Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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New Mexico, Chevron settle over cleanup costs

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The state alleges Chevron falsely claimed it didn’t have and didn’t collect on insurance to pay for cleaning up petroleum contamination.
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Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron says it won’t seek money from 2 Ecuadoreans

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The trial is set to begin next month in federal court in Manhattan,
Family members load belongings onto a truck as they evacuate their damaged home after an explosion in the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela in August  2012. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela says sabotage caused deadly refinery blast

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Forty-two people died as a result of the explosion.
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An activist holds a sign during a protest in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building on the first day of the trial earlier this year in New Orleans over the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

BP, government offer dueling Gulf spill estimates

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BP urges a judge to use an estimate of 2.45 million barrels while Justice Department experts estimate 4.2 million barrels.

Categories: Gulf oil spill
Land owners and protesters gather on the steps of the Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 7,  to oppose a pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through northern Kentucky.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Kentucky gas pipeline won’t cross nuns’ land

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The Sisters of Loretto had refused to let pipeline surveyors enter their property.
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Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

BP says Jindal ‘misrepresents’ its record

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Gov. Bobby Jindal says BP has focused too much on its image.
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Penny Pritzker is chairwoman of the federal-state Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Oil spill restoration overseers approve a plan

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The plan calls for regional, science-based projects.
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JPMorgan energy probe records sought by Senate

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Lawmakers are examining banks’ roles in commodities markets.

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert   expressed displeasure in the lease. Sportsmen’s groups have raised opposition. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Utah governor opposes drilling in Book Cliffs

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A Utah group had agreed to lease up to 155 square miles to The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
The headquarters building of the China National Petroleum Corp. in Beijing. (AP file photo/Greg Baker)

China investigates 3 more oil company officials

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China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, has pledged to crack down on corruption and government waste.
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