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    Posted: 12/14/2011 9:19:15 AM EST
    Workers adjust a valve of an oil pipe in Tawke oil field near Dahuk, 400 km (248 miles) north of Baghdad, November 14, 2011. Iraq's oil sector was limping along after years of sanctions and conflict following the U.S. invasion in 2003, and badly needed more investment. But bringing in Big Oil could expose a vulnerable country to rapacious bids and exploitation. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 9:07:03 AM EST
    A flame rises from a pipeline at Tawke oil field near Dahuk, 400 km (248 miles) north of Baghdad , November 14, 2011. Iraq's oil sector was limping along after years of sanctions and conflict following the U.S. invasion in 2003, and badly needed more investment. But bringing in Big Oil could expose a vulnerable country to rapacious bids and exploitation. Picture taken November 14, 2011. To match Feature IRAQ-WITHDRAWAL/OIL REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS)
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 9:04:19 AM EST
    A worker adjusts the valve of an oil pipe in Tawke oil field near Dahuk, 400 km (248 miles) north of Baghdad, November 14, 2011. Iraq's oil sector was limping along after years of sanctions and conflict following the U.S. invasion in 2003, and badly needed more investment. But bringing in Big Oil could expose a vulnerable country to rapacious bids and exploitation. Picture taken November 14, 2011. To match Feature IRAQ-WITHDRAWAL/OIL REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS)
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 9:00:45 AM EST
    Workers adjust a valve of an oil pipe in Tawke oil field near Dahuk, 400 km (248 miles) north of Baghdad, November 14, 2011. Iraq's oil sector was limping along after years of sanctions and conflict following the U.S. invasion in 2003, and badly needed more investment. But bringing in Big Oil could expose a vulnerable country to rapacious bids and exploitation. Picture taken November 14, 2011. To match Feature IRAQ-WITHDRAWAL/OIL REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS)
  •  - Handout file photo shows fire boat response crews battling the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off Louisiana

    Handout file photo shows fire boat response crews battling the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off Louisiana

    Posted: 8/26/2011 9:59:24 PM EST
    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off Louisiana in this April 21, 2010 handout file photo. Plaintiff lawyers claimed a victory on August 26, 2011 when a U.S. federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against BP and others over last year's big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico allowed much of the case to move ahead, including punitive damages claims. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
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    Posted: 5/18/2011 5:40:56 PM EST
    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., center, quotes a USA Today article about gas prices as he and other Senate Republicans speak to reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He is joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky at right. The Senate is poised today to vote on a measure to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/18/2011 5:40:55 PM EST
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks with reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The Senate is poised today to vote on a measure to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 9:36:00 PM EST
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, uses a chart on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, to question oil company executives during the committee's hearing with top executives from the big oil companies to discuss high gasoline prices and high profits amid a push by Democratic leaders to strip billions of dollars worth of industry tax breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 9:36:00 PM EST
    Chevron CEO John Watson, foreground, accompanied by, bottom to top, Shell Oil President Marvin Odum; BP America Chairman H. Lamar McKay; ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva; and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, appears on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, before the Senate Finance Committee. Top executives from the big oil companies discussed high gasoline prices and high profits amid a push by Democratic leaders to strip billions of dollars worth of industry tax breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:58 PM EST
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, during the committee's hearing with as oil company executives. Top executives from the big oil companies discussed high gasoline prices and high profits amid a push by Democratic leaders to strip billions of dollars worth of industry tax breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:58 PM EST
    ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva pauses on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, while testifying before a Senate Finance Committee. Top executives from the big oil companies discussed high gasoline prices and high profits amid a push by Democratic leaders to strip billions of dollars worth of industry tax breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:58 PM EST
    Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson, left, and Shell Oil President Marvin Odum, right, turn to watch a video on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, during the Senate Finance Committee hearing with top executives of the big oil companies on high gasoline prices and high profits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:58 PM EST
    ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, right, takes his seat at the witness table on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, prior to testifying before a Senate Finance Committee hearing with top executives from the big oil companies on high gasoline prices and high profits. ConocoPhillips' Chairman and CEO, James Mulva is at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:57 PM EST
    Shell Oil President Marvin Odum testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, before a Senate Finance Committee hearing with top executives from the big oil companies on high gasoline prices and high profits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:57 PM EST
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., center, and and the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, right, open a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, with top executives from the big oil companies on high gasoline prices and high profits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:57 PM EST
    Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, points to a chart to make his point during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, with top executives from the big oil companies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:56 PM EST
    Oil company executives, from left, Chevron CEO John Watson; Shell Oil President Marvin Odum; BP America Chairman H. Lamar McKay; ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva; and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson appear on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, to testify before the Senate Finance Committee. The top executives from the big oil companies were to testify on high gasoline prices and high profits amid a push by Democratic leaders to strip billions of dollars worth of industry tax breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    Posted: 5/12/2011 7:35:56 PM EST
    The Senate Finance Committee's ranking Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, left, and committee member Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, laugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, prior to the start of the committee's hearing with top executives from the big oil companies on high gasoline prices and high profits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  •  - Public transports drivers protest at Shell oil company at Makati's financial district of Manila.

    Public transports drivers protest at Shell oil company at Makati's financial district of Manila.

    Posted: 10/24/2008 5:50:07 AM EST
    Public transport drivers stand on top of jeepneys while holding placards to demand the decrease of diesel, gasoline and other oil product prices during a protest at the Shell oil company in Makati's financial district of Manila October 24, 2008. The protesters assailed the three big oil companies, Caltex, Shell and Petron, for a small decrease despite the price of oil dipping below $66 in the world market on Friday. The placards read "Bring down commodity prices! remove the Expanded-Value Tax" and "rollback prices of diesel to 37 pesos ($0.7 cents) right now". REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)