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LONDON, Aug 22- Britain announced that energy and mining firms would have to disclose from next year any payments made to governments in countries where they operate as it aims to curb corruption in the natural resources sector.
BP PLC rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $48.27. ConocoPhillips rose$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $80.98. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $99.28.
LA PAZ, Aug 21- Argentina- based Pan American Energy has agreed to accept less than 30 percent of the $1.49 billion it demanded from Bolivia as compensation for the 2009 nationalization of a subsidiary, the Andean nation's state attorney general said on Thursday.
BP PLC rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $48.27. ConocoPhillips rose$. 30 or. 4 percent, to $80.80. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $99.78.
*U.S.- Russia ties soured by Ukraine crisis. MOSCOW, Russia, Aug 21- Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald's restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism.
HOUSTON— A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced Thursday.
JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug 20- Alaskan voters appear to have narrowly upheld a new law that cut taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year for companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp, according to results available on Wednesday.
BP PLC fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $48.19. ConocoPhillips rose$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $80.50. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $99.70.
HOUSTON— BP PLC said Wednesday that it has hired David Lawler as CEO of the oil and gas company's U.S. business, which is gearing up to spin off into its own separate company. Lawler, 46, will join BP on Sept. 15. U.S.-listed shares of London- based BP slipped 14 cents to $48.16 in afternoon trading Wednesday.
BP PLC fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $48.14. ConocoPhillips rose$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $80.24. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $99.34.
LONDON, Aug 20- Oil traders have begun fixing tankers to take North Sea, West African and Arab crudes to South Africa for storage, hoping for a repeat of the multi-million dollar bonanza they reaped in 2008-2009..
BP PLC fell$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $48.03. ConocoPhillips rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $80.27. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $99.32.
JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug 20- Alaska voters looked on track to narrowly uphold a new law that cuts taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year to companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp..
The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. BP PLC submitted the largest number of high bids, winning 27 of the 81 tracts that sold.
BP PLC rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $48.30. ConocoPhillips rose$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $79.91. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 03 or percent, to $99.49.
BP PLC rose$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $48.27. ConocoPhillips rose$. 76 or 1.0 percent, to $80.10. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $99.61.
BP PLC rose$. 51 or 1.1 percent, to $47.90. ConocoPhillips fell $1.28 or 1.6 percent, to $79.34. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 49 or. 5 percent, to $99.52.
MOSCOW, Aug 18- Russian Urals crude weakened for an eight straight trading day on Monday due to weak European refining demand, falling well below $100 a barrel for the first time in a year in a move to increase the pain for Russian state finances amid Western sanctions.
BP PLC rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $47.74. ConocoPhillips fell$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $80.05. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 39 or. 4 percent, to $99.42.
SEATTLE— The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes. The decision was shared with victims' relatives earlier in the day, said Jenny Durkan, the U.S. attorney in Seattle.