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2008-02-27 09:05:00

WASHINGTON -- It has been almost 20 years since the infamous Joseph Hazelwood and the Exxon Valdez loomed large in the nation's consciousness after the allegedly intoxicated captain beached the supertanker on the rocks of Prince William Sound in Alaska, dumping millions of gallons of oil into the sea. But it's just this week that a case arising from the massive oil spill reaches the Supreme Court. You can blame the twisted path high-stakes civil litigation takes in this country or even an...

2006-09-01 00:40:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. and Alaskan authorities on Thursday demanded $92.2 million from Exxon Mobil for environmental damages linked to the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident. The Alaska Department of Law and the U.S. Department of Justice made the demand for environmental damage not covered in a 1991 $900 million settlement with Exxon. The 1991 settlement allowed the state and federal government to seek additional damages not foreseen at the time of the settlement. The agencies had until...

2006-08-31 20:52:35

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. and Alaskan authorities on Thursday demanded $92.2 million from Exxon Mobil for environmental damages linked to the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident. The Alaska Department of Law and the U.S. Department of Justice made the demand for environmental damage not covered in a 1991 $900 million settlement with Exxon. The 1991 settlement allowed the state and federal government to seek additional damages not foreseen at the time of the settlement. The agencies...

2006-08-31 20:59:24

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. and Alaskan authorities on Thursday demanded $92.2 million from Exxon Mobil for environmental damages linked to the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident. The Alaska Department of Law and the U.S. Department of Justice made the demand for environmental damage not covered in a 1991 $900 million settlement with Exxon. The 1991 settlement allowed the state and federal government to seek additional damages not foreseen at the time of the settlement. The agencies...

2006-05-24 12:25:13

Please read in first paragraph, "...the Trans-Alaska Pipeline..." instead of "...the Transatlantic Pipeline..." A corrected version follows. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities are investigating reports of improper repairs made to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline by employees of oil companies that own the pipeline, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The 800-mile pipeline is run by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co, formed by BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips The...

2006-03-24 21:55:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi SEATTLE -- Fishermen whose livelihoods were devastated by the Exxon Valdez spill urged Exxon Mobil on the 17th anniversary of the accident on Friday to pay a $4.5 billion penalty that has been mired in a legal dispute. The punitive damage ruling -- originally $5 billion in 1994 and assessed at its current level in 2004 -- has been the subject of a decade-long legal battle between Exxon Mobil Corp. and 32,000 fishermen, Alaska natives and property owners who were awarded...

2006-02-02 15:50:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An oil tanker carrying nearly 5 million gallons of oil and gasoline was struck by an ice floe and ran aground while loading oil products at an Alaska refinery on Thursday, causing a spill, a state official and the refining company said. "At this time we do not have an estimate as to the amount of product released," refinery owner Tesoro Corp. said in a statement. The Tesoro-chartered double-hulled tanker, the Seabulk Pride, was loading heavy...

2006-01-26 19:06:35

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Nearly 17 years after the Exxon Valdez supertanker grounded on a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, its environmental impact and the legal battle over compensation still haunt the area. Pockets of relatively fresh Exxon Valdez oil remain on shorelines as distant as Katmai National Park, about 300 miles from the site where the supertanker disgorged 11 million gallons of crude oil, according to government scientists who presented their...

2005-10-21 14:12:54

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A part of Alaska best known for its abundant fish could become the state's newest oil and gas frontier, if Gov. Frank Murkowski and at least one major energy company have their way. The Bristol Bay region in southwestern Alaska, site of the world's biggest sockeye salmon runs, rich crab fisheries and other lucrative seafood harvests, could join the North Slope and Cook Inlet to become the state's third energy-producing province,...

2005-08-04 15:55:48

s NEW YORK (Reuters) - Environmental groups expressed guarded optimism on Thursday that the management succession at Exxon Mobil Corp. may lead the oil company to taking a proactive role in protecting the planet. But the fact that the heir apparent has the full support of the financial community, which expects him to run the company in the same way as his predecessor, has some critics of Exxon dismissing the chances of any real change. Exxon, the world's largest public oil company, said...


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