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B. 2014-12-26 US city sues Petrobras for corruption Providence, Rhode Island, New England
C. 2014-11-14 Police arrest 18 in Petrobras raids Brazil
D. 2014-09-06 Ex-Petrobras director Paulo Roberto Costa claims corruption Brazil
4. 2014-05-15 Galapagos in 'emergency' over stranded petrol tanker Galapagos, Ecuador
F. 2013-08-16 Ecuador approves Amazon oil drilling Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
2012-08-31 Fire-hit Venezuela plant reopens Amuay, Venezuela
7. 2012-08-28 Third oil tank bursts into flames at Venezuela refinery Amuay, Venezuela
8. 2012-08-26 Fires burn at Venezuela refinery Falcon, Venezuela
J. 2012-03-17 Brazil to file charges on Chevron Brazil

Bolivia reverses fuel prices hike Ecuadorean threat to oil giants Falklands blow for UK oil company Map of Falklands  The shares in Desire Petroleum drilling for oil off the Falkand islands halved, after it revealed the existing supply may not be commercially viable Oil drilling set to start off Falkland islands. United Kingdom Chavez seizes oil service firms. Venezuela   Chavez cuts budget over oil price  Venezuela: President Chavez has unveiled a series of measures to offset falling oil revenues that account for about 50% of the national budget Colombia freezes fuel prices Oil row brings down cabinet. Peru   Leaders warn on biofuels and food  UN: Bolivian President Morales and President Garcia of Peru have issued warnings about the effects of biofuel production on food supplies Exxon Mobil cut off from Venezuela's oil  Venezuela's state oil company has stopped selling crude to Exxon Mobil Corp. in response to the U.S. oil company's drive to use the courts   Chavez proposes oil barter scheme
US city sues Petrobras for corruption   New England: The US city of Providence, Rhode Island is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scan... Police arrest 18 in Petrobras raids  Brazil: Brazilian police have carried out a series of raids and arrested 18 people as part of a corruption investigation into the state-run oil firm... Ex-Petrobras director Paulo Roberto Costa claims corruption  Brazil: An ex-director of Brazil's state-run oil company has accused more than 40 politicians of involvement in a kickback scheme over the past deca...   Galapagos in 'emergency' over stranded petrol tanker   Ecuador: Ecuador has declared an emergency in the islands, saying that a tanker which ran aground still poses a threat to the archipelago's fragile e... Ecuador approves Amazon oil drilling   Ecuador has abandoned a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to drill for oil in previously untouched parts of Yasuni National...   Fire-hit Venezuela plant reopens Map of Amuay Venezuela  Venezuela's largest oil refinery has resumed production after a massive blast killed 42 people last week, state oil company PDVSA says   Third oil tank bursts into flames at Venezuela refinery   A third oil tank has burst into flames at Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery while another has been extinguished   Fires burn at Venezuela refinery   Fires continue to burn at Amuay, an oil refinery in Venezuela, the site of a deadly explosion early on Saturday Brazil to file charges on Chevron  Brazilian prosecutors will bring criminal charges against 17 executives from the oil company and drilling contractor Transocean after a new... Chevron appeals $8.6 billion ruling  Ecuador: Chevron filed an appeal with Ecuador's National Court to review a ruling that it must pay billions of dollars in damages for oil pollution in... Ecuador upholds Chevron oil fine Venezuela to pay ExxonMobil $255 million Chevron appeals over Amazon fine. San Francisco Bay Area Huge fine in Amazon pollution case

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  Ecuador: A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region

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  Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez has said Central American and Caribbean states could pay for oil with services or products like bananas and sugar

  A huge offshore discovery could raise Brazil's petroleum reserves by 40% and boost the country into the ranks of the world's major exporters
Jun.25 US firms 'reject' Venezuela deal  Conoco Phillips and Exxon Mobil have reportedly rejected a deal that would keep them working in Venezuela's most important reserve

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Dec.19 Oil execs defy court order, stay off job  Venezuela: Dissident executives of state-owned company defied a Supreme Court ruling to immediately return to work Dec.18 Strike strangles oil exports
  Venezuela: Opposition demonstrators blocked major highways and roads, paralyzing parts of the capital

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Apr.16 Rebels kidnap oil workers  Colombia: Nearly 100 employees of the US oil company Occidental Petroleum kidnapped by National Liberation Army Mar.20 World's biggest oil rig sinks
  Rio de Janeiro: The explosion knocked out a supporting pillar, and the platform tilted and sank in just a few minutes
Mar.17 Rush to save slowly sinking oil rig  Rio de Janeiro: State oil giant stepped up efforts to prevent environmental damage after blasts killed 10 workers

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