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Canada’s Nexen oil company shareholders approve Chinese takeover for $15.1 billion


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
CALGARY, CANADA (BNO NEWS) -- Canadian oil and gas company, Nexen Inc., on Thursday announced that its shareholders have approved the proposed takeover by China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC).The Plan of ... Read more...

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26 die in Mexican gas plant blast, fire (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos ... Read more...

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Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

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Venezuela confirms start-up of oil exploration off Cuba


September 6th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Lecheria (Venezuela), Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, has started exploring for oil in deepwater areas off Cuba, Oil and Mining Minister Rafael Ramirez said."It ... Read more...

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Mexico makes large offshore oil find


August 30th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, has made a large deep-water light crude discovery in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of ... Read more...

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Diver keeps Mexico City’s sewage flowing


August 24th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Julio Cesar Cu Camara has turned his diving hobby into an extreme job, keeping Mexico City's vast sewerage system flowing for 29 years."I'm the only ... Read more...

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American braves sharks to swim from Cuba to Florida


August 20th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 20 (IANS) US marathon swimmer Diana Nyad continued to pursue her "Xtreme Dream" to swim across the shark infested waters of the Florida Straits, from Havana, Cuba to ... Read more...

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American braves sharks to swim from Cuba to Florida


August 20th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 20 (IANS) US marathon swimmer Diana Nyad continued to pursue her "Xtreme Dream" to swim across the shark infested waters of the Florida Straits, from Havana, Cuba to ... Read more...

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Algae bloom kills nearly 1 mn fish in Gulf of Mexico


August 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Aug 18 (IANS) Algae bloom, known as red tide, has killed nearly 1 million fish in the Gulf of Mexico, official said.Tens of thousands of dead fish, mostly menhaden, ... Read more...

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Colombian firm makes oil find


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's Ecopetrol and two US joint venture partners have discovered oil and gas at a deep-water well in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Bogota-based firm ... Read more...

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No Russian submarine near US : Pentagon


August 17th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Pentagon Thursday denied media reports that a Russian nuclear submarine cruised unnoticed for several weeks in the Gulf of Mexico near the shores of ... Read more...

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Colombian oil firm to export 12 mn barrels to India


August 16th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombian oil firm Ecopetrol will supply 12 million barrels of crude to a private Indian refining company under a year-long contract worth approximately $1.2 billion, the ... Read more...

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Biggest oil spill kills highest number of dolphins


July 20th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The largest oil spill ever caused the highest number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study.Most troubling to scientists was ... Read more...

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Baldwin loses case against Costner


June 18th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actor Stephen Baldwin has lost a multi-million dollar case against actor Kevin Costner.Baldwin accused Costner of cheating him and his business partner in a deal ... Read more...

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Legal fight between Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin over BP deal for oil spill clean-up device


June 5th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The selection of members of the jury has started on Monday as part of preparations of the trials between the actors over investments in oil-separating centrifuges ... Read more...

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Helicopter crashes near Gulf of Mexico oil rig platform


May 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- A helicopter used to transport workers crashed near an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico on late Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, officials said ... Read more...

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Mexican firm eyeing Cuba offshore oil projects


April 13th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his country's state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, is considering participating and investing in crude and natural gas exploration and production projects ... Read more...

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Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible


March 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Crabs, insects and spiders, hit by the huge 2010 oil spill from the rig Deepwater Horizon, surprisingly recovered within a year if their host plants remained ... Read more...

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BP to pay $7.8 bn to victims of oil spill


March 5th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS/EFE) British oil supermajor BP Plc said it has reached an out-of-court settlement estimated at $7.8 billion with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.In ... Read more...

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BP reaches oil spill deal


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) British oil giant BP has agreed to pay $7.8 billion to American businesses hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Telegraph reported Saturday.The company ... Read more...

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Highlighting Bhopal’s cause through art (With Images)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 2 (IANS) The year he was born saw the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas leak. Some 27 years down the line, he is now trying to ... Read more...

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US to lease out Gulf of Mexico chunk for oil drilling


January 27th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to sell leases for 38 million acres in central Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration to increase domestic energy ... Read more...

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US to explore oil in Gulf of Mexico


January 27th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to lease sites in the Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration.It is expected to generate one billion barrels of oil ... Read more...

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Obama administration vetoes Canada-Texas pipeline


January 19th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The US government said Wednesday it has decided not to give permission for a proposed pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, a project hailed ... Read more...

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US rejects $7 bn oil pipeline project with Canada


January 19th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US has cancelled a $7-billion oil pipeline project with Canada, Xinhua reported.President Barack Obama, in a statement released by the White House, said the "rushed ... Read more...

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Brazil oil giant’s reserves’ rise


January 13th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said its oil and gas reserves rose to 16.41 billion barrels in 2011, up 2.7 percent from the prior year.The ... Read more...

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US to hold major auction of oil and gas leases


December 15th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) The US announced that it will hold a major auction of oil and gas leases in the US Gulf of Mexico.In a statement, the government said ... Read more...

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Colombian oil company to invest $8.48 bn in 2012


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. plans to invest $8.48 billion next year and has set a goal of boosting production to 750,000 barrels of oil ... Read more...

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BP to sell two Gulf of Mexico assets


November 19th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) British oil giant BP has agreed to sell its Pompano and Mica oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico to Stone Energy Offshore, a subsidiary of ... Read more...

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US allows BP to drill new Gulf deepwater wells


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US has approved British oil giant BP's plan to drill new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico.The project would be BP's first such well ... Read more...

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Mexican firm launches LPG auction


October 14th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has opened up a bidding round for LPG contracts in the April 2012 to March 2013 period.The winners ... Read more...

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BP has paid $5 bn to people affected by oil spill


August 24th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) BP Plc. so far has paid $5 billion to people who were affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of ... Read more...

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Man faces 20 years jail for dropping ship’s anchor


August 21st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A cruise ship passenger is facing about 20 years in prison besides an over 151,000 pounds ($250,000) fine for dropping the anchor of the moving ... Read more...

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Bugs made world’s biggest oil slick disappear fast


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) More than a year after the world's biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists. ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil giant to invest $11 bn in Mexico


August 1st, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras, plans to invest $11 billion in oil exploration, production and refining projects in Mexico between now and 2015, an official said.Veracruz ... Read more...

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