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WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Justice Department filed a joint lawsuit with Arkansas on Thursday against oil producer Exxon Mobil Corp over the pipeline spill in March of thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil in a suburban neighborhood. Arkansas is seeking civil penalties for alleged violations of state waste and pollution laws.
June 7- No pilot was required when the Aeryon Scout took off into the leaden skies of Alaska to inspect a stretch of oil pipeline. The 20- minute test flight, conducted by BP Plc last fall, was a glimpse of a future where oil and gas companies in the Arctic can rely on unmanned aircraft to detect pipeline faults, at a fraction of the cost of piloted helicopter flights.
*OPEC members leave output target unchanged. NEW YORK, May 31- Oil prices fell sharply on both sides of the Atlantic late on Friday, pulled down by declines in major U.S. equity indices, large supplies, a weak demand outlook, and by technical selling that developed when support levels were pierced.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 31- Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic extended sharp losses on Friday after a key Canadian crude pipeline resumed service, underscoring ballooning supplies in a market with tepid demand and a weak economic outlook.
*Gold shares climb after bullion price gains. TORONTO, May 27- Shares in a pharmaceutical company making a big buy surged for a second straight session and the rising price of gold helped beaten-down miners bounce higher in low-volume trade on Canada's main stock index on Monday.
The State Department posted about 100,000 comments late on Thursday and plans to release sets of a similar number each week, a process that will take about three months. "This marks the first time the Department has made all individual comments on a Presidential permit application available to the public," a State Department release said.
WASHINGTON, May 22- The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada- to- Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.
NEW YORK, May 22- A casual observer familiar with the Keystone XL saga would think the United States was making it very hard to build any oil sands-related pipelines.
WASHINGTON, May 21- The White House has threatened to veto legislation pending in the U.S House of Representatives that could strip from President Barack Obama the authority to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The full U.S. House of Representatives will soon begin debate on a bill to approve the Canada- to-Nebraska Keystone XL oil pipeline, a lawmaker said on Thursday after his panel advanced the measure.
SINGAPORE, May 15- U.S. crude futures held steady above $94 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday, snapping the longest losing streak since early-December on rising supplies amid slowing demand growth. U.S. oil gained 9 cents to $94.30 a barrel by 0038 GMT, after ending 96 cents down.
NEW YORK, May 14- Brent crude oil prices fell on Tuesday after a global energy watchdog described world supplies as "comfortable" and analysts forecast a continued build in the U.S. crude inventory, while gasoline rose 1 percent on expected inventory draws ahead of the summer driving season.
The Obama administration is unlikely to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline anytime soon as it weighs the project's impact on the environment and on energy security.
The State Department is nominally in charge of making a final decision on TransCanada Corp's proposed project, which would help link Alberta's oil sands with refineries and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast, because the pipeline would cross the national border.
May 8- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, said on Wednesday it is still hoping for speedy regulatory approval for a planned expansion of an oil pipeline to the United States despite the prolonged delays faced by the rival Keystone XL line.
A survey showing a rebound in supply from OPEC producers in April further pressured prices a day after they had rallied up to $104.
SINGAPORE, April 29- U.S. crude futures slipped for the second straight session on Monday after data showed the U.S. economy grew less than expected in the first quarter, stoking concern over the prospects for demand in the world's top oil consumer. *U.S. crude for June delivery dropped 36 cents to $92.64 a barrel.
April 26- TransCanada Corp's 400,000 barrel per day Keystone Marketlink pipeline between Cushing, Oklahoma, and Port Arthur, Texas is on target to begin commercial operations in December of this year, the company said on Friday.
April 26- TransCanada Corp's 400,000 barrel per day Keystone Marketlink pipeline between Cushing, Oklahoma, and the Texas Gulf Coast is expected to begin commercial operations in December of this year, the company said in a filing with U.S. regulators.
*Price for Alberta oil has dropped on supply problems. OTTAWA, April 26- Canada's oil-producing province of Alberta, trying to deal with a lack of pipeline capacity to the Pacific Coast and the United States, is mulling the idea of building a line north to an Arctic port, the province's energy minister said on Friday.