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Shell Nigeria denies it lied to Dutch court

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The multinational company, half owned by Nigeria’s government and with significant Dutch shareholding, says sabotage, not negligence, caused spills in 2004 along the Trans-Niger pipeline that destroyed several hectares of mangrove forests and the livelihoods of residents of Goi village.
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Exxon Mobil denies making spill papers secret

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Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge to force Exxon Mobil to prove that the information in hundreds of thousands of maintenance and repair documents on the pipeline need to be kept secret.
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Judge sticks to BP gross negligence ruling

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A New Orleans federal judge denied BP’s request for a new trial on a finding that it was grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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One Halliburton worker dead, two injured in Colorado accident

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Halliburton Co. confirmed that one worker died and two were injured during an accident in Colorado Thursday.
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Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

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BP is facing $18 billion in penalties stemming from the 2010 oil spill.
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Commentary: Is the Deepwater Horizon movie a good idea?

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The movie based on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster starring Mark Wahlberg is set for release Sept. 30, 2016.
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Superior Crude to pay $1.6M oil spill penalty

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The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice say the consent decree was filed Wednesday.
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

New Total CEO will contend with slump in production, oil

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Pouyanne will have to see through a round of cost cuts as lower oil prices and weak returns from refining eat into profit at France’s largest company by sales.
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

Total board could vote for new CEO as soon as Wednesday

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Total SA moved its emergency board meeting from Tuesday to Wednesday, when it will likely choose a successor to Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane crash Tuesday night.
French energy giant Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie addressing reporters during a 2011 press conference in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Reactions to Total CEO death pour in from oil industry, world leaders

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Total SA CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash in Moscow on Tuesday when his private plane struck a snow plow, whose driver Russian investigators say as drunk at the time of the accident.