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  • *World's biggest tugboat operator eyes growth in Africa. COPENHAGEN, Sept 29- Denmark's Svitzer, the world's biggest tugboat operator, plans to expand in Africa and focus on long-term contracts with oil companies to offset tough trading in its main Australian and European markets, its chief executive told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations. Washington extended sanctions on Russia last week over its aggression in Ukraine.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 19- Canada's oil sands industry is shrugging off declining world oil prices as some of the world's highest-cost producers find a cushion in strong demand and a weakened domestic currency.

  • Sources say Exxon Mobil has put its Torrance, Calif. refinery on the block, due to the state's tough environmental standards.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Frustrated by what he describes as a lack of political courage, a former president of the U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell takes center stage in a new documentary film that makes the case for using alternative fuels in cars.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- British financial markets rose and a collective sigh of relief echoed across the investment and business community on Friday after a Scottish vote against independence averted the deep uncertainty a United Kingdom break-up would have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- British financial markets rose and a collective sigh of relief echoed across the investment and business community on Friday after a Scottish vote against independence averted the deep uncertainty a United Kingdom break-up would have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Investors in British financial markets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, after a Scottish vote against independence spared them prolonged and unprecedented uncertainty that a break up of the United Kingdom might have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 17- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA must accept Brazil's state-run Petrobras as a partner in their Gato do Mato offshore oil prospect under new Brazilian law, the country's top oil regulator said Wednesday, a move that could strip Shell of operational control of the resource. She spoke at an oil industry event in Rio de Janeiro.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 17- Argentina's federal government said on Wednesday it had reached a preliminary agreement with provinces on reforms to overhaul energy regulations and improve incentives to lure the foreign investors needed to develop its vast shale oil and gas reserves.

  • Iraq's oil output revival at stake for want of water Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    DUBAI, Sept 17- A lack of water threatens Iraq's plans to raise its oil output, boost its stumbling economy and become a leading producer in the region after Saudi Arabia. A multi-billion dollar common seawater injection scheme designed to boost production from the giant export oilfields in Iraq's south is snarled up in red tape and acrimony.

  • Why Scottish nationalists' wager on energy is risky Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Scottish nationalists argue that being governed from London has deprived their country of Britain's oil fields' wealth. The New York Times reports.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 16- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's U.S. subsidiary Shell Oil Co and the company's Motiva Enterprises joint-venture with Saudi Aramco have agreed to pay $4.5 million in back overtime wages to 2,677 current and former employees, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Tuesday.

  • Sept 15- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, is preparing to auction its 24 percent stake in the Clair oilfield in the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported on Monday. The oilfield has an estimated 8 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest hydrocarbon resource in Europe, according to oil major BP Plc's website.

  • *Gazprom Neft sticks to plans at the field, by 2020 as a whole. PRIRAZLOMNAYA OIL PLATFORM, Russia, Sept 15- G azprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian state gas company Gazprom, may turn to alternative equipment providers to meet production targets at its Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Arctic, after Western sanctions restricted access to existing suppliers.

  • Strange bedfellows: Solar power meets oil drilling Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    A company that uses solar energy to recover crude has scored financing from some big oil players, highlighting a growing niche of exploration.

  • Russia sanctions to stall Exxon’s Arctic oil plans Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Exxon Mobil’s ambitions in Russia appear to have been dashed, at least until the Ukraine crisis is resolved. The NYT reports.

  • Some companies profit as Brazil struggles to secure power Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Sept 11- A small group of energy companies in Brazil are increasing revenues at a time when the country is grappling with its worst power crisis in more than a decade, taking advantage of sky-high prices to sell electricity in the spot market.

  • *Standard Life, RBS rally after latest opinion poll. LONDON, Sept 11- European shares edged higher on Thursday, with Scottish-exposed companies such as Standard Life, SSE and Royal Bank of Scotland rallying after a poll suggested voters in Scotland would reject independence in next week's referendum.

  • Cramer goes behind oil’s dramatic decline Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Why is oil down so much? And should you pare down on your energy holdings?