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Damaged Andarko tank leaks into river in Colorado

Source: 
Reuters

A damaged Andarko Petroleum Corp. oil tank spilled 125 barrels of its contents into Colorado's South Platte River, Reuters reports.

Oil

Court upholds California fuel standard

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A panel of federal judge on Wednesday upheld California's first-in-the-U.S. mandate requiring fuels producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Oil

Chevron scores victory in Ecuador pollution ruling

Source: 
Dow Jones Business News

An international tribunal ruled that Chevron Corp. was not liable for collective environmental damage claims for alleged pollution in Ecuador by Texaco, Dow Jones Business News reports.

Oil

Nigeria community rejects Shell compensation offer

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Bodo community in the southern Delta has rejected a compensation offer from Shell for two oil spills in 2008 that devastated the mangrove and fishing area, the lawyers and company said Friday.

New Mexico, Chevron settle case over cleanup costs

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say Chevron Corp. will pay $5.2 million to settle claims that the energy company improperly applied for money from an environmental cleanup fund.

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New Mexico, Chevron settle case over cleanup costs

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say Chevron Corp. will pay $5.2 million to settle the state's claims that the energy company improperly applied for money from an environmental cleanup fund.

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Shell to negotiate with Nigerians over oil spill

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.

Oil

Shell to negotiate with Nigerians over oil spill

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell officials on Monday begin talks in the southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.

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Leaking oil well cleanups delayed in wake of Enbridge spill

The Environmental Protection Agency slowed efforts to plug leaks at abandoned oil wells because of the cost of dealing with the Enbridge pipeline leak into the Kalamazoo River, the agency's internal watchdog found.

Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. reported Friday that the $50 million that EPA spent on the 2010 spill through February led officials to direct limited budget funds to emergency response over well remediation.

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China oil majors barred from expanding refineries

BEIJING (AP) — Environmental regulators have taken the unusual step of blocking China's two biggest oil producers from expanding their refining capacity after they failed to meet targets for reducing pollution.

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