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Harold Hamm and ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall at the the TIME 100 Gala on April 24, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for TIME)

Ex-wife of Continental Resources CEO sues over investment

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The lawsuit by Sue Ann Arnall alleges the $4.5 million sale in 2005 of the parent company and sole shareholder of Jolette Oil to Continental Resources was below market value. It asks for damages in excess of $10,000.
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In this July 13, 2015 photo, protesters gather outside the U.S. Oil Sands commercial tar sands operation, in the Book Cliffs, in eastern Utah. On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild grasses, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never before done commercially in the United States: digging sticky, black, tar-soaked sand from the ground and extracting the petroleum. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

1st U.S. tar sands mine set to open for business in Utah

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The impending opening of the nation’s first tar sands mine has become another front in the battle across the West between preservationists and the energy industry.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Chevron starts layoffs at Louisiana office

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Chevron spokesman Chris Merrifield said in an email to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune the company has started to reduce the workforce at its Covington office, but he was “not in a position to provide detail” on the severity of the cuts.
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BP settlement money flows to cities hundreds of miles from Gulf Coast shoreline

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This week, BP finished making approximately $687.4 million in settlement payments to 383 local government entities in the five Gulf states. Nearly $8 million of that money went to 32 government entities that are more than 100 miles from the coast, in places like the Mississippi Delta and suburbs of central Alabama, the records show.
(Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Bones at proposed Shell plant in Pennsylvania likely from old graves

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Howard Pollman, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, tells the Beaver County Times that two skulls and other remains were found by workers Aug. 6.
(JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Retail gasoline prices down a nickel across Texas

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AAA Texas on Thursday reported the nationwide price at the pump held steady at $2.62 per gallon.
Marine police officers hold pieces recovered from the helicopter which crashed into a lagoon at the Oworonshoki district of Lagos, on August 12, 2015.  At least four people were killed and six wounded when a helicopter plunged into a lagoon in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos on August 12, emergency services said. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma man killed in helicopter crash in Nigeria

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Marine police and fishermen calling for body bags raced to a dock Thursday and delivered the bodies of Capt. Joseph “Jay” Wyatt of Oklahoma and First Officer Peter Bellow of Nigeria, according to the helicopter’s owner, Bristow Group of Houston, Texas. A statement from the company did not give Wyatt’s home town.
(AP file photo/George Osodi)

Helicopter flying from oil rig crashes in Nigeria, killing 4

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Spokesman Yakubu Dati of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said the helicopter belongs to Bristow, a Houston, Texas-based firm that charters helicopters to oil and gas companies.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

29 people indicted in Bakken crime fighting investigation

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State and federal authorities say 22 people from western North Dakota and seven from California have been indicted on drug charges. They range in age from 21 to 56.
In this June 15, 2014 file photo, a polar bear dries off after taking a swim in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska. (Brian Battaile/U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File)

Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

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Polar bears, a marine mammal, were declared a threatened species in 2008 under former President George W. Bush because of diminishing sea ice brought on by global climate warming.