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BP investors can’t sue as group over losses, judge says

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BP ’s U.S. investors can’t pursue as a group claims that the company inflated its shares with misleading statements before and after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a judge ruled, citing a recent Supreme Court decision.
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Judge suspends BP spill payments to businesses

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A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company’s arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
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Oil group sues Colorado cities over fracking bans

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The Colorado Oil & Gas Association sued the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette claiming their voter-enacted bans on the extraction of oil and natural gas are preempted by state laws regulating those resources.
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Jury selection continues Tuesday in case against ex-BP engineer

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Jury selection began Monday for the Justice Department’s case against a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company’s response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Ex-BP engineer who deleted texts heads to trial

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Nearly a year after energy giant BP cut a deal to a resolve a criminal investigation of its role in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a jury is set to hear the Justice Department’s case against a former company employee accused of trying to stymie the federal investigation.
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship is moored in the northern Russian city of Murmansk. (DMITRI SHAROMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia frees last of Greenpeace detainees

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It is unclear whether the foreigners in the group will be allowed to leave Russia before the start of the trial.
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Supporters of a successful effort in 2012 to renationalize Argentina's largest oil company, YPF, wave flags. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Repsol to begin talks with Argentina over YPF settlement

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In a meeting Wednesday , board members “analyzed and valued positively” a proposal brokered by the governments of Spain and Argentina, the Madrid-based oil company said in a filing.
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Russia: Last Greenpeace detainee granted bail

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A Russian court has granted bail to the last of 30 Greenpeace activists who were detained at sea during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.
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Weatherford to pay $253M to settle bribe case

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The oilfield services company Weatherford International has agreed to pay more than $250 million to settle federal charges that it bribed officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business.
Greenpeace International activist and the captain of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise Peter Willcox of the U.S. looks on after he was released from "Kresty" Csosses prison, background, in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Nearly all jailed Greenpeace protesters granted bail in Russia

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A Russian jail has freed on bail the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship and six crewmembers who were arrested following an anti-oil drilling protest in Arctic waters two months ago.