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Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

The ruling states that the project to update four pump stations and control systems along the 800-mile line, known as Strategic Reconfigurations, was “imprudently” managed.
(l-r) Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, of the IHS CERAWeek Conference talks with Rex Tillerson Chairman & CEO  ExxonMobil during the opening keynote address for IHS Energy CERAWeek Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

New York attorney general probing Exxon Mobil as climate change scandal intensifies

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed documents from Exxon Mobil following reports the oil giant funded — and then suppressed — research exposing the risks of climate change decades ago.
In this Nov. 7, 2012 photo, U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel during the U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China keeping an eye on surging U.S. oil and gas production

The recent surge in domestic oil and gas production offers an opportunity for the United States and China to collaborate, according to a new report.
Workers walk near an entrance to the Exxon Mobil Corp. Torrance refinery after an explosion and fire in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. An explosion this morning at the Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery is creating concerns that limited oil refining capacity in California could raise fuel prices. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil fights claims it hid early climate change science

The company’s pushback comes amid mounting calls for a federal investigation of the issue, with Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers calling for a Big Tobacco-style racketeering case.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New offshore safety rules would make drilling some wells too difficult, industry lobbyists tell White House

More than a dozen oil companies and drilling contractors joined leading industry trade groups in pushing back against proposed federal mandates for offshore wells they say would make some impossible to drill. The proposed requirements were spurred by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Tar is removed from the coastline that remained closed on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif., after tar balls washed ashore. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Plains All American lab tests show oil from pipeline spill spread along hundreds of miles of California coastline

Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline released a summary of the lab tests on Friday, as state and federal lawmakers intensified their scrutiny of the company’s ruptured Line 901 and the oil spill near Santa Barbara last month.
Refineries expanding for the first time in years run the risk of cost overruns because they lack the in-house experience to manage the projects.

PBF Energy snaps up Gulf Coast refinery for $322 million

PBF Energy on Thursday announced plans to spend $322 million to buy a refinery and pipelines outside of New Orleans in a deal that gives the company a new footprint in the booming Gulf Coast refining corridor.
A member of Exxon Mobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Exxon Mobil firms to pay nearly $5M for Arkansas oil spill

Assistant Attorney General John Cruden said the company did not admit liability as part of the agreement.
Clean up crews use an absorbent boom to collect oil from along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont., Monday July 4, 2011. An Exxon Mobil pipeline near Laurel ruptured, spilling crude oil into the Yellowstone. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

Exxon finishes $1.3 million in work from 2011 Montana spill

The Texas oil giant paid for emergency training for local responders, fisheries improvement projects on the river and new leak detection equipment for the state.
(AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit targeting Exxon over Arkansas oil spill

It’s unknown whether the plaintiffs plan to appeal.