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No action from Shell, Nigeria on oil pollution report: Amnesty

Lagos - Nigeria and Shell have done almost nothing to ease oil pollution in the Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta, three years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion dollar clean-up, Amnesty International said Monday.

GOP candidate wants to drill in already shaky Yellowstone park

Dr. Taylor Haynes is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Wyoming. He is also selling the idea of opening Yellowstone Park for drilling. Recent seismic activity and melting roads raises concerns of a Super Volcano Eruption.

Battle for Syria gas field after jihadists execute hundreds

Beirut - Syrian regime forces launched an offensive Saturday to retake a gas field in Homs province seized two days ago by jihadists who killed 270 people, most of them executed, a monitoring group said.

U.S. overtakes Saudi Arabia in Oil production

U.S. has turned the world’s biggest oil producer this year as extraction of oil from shale rocks reached a high, a Bank of America report said.

150 killed in Sudan clan battle near oil field

Khartoum - A battle between rival Sudanese clans near an oil-drilling site killed 150 people and wounded 100 more, state-linked media reported on Thursday.

Canada town ravaged by oil train fire still in turmoil

Lac-m - One year after an oil-laden train derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a town in Canada's Quebec province, trains are rolling again but locals are hardly thrilled.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project controversy rages on Special

Calgary - The long awaited Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project was approved on June 17th by Prime Minister Stephen Harper amid controversy and objection by First Nations groups, environmentalists, concerned Canadians and the political opposition parties.

China oil company will relocate some workers in Iraq

Beijing - China is to relocate some workers in Iraq -- where it is the biggest foreign investor in the oil industry -- in the face of spreading violence, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

China oil giants prepare Iraq evacuation plans

Beijing - Major Chinese oil firms have prepared evacuation plans in case spreading violence in Iraq -- a key energy provider to the Asian giant -- threatens their operations, state media reported Thursday.

Op-Ed: At last something we can't agree on, Iraq

Washington - It is often said that Republicans never met a war they didn’t like. That is usually said by Democrats. Republicans say Democrats never met a war they like didn’t like.

Op-Ed: Middle East crisis could be opportunity for energy-strong U.S.

Washington - The U.S. energy position is in the best in nearly 50 years amid Middle East chaos. Why should Iraq be America’s problem? Instead it is an opportunity.

Angolan $3.5 bn oil contract goes to Technip, Heerema

Paris - The ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil project called Kaombo generated the third huge contract in three days on Wednesday when French group Total picked two firms to carry out underwater engineering worth $3.5 billion.

41 killed in Sudan clashes over oil-rich land: tribe

Khartoum - At least 41 people have been killed in clashes between rival Sudanese clans over the ownership of land being explored for oil in West Kordofan state, a tribal source said.

Turkey 'driven by greed' in Kurd oil row: Iraq deputy PM

Baghdad - Ankara has been "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas via Turkey, Baghdad's top energy official told AFP Sunday.

Venezuela to send oil to Palestinians

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to send oil and diesel to the Palestinian Authority, as part of agreements signed with its leader Mahmud Abbas during his visit to Caracas.

L.A. oil pipeline bursts, spilling 10K gallons into the streets

Los Angeles - An oil pipeline in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles has burst, causing 10,000 gallons of oil to flood the streets.

Argentina court OKs inquiry into president over Chevron deal

Buenos Aires - An appeals court judge gave a green light for Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal.

Ancient microbes have industrial potential

Norwegian scientists have found that microorganisms that live in the depths of an oil reservoir can withstand such extreme conditions they can be used in harsh chemical processes in industry.

Nigeria gunmen free Dutch hostages: Foreign ministry

The Hague - Niger Delta gunmen have released three Dutch nationals who were abducted a week earlier, the Dutch foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday.

Warring S.Sudan rivals sign peace deal

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's president and rebel chief signed a ceasefire deal Friday vowing to end nearly five months of civil war, under international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide.

Referendum on oil drilling in Ecuador preserve rejected

Pichincha - Ecuador's election authority has rejected a petition for a referendum on oil exploration and development in Yasuni, a unique nature preserve in the Amazon rain forest.

Dutch arrest 30 Greenpeace activists blocking Russian tanker

The Hague - Dutch police on Thursday arrested around 30 Greenpeace activists, including the captain of the lobby group's flagship Rainbow Warrior, as they tried to stop a Russian tanker delivering Arctic oil from docking.

Angolan $3.5 bn oil contract goes to Technip, Heerema

Paris - The ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil project called Kaombo generated the third huge contract in three days on Wednesday when French group Total picked two firms to carry out underwater engineering worth $3.5 billion.

South Sudan rebel leader vows to take key oil fields, capital

Rumbek - The leader of South Sudan's rebels has vowed to attack the capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning in an exclusive interview with AFP that the civil war will not end until the country's president is removed from power.

Brazil president pledges thorough Petrobras probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's president on Monday promised authorities would carry out a thorough and complete probe of alleged money laundering at state oil giant Petrobras.

Total goes ahead with ultra-deep Angolan oil field

Paris - French oil group Total has found ways of reducing the cost of extracting ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil reserves by a fifth and has decided to go ahead with investment in the Kaombo project, the firm said on Monday.

Kuwait signs $12 bn oil contracts, tenders others

Al Kuwait - The Kuwait National Petroleum Company on Sunday signed contracts worth $12 billion (nine billion euros) with three international consortia to upgrade two refineries and invited bids to build a new multi-billion-dollar refinery.

Romanian villagers take on Chevron over shale gas

Pungesti - US energy major Chevron, shielded by barbed wire, under police protection and under fire from egg throwers, is in trouble in Romania with villagers angry at its drive to drill for shale gas.

Petrobras yields documents in money-laundering probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Petrobras has turned over documents requested in an investigation into a $4.5 million money-laundering operation, the latest in a series of problems to plague the state oil giant.

Crude oil prices extend losses

London - Oil prices extended losses Friday on poorly-received economic data out of China this week that has raised concerns over potential weaker crude demand from the world's biggest consumer of energy.
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Greenpeace activists chain themselves to each other during a demonstration on Bosphorus bridge calli...
Greenpeace activists chain themselves to each other during a demonstration on Bosphorus bridge calling for the release of 30 people arrested in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling, during the Istanbul Marathon in Istanbul November 17, 2013. The 30 people detained by Russia consists of 28 activists who were arrested after coastguards boarded the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise following the protest at an oil platform owned by state-controlled Gazprom off Russia's northern coas
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Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)  the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Ene...
Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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NASA satellite image acquired May 9  2010 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
NASA satellite image acquired May 9, 2010 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
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World energy consumption, 1970-2025.
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The Athabasca Oil Sands  Alberta Canada.
The Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta Canada.
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Members of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit set oil containment boom at Sherm...
Members of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit set oil containment boom at Sherman Cove aboard the base to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Steve Henne, of Marine Spill Response Corp., heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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Drawing shows how sound from the seabed is bounced back to hydrophone.
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Uncontacted Indians  territory in Peru is being
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Uncontacted Indians' territory in Peru is being invaded by oil companies. ©Anon/ Survival
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A Common Guillemot
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A tailing pond.
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Crude Oil Tanker
Crude Oil Tanker
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Tailings pond.
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Public understanding of the difference between Beach advisory and beach closure can make the difference of whether beach rentals stay in business or fold.
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Dry sand from a tailing pond, water is used to remove the oil from the sand. The water and sand which is left over is moved to holding ponds.
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