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In this April 9, 1989 file photo, crude oil from the tanker Exxon Valdez, top, swirls on the surface of Alaska's Prince William Sound. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

State, feds won’t pursue $92M more in ’89 Exxon Valdez spill

In a court filing made on Wednesday, government attorneys said patches of lingering oil that remain can no longer be considered an impediment to the recovery of sea otters or harlequin ducks or a significant ongoing threat to their now-restored populations in the area affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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.