Exxon

Columbia dean defends journalism in Exxon case

Source: 
The New York Times

Exxon Mobil’s attacks on the reporting in articles that took a critical view of the company for its past climate change actions are “unsupported by the evidence,” said Steve Coll, Columbia Journalism School dean, The New York Times reports.

House Dems looking for support to probe corporate climate policy

Source: 
The Hill

In the wake of allegations that Exxon knew about risks from climate change decades ago but chose to sow doubt about them, Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., are asking colleagues to join them in a letter to other corporations asking if they did the same thing, The Hill reports.

Climate case against Exxon echoes tobacco fight, but there are differences

Source: 
The New York Times

Legal experts have told The New York Times that it's significant that Exxon did publish peer reviewed climate research, in contrast to tobacco companies in the late 1990s, who tried to hide evidence of its addictiveness and potential damage.

Gore joins those asking for probe of Exxon over climate allegations

Source: 
The New York Times

Likening the company behavior to that of tobacco firms in the 1980s, Al Gore has called for an investigation into allegations that Exxon knew about the dangers of climate change decades ago but deliberately downplayed the risks, The New York Times reports.

Oil

Oil giants look to smaller shale plays

Source: 
Bloomberg

Facing a tough, low-price environment, major oil companies—including Chevron and Exxon Mobil—are scrapping megaprojects in favor of lower-cost, lower-risk shale development, Bloomberg reports.

Exxon aware of climate threat in the 70s, investigation finds

Source: 
Inside Climate News

Inside Climate News says it has uncovered evidence that officials at oil giant Exxon knew almost four decades ago of the threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions, but worked to downplay it and torpedo proposed solutions.

Oil

Exxon, BP, Shell have a lot at stake as fighting rages in Iraq

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

There is great potential for problems for major oil companies drilling in Iraq: Thus far Kurds have taken control of the Kirkuk oilfield where Exxon said earlier in the year it has two rigs operating, and pipelines carrying oil from the field appear to run through an area now under control of ISIS militants, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Oil

Shell, Exxon terminal disruptions cut Nigeria’s oil revenue

Source: 
Platts

Disruption at oil facilities – those operated by Exxon as well as Shell’s Forcados terminal – caused a 9 percent drop in Nigerian oil revenue in April, according to figures from the country’s finance ministry, Platts reports.

Oil

Kazakhstan sues majors after gas leaks delay Kashagan project

Source: 
Reuters

Kazakhstan is suing a consortium of major oil companies including Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell, for delays and pollution from gas leaks at the country's massive Kashagan oilfield, Reuters reports.

Oil

Exxon, Russia's Rosneft to start 1st joint Arctic well in 2014

Source: 
Bloomberg

The first Arctic well drilled jointly by Exxon and Rosneft is due to start this year, a sign that deepening cooperation between the two oil giants isn't being held back by continued bickering between the U.S. and Russian governments, according to Bloomberg.

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