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Big Oil Loses Appeal, Climate Suits Go to California Courts

LOS ANGELES — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected …

Trading Houses Caught in Crossfire of Russian Oil Contamination

MOSCOW/LONDON — Trading houses Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura are caught in the crossfire between Russian oil producers and Western buyers, which have refused to take contaminated Russian crude bought by the traders. At least 10 crude tankers with 1 million …

Legal Fallout Continues over Arkansas Oil Leak

Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas. Since Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29 and spilled the …

Montana, Feds to Seek Damages From Exxon Spill

After two years of review, Montana and federal officials notified Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday that they intend to seek damages for injuries to birds, fish and other natural resources from a major crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. …

Exxon Mobil Agrees to $2.4M in Fines, Improvements

Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality says Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $2.4 million in fines, improvements and other payments to settle violations at Baton Rouge-area plants. About $2.3 million will resolve violations from 2008 into this year …

Health Concerns Remain in Area of Arkansas Oil Spill

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he’s concerned about the public health implications of an oil spill earlier this year in Mayflower. “As we met with residents and groups that represent them … I heard time and time again about …

Jury Finds Exxon Mobil Liable for $236.4M in U.S. Pollution Suit

A New Hampshire jury on Tuesday found Exxon Mobil Corp liable for $236.4 million in a civil lawsuit that charged the oil company had polluted groundwater in the state with a gasoline additive, a lawyer for the state said. The …

Exxon Mobil Expects Montana Spill to Cost $135M

Exxon Mobil said it expects that its response to a July oil spill into the Yellowstone River in Montana will cost about $135 million, the company said Friday. Exxon Mobil said it has reached compensation agreements with over 95 percent …

Maryland Jury Awards $1.5M in Exxon Mobil Suit

A jury in Maryland awarded plaintiffs suing Exxon Mobil more than $1.5 billion for a 2006 leak at a gasoline station, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday. The Sun, quoting a source who had viewed the verdict, said the jury had …