s cause.
A coalition of groups led by Utah Tar Sands Resistance and Peaceful Uprising speak during a news conference outside the Department of Natural Resources Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Residents and groups opposed to Utah's first tar sands mine are calling on state regulators to withhold approvals for the project because new evidence shows water in the area will be negatively impacted. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Canadian company’s tar sands mine approved in Utah

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Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining director John Baza said Monday the decision addresses concerns raised by opposition while acknowledging that U.S. Oil Sands, the Canadian company building the mine, has complied with regulations.