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Former Petrobras executive held in Brazil corruption probe

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Nestor Cervero is the third former Petrobras executive to be detained as part of a probe into allegations of kickbacks, inflated contracts and bribery.
KiOR's facility in Columbus, Miss. (KiOR)

KiOR says Miss. seeks to destroy it in court ploy

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Bankrupt biofuel maker KiOR and controlling shareholder Vinod Khosla say the state of Mississippi is using legal tactics in an attempt to squeeze money from the company.
Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Jindal appeals ‘Big Oil’ suit to high court

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A fight over whether oil companies may be sued over damage to Louisiana’s coastal marshes has been appealed to the state’s high court.
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Appeals court won’t rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

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A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its 2014 ruling that BP cannot avoid federal penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company’s failed equipment.
President Barack Obama arrives at TransCanada's pipe yard in Cushing, Okla., in 2012. The southern leg of Keystone XL did not require State Department approval. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Nebraska ruling upholds Keystone XL route

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The ruling now shifts attention to the nation’s capital, where the State Department, Congress and the White House all are playing a role in deciding whether TransCanada Corp. wins a permit to build the $8 billion border-crossing pipeline.
Harold Hamm, Continental Resources CEO (AP PhotoKevin Cederstrom)

Continental CEO’s ex-wife cashes $1 billion check, his lawyer says

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Oklahoma fracking billionaire Harold Hamm’s ex-wife cashed a check he sent her to cover the almost $1 billion awarded as alimony in their divorce, his lawyer said.
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The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Dispute over tanker’s Kurdish oil continues in Houston court

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A Houston federal judge has asked for an update on settlement negotiations between Iraq and Kurdistan over a cargo of oil anchored in the Gulf of Mexico since July.
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)

Harold Hamm’s ex-wife rejects $975 million divorce check

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The check delivered to her legal team would have paid off the full amount awarded to Sue Ann Arnall in a November divorce ruling.
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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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Exxon Mobil seeks to bar pipeline files

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Exxon Mobil says it shouldn’t have to release any further information on a proposed but abandoned pipeline intended to run alongside the Pegasus pipeline that ruptured in 2013 in central Arkansas.