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Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

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The lawsuit says the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with the group’s federal public records request.
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Chevron announces Gulf of Mexico discovery

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Chevron Corp. said it’s made a significant discover in the Gulf Of Mexico about 140 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
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Commentary: Protecting World Heritage sites should be oil industry resolution for 2015

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Only Royal Dutch Shell and Total have publicly committed to not carry out or support extractive activities in World Heritage sites.
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Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

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Gulf Coast businessmen Scott Walker, Kirk Ladner and Steve Seymour, who is also a Hancock County supervisor, filed the lawsuit in October in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi.
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Residents on path of Kinder Morgan pipeline from Ohio to Gulf concerned about use

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Federal regulators are considering the proposal to repurpose a 1,000-mile pipeline owned by Kinder-Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest that runs from Ohio to the Gulf Coast.
Emilio Lozoya, chief executive officer of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Mexico opens bidding for outsider oil exploration

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Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938. Prior to this year’s reforms, the state company Petroleos Mexicanos was the only one allowed to do oil exploration and production.
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Lawsuit filed in deadly offshore explosion

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Separate lawsuits say the companies did not ensure equipment was cleared of all flammable materials and gases.
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Ex-BP executive fighting Gulf oil spill charges

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Among the defense arguments are: one count is unconstitutionally vague; the congressional subcommittee investigation that Rainey is accused of obstructing had not been properly authorized; and one of the charges takes Rainey’s statements about the flow rate from the well out of context.
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Companies announce first oil from deep-water Gulf fields

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Oil has begun flowing at the Jack/St. Malo project in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.
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Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

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Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.