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BP likely to appeal judge's payout decision

Source: 
Reuters

BP is expected to appeal a federal judge's ruling to uphold a court-appointed administrator's payment plan for claims connected with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Reuters reports.

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Federal lawsuit filed over Arkansas oil spill

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — Two women who live near an ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured last week and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas filed a federal lawsuit against the company on Friday.

Oily ducks found following Arkansas oil spill

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — The environmental impacts of an oil spill in central Arkansas began to come into focus Monday as officials said a couple of dead ducks and 10 live oily birds were found after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured last week.

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Minnesota rail line reopens after Canadian Pacific oil spill

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

The western Minnesota rail line where a Canadian Pacific train derailment caused a crude oil spill has reopened after repairs, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Oil

Utah governor says Chevron leak is unacceptable

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of spills from ruptured pipelines operated by Chevron Corp. has Utah's governor calling for more oversight.

Oil

Train cars derail in Minnesota, spill crude oil

PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of gallons of oil leaked onto frozen ground after a train carrying crude from Canada derailed Wednesday in western Minnesota.

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Testimony ends in marathon NH gas additive trial

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Testimony has ended in a marathon trial over whether Exxon Mobil Corp. should pay the state of New Hampshire hundreds of millions of dollars to monitor and treat private wells and public drinking supplies contaminated by the gasoline additive MTBE.

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$1.7M penalty proposed in Exxon spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal regulators proposed $1.7 million in civil penalties against Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday for safety violations linked to a pipeline rupture that spilled an estimated 63,000 gallons of crude oil into Montana's scenic Yellowstone River.

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Peru declares Amazon oil contamination emergency

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government declared an environmental state of emergency on Monday in a remote Amazon jungle region it says has been affected by years of contamination at the country's most productive oil fields, which are currently operated by Argentina-based Pluspetrol.

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NYC slowly moves away from sooty fuel oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Few sights capture Manhattan's beauty like the grand, old apartment buildings that ring Central Park. But for decades, many of these mansions for the rich and famous have also been a literal source of urban grit.

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