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  • LONDON/ PARIS, April 28- BP and Total reported higher than expected profits on Tuesday thanks to steep increases in profits from refining, showing the resilience of global oil firms in the face of slumping oil prices. At Europe's largest refiner Total, adjusted net operating income from refining and chemicals more than tripled from the first quarter last year to...

  • Groups want review of Shell's Arctic regulatory filings Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling. The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law...

  • LONDON, April 27- Britain's warning to potential suitors of BP is a sign of the oil major's vulnerability to a takeover bid and that a more politically palatable tie-up with Royal Dutch Shell no longer seems to be an option, banking and industry sources said. Despite championing a laissez-faire policy towards takeover deals, Britain has always had a special...

  • COLUMN-BP must remain British, says Whitehall: Kemp Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    But the company's identity remains complicated, at once BP and British Petroleum, part of Britain's establishment but also a footloose international oil major with operations around the world. Much more than Royal Dutch Shell, with its historical link to the Netherlands, BP is Britain's national oil company and bears with it the country's hopes for a major...

  • TOKYO/ ABU DHABI, April 27- Japan's Inpex Corp became the first Asian oil company to get a stake in a new 40- year onshore oil concession in Abu Dhabi, joining France's Total in developing the United Arab Emirates' biggest oilfields. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company said on Monday it had granted Inpex a 5 percent stake in the new concession. The Inpex concession gives...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- Royal Dutch Shell Plc has taken into account the risks presented by the Petrobras graft scandal to its expanding operations in Brazil and is confident the Brazilian state-run oil company will emerge stronger, Shell's CEO said on Thursday. Van Beurden briefed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for 1-1/ 2 hours on Thursday on his company's...

  • *Statoil cutting less in capex than any other major. OSLO, April 23- Norway's Statoil is cutting investments less than any other oil major this year, positioning for a crude price recovery but taking a risk should the slump be protracted. We are either euphoric or depressed, " Statoil Chief Economist Eirik Waerness said.

  • Cramer Remix: Here's the winner of the Web! Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer declares the search is over for the best online stock.

  • Cramer's epic Earth Day green energy plays Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Solar panel instalation

    Jim Cramer honored Earth Day by prepping investors on his take for the best plays in the alternative energy space.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • The world's most important oil producer is now ... Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    An oil well in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    US oil companies have quickly become the new swing factor in the oil market. How they react to the crash will be key to future oil prices.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 20- Nothing shows the changing nature of the global liquefied natural gas market than the creation of super-sized producers and buyers. The $70 billion merger of Royal Dutch Shell and BG and the joint fuel procurement venture between Japan's top utilities, Tokyo Electric Power Co and Chubu Electric Power Co, are flip sides of the...

  • India issues fresh tax notice to Vodafone - report Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 2:55 AM ET

    MUMBAI, April 19- Indian tax authorities have issued a fresh notice to Vodafone Group Plc seeking re-assessment of tax returns for assessment year 2009-2010, news channel ET Now reported on Saturday citing sources familiar with the development. The government in January said it would not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone in a long-running...

  • *Exxon Mobil front-runner for Mozambique LNG stake-sources. MILAN/ LONDON/ SINGAPORE, April 16- Anadarko Petroleum is considering selling its multi-billion dollar stake in Mozambique's giant gas reserves, with Exxon Mobil and Qatar Petroleum both showing interest, banking and industry sources said. The world's largest oil firm has been expected to follow...

  • Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    PORT ANGELES, Wash.— Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included being boarded by Greenpeace activists. Eric Ross of Shell No Action Coalition says kayakers are training for a "festival of resistance" in Seattle on May 16-18.

  • SAO PAULO, April 15- Cosan Ltd, the holding company that controls Brazil's No. 1 sugar and ethanol producer, is looking for opportunities to invest in the country's energy and infrastructure sectors, Chief Financial Officer Marcelo Martins said on Wednesday. An economic downturn and rising borrowing costs in Brazil have forced Cosan to build up cash, which now...

  • Nokia, miners help European shares reach new 14-year high Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    *Nokia gains after deal, Alcatel-Lucent slips. LONDON, April 15- European shares touched a new 14- year high on Wednesday, with Nokia gaining after agreeing to buy rival telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, and firmer oil and metals prices boosting energy and mining stocks. Shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil and BP rose 0.8 to 2.4 percent.

  • OSLO, April 15- Norway's oil fund, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, said on Wednesday it would back a proposal from shareholders of BP and Royal Dutch Shell for further information from the companies on risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The $885 billion Fund, which invests revenues from Norway's offshore oil and gas production,...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 14- The Dutch government said it would immediately implement a court order to halt production in part of Europe's largest gas field after a ruling that raised industry concerns of further output curbs because of safety fears over earthquakes. In a preliminary ruling on Tuesday, the Council of State ordered the government to a halt production...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 14- A Dutch court halted production in part of Europe's largest gas field in the province of Groningen, raising industry concerns that further curbs could be ordered because of safety fears over earthquakes. In a preliminary ruling on Tuesday, the Council of State said it would order a halt to production around the village of Loppersum in the...