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Chemical Safety Board prevails in Deepwater Horizon case

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In a dispute over Deepwater Horizon documents, the International Association of Drilling Contractors has warned that a court ruling in favor of the Chemical Safety Board would upset decades of precedent governing the offshore oil sector.
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Duke Energy to settle lawsuit over CEO ouster

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Bill Johnson’s ouster was “the most blatant example of corporate deceit that I have witnessed during a long career on Wall Street,” John Mullin III, the former lead director of Progress Energy, said at the time.
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Protesters target Apache over Argentine drilling

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Apache called the claims “without merit.”
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center. (Houston Chronicle)

BP makes peace with oil spill claims boss

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The British oil giant said Friday it is withdrawing an appeal of its request for a federal judge to fire Patrick Juneau, the claims administrator of BP’s settlement program, which has paid more than $4 billion to thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents who have claimed financial losses after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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Pemex loses bid to recover stolen gas proceeds from Shell, BASF

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A Houston federal judge threw out the claims last year after finding Mexico’s national oil company waited too long to pursue U.S. buyers of its stolen natural gas liquids.
The former Exxon Mobil-owned Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J. ConocoPhillips now operates the plant. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

New Jersey officially announces $225 million Exxon Mobil settlement

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Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said the settlement over refinery sites in Linden and Bayonne is separate from Exxon Mobil’s obligation to clean up the sites at its own expense.
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Cal Dive files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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The Houston firm said this week it is set to sell off its least important assets and plans to either reorganize or sell its main subsea contracting business, which helps oil companies maintain offshore production platforms and pipelines.
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Lawsuit alleges Exxon denied more claims than paid

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Two batches of bad fuel produced at Exxon Mobil in mid-March 2014 caused some Baton Rouge area drivers to experience problems with their intake and valve systems.
The former Exxon Mobil-owned Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J. ConocoPhillips now operates the plant. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil settles New Jersey environmental case for a fraction of expected damages

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The New Jersey State Department of Environemntal Protection filed the lawsuit in 2004, and a state superior judge had been close to a decision this year before Gov. Chris Christie’s office told the court on Feb. 20 it had settled with Exxon.
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Flood board to decide next week on ‘Big Oil’ lawsuit appeal

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U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown recently ruled that the board had no legal standing to bring the suit and that the energy companies had no legal duty to protect the board from the effects of coastal erosion.