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ExxonMobil to pay further $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement 23 September 2016

US oil major ExxonMobil has agreed to pay $12 million to the state of Montana and the US government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline break in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on September 21....

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French refineries close over labour law strikes 24 May 2016

A strike over new labour laws has spread to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union said on May 23, in an escalating dispute with the government. An estimated 20% of petrol stations across the country have either run dry or are low on supplies, but motorists’ groups say the number affected is in reality much higher....

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Study says Torrance refinery explosion cost California drivers $2.4 billion. 05 May 2016

The February 2015 explosion that closed the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California, cost drivers in the state at least $2.4 billion in higher fuel prices over the following six months, according to a study by the RAND think tank reported by the Daily Breeze....

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Authorities approve restart of ExxonMobil refinery in California 04 April 2016

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) board has authorised a restart of the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance near Los Angeles that was shut after a February 2015 explosion that damaged part of the plant. The board’s final vote, after many hours of public testimony, was three to two in favour....

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Oil giants could face massive claims after New York attorney general probes Exxon Mobil on climate change 10 November 2015

An old statute that gives New York state prosecutors unusually broad authority to prosecute securities fraud could prove a powerful weapon as Attorney General Eric Schneiderman probes Exxon Mobil Corp over whether the oil firm mislead the public and shareholders about the perils of climate change....

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CSB says explosion at California refinery could have been "catastrophic" 02 October 2015

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the federal agency charged with investigating the February 18 explosion and fire at ExxonMobil's Torrance refinery, has said the incident could have had far more serious consequences than the four workers who were injured. A piece of equipment weighing 36 tonnes was thrown more than 30 metres in the blast, landing close to a tank of hydrofluoric acid. ...

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ExxonMobil fined $566,600 by OSHA after blast at Torrance refinery 13 August 2015

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued 19 citations to ExxonMobil Refinery Supply Co. over an explosion at the company’s refinery in Torrance, California, that injured four workers. Cal/OSHA said 18 of the 19 citations stemming from the February 18 blast are classified as serious because they could have caused death or serious injury and is proposing penalties totalling $566,600....

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Netherlands government apologises for gas field earthquakes 03 March 2015

The government of the Netherlands apologised on March 2 for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen. The apology follows a February 18 report by the country's independent Safety Board that found that the government, together with Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon, had put profits before safety in exploiting the Groningen gas field....

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Exxon Mobil refinery explosion in California injures four 19 February 2015

An explosion and fire in a gasoline processing unit at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, California, near Los Angeles slightly injured four workers and shattered windows of surrounding buildings, local authorities said. Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey told local television station KNBC that people who live near the refinery should take stay indoors and keep the windows closed....

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Venezuela says it will pay under $1 bn to Exxon over 2007 nationalisation 16 October 2014

On October 9 the World Bank’s ICSID tribunal awarded Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion compensation for its nationalised assets in Venezuela. The case relates to the 2007 takeover of a large heavy crude project in the Orinoco region by then president Hugo Chavez's government....

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