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U.S. Gulf Oil Platforms Shutting As Hurricane Delta Strengthens

HOUSTON — Energy companies were securing offshore production platforms and evacuating workers on Tuesday, some for the sixth time this year, as a major hurricane took aim at U.S. oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Delta, the 25th …

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 …

Tainted Oil: Exxon, Others Say U.S. Government Sold Toxic Crude

About the photo: A contractor works at Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Exxon Mobil Corp. is the latest company to raise concerns that a stockpile of U.S. government crude is tainted with poisonous gas. …

Shell: Nigeria Pipeline Spills Caused by Thieves

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says a major pipeline it has in Nigeria has come under repeated attack by thieves wanting to steal the crude oil it transports. In a statement Monday, Shell says its Nigerian subsidiary lost some 150,000 barrels …

Nigeria Villages Sue Shell in UK Court Over Spills

Thirty-five Nigerian villages are suing Royal Dutch Shell PLC in a British court, claiming that the company’s slow response to two spills in 2008 left their delta region soaked in crude oil that destroyed the environment and their livelihoods. Shell, …

Nigeria: Shell Fixing Pipeline Hit by Oil Thieves

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is repairing a trunkline after detecting a leak blamed on oil thieves in Nigeria’s oil-stained southern delta. A Shell spokesman said in a statement Tuesday evening its Nigerian subsidiary has cut production by 70,000 …

Royal Dutch Shell Says Nigeria Spill Contained

The worst Nigeria offshore oil spill in more than a decade has been contained before reaching the West African nation’s coast, officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday, less than a week after one of its lines bled crude …

Shell Shuts Rig After Leak of Drilling Fluid Off of Alabama Coast

Royal Dutch Shell said Monday that it has shut down an offshore drilling rig off the coast of Alabama following a leak of drilling fluid. Shell said 319 barrels of the synthetic and biodegradable fluid leaked from a booster line. …