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AMSTERDAM - Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Tuesday it plans to divert liquefied natural gas and fuel oil to Japan to help replace energy sources damaged in last week's earthquake and tsunami.


Oil prices slumped below $98 a barrel Tuesday as traders braced for the worst in Japan, where a third explosion in as many days at an earthquake-damaged nuclear plant triggered a radiation leak.


Oil and Gas Headlines

International Energy Agency says Libyan oil exports halted, production down to a 'trickle' (Post, March 15, 2011; 8:34 AM)

Oil falls to near $99 as radiation leak at Japanese nuclear plant spooks investors (Post, March 15, 2011; 4:38 AM)

As Fed faces widening risks, it aims to guard against inflation while also fostering growth (Post, March 14, 2011; 4:20 PM)

Increase in oil revenue amid unrest in Arab world gives Russia some breathing room (Post, March 21, 2011; 10:10 AM)

Increase in oil revenue amid unrest in Arab world gives Russia some breathing room (Post, March 13, 2011; 5:36 PM)

Obama keeps his eye on independent voters (Post, March 12, 2011; 11:45 PM)

Spike in gas prices offsetting U.S. tax cut, Obama says (Post, March 11, 2011; 7:12 PM)

Conventional gas-powered cars starting to match hybrids in fuel efficiency (Post, March 9, 2011; 8:56 PM)

Democratic lawmakers urge Obama to tap oil reserve (Post, March 7, 2011; 9:47 PM)

Oil soars to more than $100 on Libyan unrest (Post, March 2, 2011; 10:50 PM)

Fed will respond if oil prices trigger inflation, Bernanke says (Post, March 2, 2011; 12:00 AM)

Despite sanctions, Libya holds extensive reserves (Post, March 1, 2011; 8:35 PM)

Rising fuel prices putting everyone in a bind (Post, February 27, 2011; 8:28 PM)

Prices of crude oil and gasoline rise as violence in Libya upsets markets (Post, February 25, 2011; 12:20 AM)

Crisis in Libya rocks world's financial markets, boosts crude-oil prices (Post, February 22, 2011; 9:10 PM)

Oil spill report lays much blame on BP, who knew of Halliburton weaknesses (Post, February 17, 2011; 10:35 PM)

Suit alleges BP cut back on safety before oil spill (Post, February 15, 2011; 1:03 PM)

Three books on the gulf oil spill (By Steven Mufson, February 11, 2011; 7:59 PM)

Reminder from Egypt: The age of oil isn't going away (By Robert J. Samuelson, February 6, 2011)

BP announces changes aimed at helping cover costs from gulf oil spill (Post, February 1, 2011; 8:57 PM)

Exxon Mobil's profit soars, along with crude oil prices (Post, January 31, 2011; 8:13 PM)

Switch to geothermal energy improves heating and cooling, and saves money (Post, January 31, 2011; 6:19 PM)

Crisis in Egypt spurs fears of impact on global economy (Post, February 1, 2011; 12:00 AM)

Great Plains oil pipeline plan sparks grass-roots activism, high-stakes lobbying (Post, January 23, 2011; 10:59 PM)

Interior Dept. unveils two agencies to oversee offshore drilling, safety (Post, January 19, 2011; 6:49 PM)

Oil spill panel calls for tighter federal rules, new fees for drilling (Post, January 11, 2011; 9:16 PM)

BP, Transocean, Halliburton blamed by presidential Gulf oil spill commission (Post, January 6, 2011; 12:00 AM)

When oil prices rise, Russia has freedom over a barrel (By Anne Applebaum, January 4, 2011)

Coal's burnout: Have investors moved on to cleaner energy sources? (Post, January 1, 2011; 5:42 PM)

Huge natural gas field discovered off Israel's shore (Post, December 30, 2010; 10:01 PM)

BP, 8 other firms sued by Justice Dept. over gulf oil spill (Post, December 15, 2010; 8:18 PM)

Afghan government awards oil contract in first phase of revenue-generation plan (Post, December 13, 2010; 2:14 PM)

Crude oil prices push toward $90 a barrel (Post, December 10, 2010; 8:37 PM)

BP lawyers say Gulf of Mexico oil spill size is overestimated by government (Post, December 3, 2010; 10:17 PM)

Administration reverses offshore drilling policy in eastern gulf, Atlantic (Post, December 2, 2010; 12:00 AM)

BP to sell $7.06 billion in Argentina assets to help cover gulf oil spill costs (Post, November 28, 2010; 6:43 PM)

'Culture of complacency' at BP set stage for oil spill, commission chief says (Post, November 9, 2010; 9:09 PM)

Money concerns didn't drive Deepwater Horizon decisions, panel counsel says (Post, November 8, 2010; 8:56 PM)

Extensive corrosion threatens BP pipelines in Alaska, risking explosions, spills (Post, November 2, 2010; 10:13 PM)

Kyrgyz contracts fly under the radar (Post, November 1, 2010; 5:37 PM)

New questions on stability of cement in gulf oil well before explosion (Post, October 29, 2010; 10:22 AM)

Could it happen here? (Post, October 29, 2010; 8:57 AM)

Oil producers' profits soar amid higher prices (Post, October 28, 2010; 10:48 PM)

E.U. rules let Iran import, export oil, creating possible split from U.S. policy (Post, October 28, 2010; 12:25 AM)

Calif.'s Prop 23 battle pits Big Oil against environmental concerns (Post, October 21, 2010; 12:03 PM)

Overseer of BP fund gets his hands dirty (Post, October 20, 2010; 6:36 PM)

Six months after the spill, BP's money is changing the gulf as much as its oil (Post, October 20, 2010; 12:55 AM)

Chinese oil company, Chesapeake Energy enter deal for shale project in Texas (Post, October 10, 2010; 11:06 PM)

BP cost-cutting measures are focus of U.S. inquiry into gulf spill (Post, October 8, 2010; 9:43 PM)

As offshore drilling moratorium nears an end, questions about what's next (Post, September 30, 2010; 12:17 PM)

Freak accident or frontier enterprise? Deep-water drilling is still a big unknown. (Post, September 30, 2010)

Will the oil spill make a drop of difference regarding our attitudes? (Post, September 30, 2010)

The road to more fuel-efficient cars is the one less taken by consumers AND automakers:  What's more effective in stemming oil dependency: Better cars, or pricier gas? (Post, September 30, 2010)

BP shuffles top executives (Post, September 29, 2010; 6:32 PM)

BP prepares to sell bonds for first time since spill (Post, September 28, 2010; 11:06 PM)

Oil spill commission questions BP's response plan (Post, September 27, 2010; 7:13 PM)

BP Macondo oil well successfully capped (Post, September 18, 2010; 1:48 AM)

U.S. says oil companies must plug inactive wells in gulf (Post, September 15, 2010; 9:23 PM)

BP internal investigation report leaves some things unsaid (Post, September 12, 2010; 9:06 AM)

In its report on the gulf oil spill, BP spreads the blame (Post, September 8, 2010; 10:50 PM)

BP releases report on gulf well blowout (Post, September 8, 2010; 6:02 PM)

Oil and gas platform in Gulf of Mexico catches fire (Post, September 2, 2010; 11:48 PM)

Shallow-water platform fire raises wider questions on oil safety (Post, September 2, 2010; 11:48 PM)

Environmental groups face their future in climate-change debate (Post, August 29, 2010; 9:10 PM)

'Risk/reward equation' used in building gulf well, BP worker testifies (Post, August 27, 2010; 8:22 PM)

BP's Kent Wells questioned about who had final responsibility in drilling work (Post, August 26, 2010; 8:12 PM)

Lawyers taking center stage in oil-spill investigation:  Sparring over culpability is a prelude to expected civil trials (Post, August 25, 2010; 8:49 PM)

How the Minerals Management Service's partnership with industry led to failure (Post, August 24, 2010; 10:14 PM)

Gasoline prices hit eight-month low:  ANALYSTS CITE WEAK ECONOMY
Drivers should get slight break at pump
(Post, August 24, 2010)

Federal investigators again try to question BP spill witnesses (Post, August 23, 2010)

how the well was plugged:  With BP's know-how and U.S. authority, the Macondo well was plugged (Post, August 21, 2010)

Gulf Coast on edge as 9/11 mediator assesses oil spill claims:  Lawyer's task called more complex; guidelines murky (Post, August 21, 2010)

Academic scientists say oil from gulf spill is not going away quickly:  Scientists challenge administration, pointing to a lingering 'plume' (Post, August 20, 2010)

Transocean accuses BP of withholding data on Deepwater Horizon and oil spill:  Firm denies hoarding data about blowout on Deepwater Horizon rig (Post, August 20, 2010)

As gulf cleanup continues, BP will also struggle to clean up its brand:  For a company that long pursued green image, gulf blowout was a huge setback (Post, August 19, 2010)

Waste from BP oil spill cleanup has gulf residents near landfills concerned:  Residents worry about effects as landfills get waste from gulf cleanup (Post, August 16, 2010)

Early cleanup efforts of gulf oil spill marred by communication woes, scammers:  Watermen overlooked, as opportunists claimed jobs meant for those affected (Post, August 14, 2010)

Nuclear energy has environmental pluses; safety remains an issue (By Nina Shen Rastogi, August 10, 2010)

As oil spill cleanup shifts gears, gulf residents fear they'll be forgotten:  As oil spill cleanup shifts gears, residents fear they'll be forgotten (Post, August 9, 2010)

With well under control, administration focus shifts (Post, August 8, 2010; 4:58 PM)

The twilight of the dirty rich (By David Callahan, August 8, 2010)

Oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River has echoes of Gulf of Mexico disaster:  LESS OIL, BUT FAMILIAR PLOT
Focus on company, regulators after pipeline accident
(Post, August 6, 2010)

BP finishes pumping cement in final stage of 'static kill' (Post, August 5, 2010; 5:07 PM)

'Static kill' of oil well deemed a success; gulf waters begin clearing:  Mud clog holds as signs of recovery begin to appear in surrounding waters (Post, August 5, 2010)

BP reports 'static kill' success; scientists say majority of oil has been dispersed, removed (Post, August 4, 2010; 3:54 PM)

BP's fight against energy nonprofit highlights murky world of advocacy-for-hire:  Nonprofit's media blitz highlights murky world of advocacy-for-hire (Post, August 4, 2010)

Oil spill dumped 4.9 million barrels into Gulf of Mexico, latest measure shows (Post, August 3, 2010)

BP readies 'static kill' procedure:  The plan: Plug it for good 'Static kill' effort could begin tonight in gulf (Post, August 2, 2010; 4:41 PM)

Shale gas: Hope for our energy future (By Robert J. Samuelson, August 2, 2010)

Documents indicate heavy use of dispersants in gulf oil spill (Post, August 1, 2010)

Oil spill highlights conflict-of-interest issue within investigation agency:  Congress presses investigation agency to adopt recusal policy (Post, July 31, 2010)

Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data:  Less visible on surface, it could be underwater or eaten up by microbes (Post, July 29, 2010)

BP names Dudley as CEO, announces $17 billion loss:  Dudley named as first non-British chief; firm posts $17 billion loss (Post, July 28, 2010)

BP to cut U.S. tax bill by $10 billion because of losses in gulf spill:  Oil company cites steep losses from disaster in gulf (Post, July 27, 2010; 11:56 PM)

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