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  1. Total hosts climate talks with big oil companies

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    Fri, 22 May 2015

    PARIS (Reuters) - French oil major Total is hosting a meeting of the world's biggest oil companies over the sector's action plan ahead of U.N. climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.

  2. RPT-Flood of new cash sustains US oil firms; energy dealmakers gripe

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    HOUSTON, May 20 (Reuters) - U.S. oil companies , still smarting from the crude price rout, are attracting a wave of new investment from unlikely sources - hedge funds and private equity firms flocking to the energy market for the first time to bet on a rebound.

  3. Flood of new cash sustains US oil firms; energy dealmakers gripe

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    HOUSTON, May 20 (Reuters) - U.S. oil companies , still smarting from the crude price rout, are attracting a wave of new investment from unlikely sources - hedge funds and private equity firms flocking to the energy market for the first time to bet on a rebound.

  4. AFRICA BUSINESS-Angola's blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming

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    Tue, 19 May 2015

    CAXITO, Angola, May 19 (Reuters) - After decades of civil war destroyed Angola's fertile farmland and a booming oil industry pushed out all other commerce, Santa Rodrigo wondered how she could ever bring up her five children in the poverty that surrounded them.

  5. Goldman cuts crude outlook and oil company forecasts

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    Mon, 18 May 2015

    (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs has cut its long-term crude oil price forecasts and recommended investors sell shares in two major oil companies , saying that improved U.S. shale efficiency and higher production from OPEC will more than cover future demand.

  6. California environmentalists ask court to halt oil industry water rules

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California environmentalists on Thursday asked a Superior Court judge to vacate new regulations governing the disposal of water produced by oil drilling, saying they do not move quickly enough to protect water supplies in the drought-ravaged state.

  7. CORRECTED- Oil industry challenges U.S. train safety rules in court -NYT

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. oil industry group has launched a legal challenge to federal rules aimed at tightening safety standards in oil-by-train transport, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

  8. Brazil president says to maintain oil rules, national content

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Thursday that her government will maintain rules that mandate production-sharing contracts for the country's most promising areas and high national content requirements for the oil industry .

  9. Oil industry challenges U.S. train safety rules in court -NYT

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    Tue, 12 May 2015

    WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. oil industry group has launched a legal challenge to federal rules aimed at tightening safety standards in oil-by-train transport, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

  10. Palm sustainability group puts expansion ban on Golden Agri unit

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    Mon, 11 May 2015

    JAKARTA, May 11 (Reuters) - A palm oil industry body has ordered a unit of one of the world's major producers to stop buying or developing new plantations in Indonesia, in a dispute seen as a test case on expansion by agribusiness firms versus local land rights.

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