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Apr 20, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

The consortium behind the Shah Deniz natural gas field in Azerbaijan announced this week it was ready to move ahead with Front End Engineering and Design. That means the…

WestLB is the First Bank to Refuse Finance to Offshore Oil Rigs in the Arctic

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Apr 20, 2012 at 17:35 | Mark Nicholls

WestLB will not provide finance to any offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, according to a new environmental policy that is understood to be the first of its…

The Problem with Banning Oil Speculation

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Apr 20, 2012 at 17:33 | James Hamilton

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Apr 20, 2012 at 07:33 | John Daly

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