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Company studies water effects in Alaska pipeline

A 25-year decline in Alaska North Slope oil production has meant less oil in Alyeska Pipeline Services’ 800-mile pipeline, causing additional corrosion.
New Yorker writer Steve Coll gives an in-dept look at the oil giant's evolution in 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power'

‘Private Empire’ delivers in-depth look at ExxonMobil’s evolution

In his weekly book review, Houston Chronicle business columnist Loren Steffy reviews New Yorker writer Steve Coll’s ‘Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power’.

BP's safety plan takes a page from Exxon's playbook

The safety program Bob Dudley unveiled today sounds similar to one Exxon put in place after the Valdez disaster — but it will take years to know if it works.