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China fires official in oil giant corruption probe

The head of the commission that oversees China's major state-owned companies was fired Tuesday in a spreading corruption investigation that appears to be an effort by the country's new leaders to tighten control over government industries. ...

Exxon Mobil agrees to $2.4M in fines, improvements

Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality says Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $2.4 million in fines, improvements and other payments to settle violations at Baton Rouge-area plants. ...

DEP to AP: Study finds fracking chemicals didn’t spread

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press. ...

OTC Guide to Houston’s restaurants and entertainment

Looking for ways to spend your free time during the OTC? Here are guides to some of Houston’s best restaurants, bars, clubs and sites, plus trails for running, which you’ll need to do to work off all those margaritas.       Food, Drinks & Entertainment   Best spot ...

2 Florida cities suing oil giant BP

Two cities along the Gulf of Mexico are suing oil giant BP over tens of millions of dollars in lost tax revenues from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ...

See how much energy interns make on average

Energy companies are known for dishing out big salaries, but those high-dollar amounts aren’t limited to full-time employees, according to a Glassdoor.com survey. See which Houston company pays its interns more than $60,000 a year. ...

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