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Major Oil Companies Fund Nigeria's $200 Million Fuel Imports

Nigeria is suffering from fuel shortages as well as lack of hard currency. Four major oil companies agreed to finance the country’s $200 million fuel import along with the lack of the dollars to sustain the country’s fuel needs.

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Shell Q4 earnings fall 44%; confirms job cuts

Royal Dutch Shell said that its profit for the fourth quarter dropped 44% as the price of the crude oil tumble. The UK-based oil firm also confirmed that it is trimming 10,000 jobs, a move to reduce its costs.

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Major oil firms have biggest war chests for takeovers

The continuous oil price fall is one side of the coin. The other side is showing rosy picture as six major oil companies have more than enough funds to snap up competitors. It's estimated that world's top six listed oil companies have over $0.5 trillion in stocks and cash enough to fund takeovers plans. ExxonMobil lead the pack, while Chevron, BP Plc, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total are in the top-six positions.

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U.S. refinery strike affects one-fifth of national capacity

The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines.

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Oil rallies as bullish signals promise second weekly gain

Crude oil traded $2 higher before paring gains on Friday, on track for a second weekly increase, as chaos in Libya and stronger economic signals from the United States helped futures rebound from near-six-year lows.

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Workers strike for second day at nine U.S. oil, chemical plants

Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants in an attempt to force oil companies to sign a new national contract covering laborers at 63 plants.

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Deadline passes in U.S. refinery workers contract talks

Union leaders and oil companies were unable to agree on a new labor accord on Saturday for workers at 63 U.S. refineries as a deadline passed that could lead to a strike.

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Thailand's PTT not bidding for Shell's petrol stations in Australia -official

A senior official from Thailand's state-owned petroleum company PTT on Thursday denied a media report saying that it was bidding for Royal Dutch Shell's service stations in Australia. Shell is selling its 900 petrol stations and an oil refinery in the country for A$3 billion.

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Shell, BP mulling over sale of oil refineries, petrol stations in Australia

Petroleum companies Royal Dutch Shell and BP are reportedly looking to sell its oil refineries and petrol stations in Australia to generate cash for their energy production business segments. Chevron Corp. reportedly may follow suit and exit its service stations in the country.

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Royal Dutch Shell renews option to buy Pennsylvania land for proposed $2 billion ethylene plant

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday announced that it has renewed an option to buy land in Monaca,Pennsylvania owned by metal-processing company Horsehead Holding Corp. Shell has a $2 billion ethylene plant building proposal for the said site.

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U.S. expands China hiring probe to Morgan Stanley

The U.S. Justice Department is probing Morgan Stanley for its hiring practices in China. The move comes as U.S. authorities expand their investigation into whether banks' hiring of politically connected Chinese employees may have breached U.S. bribery laws.

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