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Gary McWilliams

U.S. opens probe into Brazilian oil bribery scheme: sources

Feb 19 2019

(Corrects ninth paragraph of Feb. 7 story to say Brazilian prosecutors alleged bribes were paid to Petrobras insiders, not to the company itself)

Exclusive: FBI investigating top Vitol executives in Americas - sources

Feb 13 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON The FBI is investigating energy trading firm Vitol's top two executives in the Americas in connection with a Brazil bribery case, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, deepening the U.S. role in a probe of foreign oil firms' dealings with state-controlled Petrobras.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. Justice Dept opens probe into Brazilian oil bribery scheme -sources

Feb 07 2019

Feb 7 The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a former U.S.-based oil trader for Brazil's Petrobras already charged in his home country with taking part in a corruption scheme involving commodity companies Vitol SA , Glencore PLC and Trafigura AG , according to people familiar with the matter.

Former President George H.W. Bush remembered for role in Cold War, Iraq

Dec 02 2018

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Tributes to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94, poured in from around the world on Saturday as global leaders honored him for his role in helping to end the Cold War and reduce the threat of nuclear annihilation. | Video

Raymond Plank, former CEO of oil explorer Apache, dies at 96

Nov 09 2018

HOUSTON Raymond Plank, who started oil and gas producer Apache Corp in 1954 with two friends and built the Houston-based company into a global energy company and financial innovator, died on Thursday in Wyoming at 96, his family said.

Exxon, Chevron earnings soar on rising U.S. crude prices, output

Nov 02 2018

HOUSTON Earnings for the two largest U.S. oil companies on Friday jumped on higher crude prices and the nation's shale boom, joining big oil rivals in posting sharply higher quarterly profit.

RPT-FOCUS-Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

Oct 18 2018

HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, Oct 17 In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.

RPT-FOCUS-Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

Oct 18 2018

HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, Oct 17 In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.

Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

Oct 18 2018

HOUSTON/SINGAPORE In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.

FOCUS-Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

Oct 17 2018

HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, Oct 17 In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.

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