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  • HSBC Shares Unruffled by Surprise Activist Assault Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 8:31 AM ET

    Shares in HSBC Holdings were untroubled on Friday after a surprise late-night assault from activist investor Knight Vinke, as analysts said Europe's biggest bank was already working to address shareholder worries.

  • Total Cuts Output Target, Blames Higher Oil Prices Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:44 AM ET

    French oil major Total has trimmed its average annual hydrocarbon output growth target for 2006-2010, blaming the impact of rising oil prices on some of its production-sharing agreements and project delays.

  • Kazakhstan Seeks $10 Billion Over Oilfield Delay Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 7:49 AM ET

    Kazakhstan wants "more than $10 billion" from an Eni-led consortium in compensation for delays in developing the Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian Sea, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Green Groups Seek Freeze on Canada Arctic Pipelines Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 3:33 PM ET

    Regulators should slap a moratorium on pipelines in Canada's North because governments and oil companies have not planned for long-term environmental impacts, a green-group representative said Thursday.

  • Shell, Dow in Talks on Iraq Chemical Plant Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 1:36 PM ET
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    Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Dow Chemical are in talks with the Iraqi government to renovate and expand a chemical plant in southern Iraq at a cost of up to $2.1 billion, the Iraqi industry minister said.

  • Oil finished above $71 a barrel on Friday, buoyed partly by strong gains in gasoline futures in New York.

  • Oil Nears 8-Week Lows on Economic Slowdown Concerns Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 1:11 PM ET

    Oil prices hovered near eight-week lows Thursday as traders tried to decide if the risk of an economic slump dampening demand is bigger than potential threats to supplies.

  • Woodside Petroleum, Australia's largest independent oil and gas producer, reported a 10.6% rise in first-half net profit on Wednesday, due to higher output, and reaffirmed its 2007 production forecast.

  • Exxon Mobil Delays Work on Louisiana Gasoline Unit Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 2:49 PM ET

    Exxon Mobil has delayed work on the 71,600 barrel per day gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 188,160 barrel per day refinery in Chalmette, La., trade sources said on Tuesday.

  • Kazakhstan threatened on Tuesday to revoke an Eni-led consortium's permit to exploit the giant offshore Kashagan oilfield due to environmental law violations.

  • Gulf Oil Companies Brace for Hurricane Dean Sunday, 19 Aug 2007 | 1:15 PM ET

    Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas producers were evacuating offshore workers and shutting small amounts of production over the weekend as they watched powerful Hurricane Dean storm across the Caribbean Sea toward an entry into the Gulf next week.

  • Hurricane Dean Spurs More Offshore Oil Evacuations Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    Energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico stepped up evacuations of workers Friday ahead of the first Atlantic hurricane of 2007, even as most revised forecasts showed the storm missing oil and gas installations.

  • Oil Jumps on Fed Discount Rate Cut, Hurricane Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    Oil prices jumped Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate to calm financial markets and on concerns Hurricane Dean could hit Gulf of Mexico installations.

  • A fire broke out Thursday at Chevron's largest U.S. refinery in Pascagoula, Miss., but authorities said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

  • Shell Shuts Wells, Starts Evacuations in U.S. Gulf Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 6:24 PM ET

    Shell Oil was pulling nonessential workers from the western U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday as the company prepared to shut in 5 million cubic feet of natural gas production off the south Texas coast, the company said.

  • Bob Pisani on the floor of the NYSE.

    Things are a bit calmer today: volatility much lower, volume still heavy, but not as heavy as last 6 or 7 days. Three stocks advancing for every two declining.

  • Shell Sells Oil Refineries, Gas Stakes for $2.5 Billion Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell sold three French oil refineries and gas field stakes in Norway for $2.5 billion on Thursday, pressing ahead with its strategy to divest lower-returning assets.

  • Total's Second-Quarter Profit Little Changed Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 7:16 AM ET

    Oil company Total said Thurdsay that second-quarter net profit was little changed as improved refinery margins failed to offset the weaker dollar.

  • Marathon to Buy Western Oil Sands for $5.56 Billion Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 2:37 PM ET

    Marathon Oil said Tuesday it agreed to buy Canada's Western Oil Sands Inc. for about $5.56 billion, giving the U.S. oil company a foothold in one of the world's most promising streams of new crude oil.

  • Shell Second-Quarter Profit Jumps as Refining Shines Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 8:57 AM ET
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    Royal Dutch Shell bucked an industry-wide trend of falling earnings on Thursday, posting a 20% rise in second-quarter profits to $7.556 billion, as fat refining margins helped outweigh lower output.