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Mexico's president nods to environment but favors state energy firms

On the campaign trail two years ago, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to meet Mexico's commitments on combating global warming and discussed moving the oil-producing nation away from fossil fuels with leading environmentalists, like former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
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Police arrest 33 protesters opposing gas pipe, Vancouver port closure ends

Canadian police have arrested 33 people, ending the closure of Vancouver ports in British Columbia province by indigenous protesters opposing the construction of Coastal GasLink pipeline.

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Climate

Norway court to rule in Arctic oil drilling case

An Oslo appeals court will on Thursday rule on a lawsuit that seeks to stop Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on the grounds that it violates people's right to a healthy environment.

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Toxics

Factbox: IMO 2020 - a major shake-up for oil and shipping

Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from ships will come into effect next year in the biggest shake-up for the oil and shipping industries for decades.

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Toxics

Shell says oil spill contained at Puget Sound, Washington refinery dock

An oil spill was contained at the Shell Puget Sound, Washington refinery's dock on Fidalgo Bay late on Friday, the company said in a statement on Saturday.

Climate

Keystone oil pipeline expected to be partially restarted early next week: Sources

TC Energy Corp estimates the Keystone oil pipeline can be partially restarted anytime from Sunday to Tuesday, pending regulatory approval, after a more than 9,000-barrel leak in rural North Dakota, shippers on the line said on Thursday.

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Energy

'No proof' Greek vessel activity led to oil leak off Brazil coast: ship manager

The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country's coast has found "no proof" of the vessel conducting activities that may have led to leaks on a journey between Venezuela and Malaysia.

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Energy

Oil spill may be worst environmental 'attack' in Brazil's history: Petrobras CEO

Oil slicks washing up on beaches along more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) of Brazil's northeast coastline could be the worst environmental "attack" in the country's history, the chief executive of state-run oil giant Petrobras says.

Toxics

China's ocean waste surges 27% in 2018: Ministry

China dumped a total of 200.7 million cubic meters of waste into its coastal waters in 2018, a 27% rise on the previous year and the highest level in at least a decade, the country's environment ministry said on Tuesday.

Toxics

Russia's Transneft rebukes Rosneft over tainted oil crisis

Russian state-owned pipeline monopoly Transneft criticized oil producer Rosneft on Monday, alleging it had dragged its feet over quality controls and making unsubstantiated damages claims.

Energy

Russian oil flows to Europe partially resume after contamination

Russia has partially resumed oil flows along the Druzhba pipeline, which runs to Eastern Europe and Germany, following contamination last month that buoyed global prices and left refiners in Europe scrambling for supply.

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Climate

Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business.

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Climate

Activist group withdraws resolution challenging Shell climate policy

An activist group said it has withdrawn a shareholder resolution calling on Royal Dutch Shell to change its climate policy after the oil and gas company reached a broad agreement with investors on the issue.

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Citing climate differences, Shell walks away from U.S. refining lobby

Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Tuesday became the first major oil and gas company to announce plans to leave a leading U.S. refining lobby due to disagreement on climate policies, citing its support for the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

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U.S. judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing

A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing.

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