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              Britain's business secretary, Vince Cable, left, attends  a global business environment meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. The United Kingdom's business secretary said Mon

    Britain's business secretary, Vince Cable, left, attends a global business environment meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. The United Kingdom's business secretary said Mon

    Posted: 10/8/2012 10:03:32 AM EST
    Britain's business secretary, Vince Cable, left, attends a global business environment meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. The United Kingdom's business secretary said Monday that a bill to overhaul Nigeria's oil industry should be focused on what helps the West African nation, rather than what benefits the foreign oil companies working there. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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              Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, left, speaks with Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia's state-controlled Rosneft oil company, after a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas,

    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, left, speaks with Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia's state-controlled Rosneft oil company, after a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas,

    Posted: 9/27/2012 9:43:23 PM EST
    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, left, speaks with Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia's state-controlled Rosneft oil company, after a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Chavez has built close ties with Russia, and on Thursday, a joint venture involving state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA and a consortium of Russian oil companies began to tap a rich deposit of heavy oil in eastern Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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              In this Monday, July 2, 2012, photo, a fuel delivery truck leaves Arkansas Terminaling and Trading storage facility after taking on a load for gasoline and diesel fuel in North Little R

    In this Monday, July 2, 2012, photo, a fuel delivery truck leaves Arkansas Terminaling and Trading storage facility after taking on a load for gasoline and diesel fuel in North Little R

    Posted: 7/19/2012 3:13:43 PM EST
    In this Monday, July 2, 2012, photo, a fuel delivery truck leaves Arkansas Terminaling and Trading storage facility after taking on a load for gasoline and diesel fuel in North Little Rock, Ark. For oil and gas companies, the math was simple in the second quarter: lower prices equal lower profits.With gasoline prices averaging more than $3.40 per gallon nationwide, and oil around $90 a barrel, it may be hard to believe oil companies are under duress. Most will report profits measured in the billions of dollars for the quarter.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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              In this Monday, April 9, 2012 photo a scant rack of road maps is seen at a gas station/mini mart in Solon, Ohio on.  Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed th

    In this Monday, April 9, 2012 photo a scant rack of road maps is seen at a gas station/mini mart in Solon, Ohio on. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed th

    Posted: 7/3/2012 11:48:23 PM EST
    In this Monday, April 9, 2012 photo a scant rack of road maps is seen at a gas station/mini mart in Solon, Ohio on. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them _ names like Texaco, Gulf, Esso _ once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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    Posted: 5/30/2012 10:42:22 AM EST
    A Dubai Transport taxi drives past as cars queue for petrol at an Enoc fuel station in Dubai, May 12, 2012. Emiratis' love of cheap gasoline has caused a fissure in the UAE establishment, setting a top government body, nervous of Arab Spring unrest, against national oil companies fighting to stem losses from producing underpriced fuel for the home market. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match EMIRATES-PETROL/ REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 5/30/2012 10:42:20 AM EST
    Cars queue for petrol at an Eppco fuel station in Dubai, May 12, 2012. Emiratis' love of cheap gasoline has caused a fissure in the UAE establishment, setting a top government body, nervous of Arab Spring unrest, against national oil companies fighting to stem losses from producing underpriced fuel for the home market. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match EMIRATES-PETROL/ REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)
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    Posted: 5/30/2012 10:42:17 AM EST
    Cars queue for petrol at an Emarat fuel station in Dubai, May 12, 2012. Emiratis' love of cheap gasoline has caused a fissure in the UAE establishment, setting a top government body, nervous of Arab Spring unrest, against national oil companies fighting to stem losses from producing underpriced fuel for the home market. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match EMIRATES-PETROL/ REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 3:05:48 PM EST
    This illustration provided by Jorge R. Piñon, a former president of Amoco Oil Latin America who is now at The University of Texas at Austin, shows where different oil companies hold the rights to drill in various offshore blocks in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico. An initial well drilled by Spanish oil giant Respol came up dry, and the stakes for Cuba are high that black gold is found soon. (AP Photo/ Jorge R. Pinon,HO)
  •  - Activists from theVHP step on a portrait of Indian PM Singh in a protest against a price hike in petrol in Allahabad

    Activists from theVHP step on a portrait of Indian PM Singh in a protest against a price hike in petrol in Allahabad

    Posted: 5/24/2012 9:30:22 AM EST
    Activists from the radical Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Hindu group step on a portrait of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a protest against a price hike in petrol in the northern Indian city of Allahabad May 24, 2012. State oil companies raised the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Police officers try to remove activists from the BJP as they block a road to protest against a price hike in petrol in Chandigarh

    Police officers try to remove activists from the BJP as they block a road to protest against a price hike in petrol in Chandigarh

    Posted: 5/24/2012 9:27:22 AM EST
    Police officers try to remove activists from India's main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as they block a road to protest against a price hike in petrol in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh May 24, 2012. State oil companies raised the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)
  •  - Demonstrators bang kitchen utensils and shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in petrol, in Chandigarh

    Demonstrators bang kitchen utensils and shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in petrol, in Chandigarh

    Posted: 5/24/2012 4:55:09 AM EST
    Demonstrators bang kitchen utensils and shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in petrol, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh May 24, 2012. State oil companies raised the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Activists from Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, carry a motor bike as they shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in petrol, in Jammu

    Activists from Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, carry a motor bike as they shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in petrol, in Jammu

    Posted: 5/24/2012 4:53:06 AM EST
    Activists from Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, carry a motorcycle as they shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in petrol, in Jammu May 24, 2012. State oil companies raised the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT)
  •  - A protester burns a portrait of India's PM Singh during a protest against the proposed rise in petrol prices in Orissa

    A protester burns a portrait of India's PM Singh during a protest against the proposed rise in petrol prices in Orissa

    Posted: 5/23/2012 5:59:08 PM EST
    A protester burns a portrait of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest against the proposed rise in petrol prices in the eastern Indian state of Orissa May 23, 2012. State oil companies will raise the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad

    Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad

    Posted: 5/23/2012 5:56:25 PM EST
    Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 23, 2012. State oil companies will raise the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A protester burns a portrait of India's PM Singh during a protest against the proposed rise in petrol prices in Orissa

    A protester burns a portrait of India's PM Singh during a protest against the proposed rise in petrol prices in Orissa

    Posted: 5/23/2012 12:23:09 PM EST
    A protester burns a portrait of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest against the proposed rise in petrol prices in the eastern Indian state of Orissa May 23, 2012. State oil companies will raise the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Motorcyclists form a line outside of a fuel station as they queue to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad

    Motorcyclists form a line outside of a fuel station as they queue to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad

    Posted: 5/23/2012 11:41:46 AM EST
    Motorcyclists form a line outside of a fuel station as they queue to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 23, 2012. State oil companies will raise the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad

    Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad

    Posted: 5/23/2012 11:38:41 AM EST
    Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 23, 2012. State oil companies will raise the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in Agartala

    Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in Agartala

    Posted: 5/23/2012 11:36:27 AM EST
    Motorcyclists crowd a fuel station to fill up on petrol in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, May 23, 2012. State oil companies will raise the price of petrol on Thursday for the first time in more than six months in a gesture of fiscal discipline that economists said is unlikely to give a significant lift to the embattled rupee. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
  •  - Russian PM Putin looks on as Statoil's Chief Executive Lund and Rosneft President Khudainatov exchange documents outside Moscow

    Russian PM Putin looks on as Statoil's Chief Executive Lund and Rosneft President Khudainatov exchange documents outside Moscow

    Posted: 5/5/2012 11:49:48 AM EST
    Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin (C) looks on as Statoil's Chief Executive Helge Lund (L) and Rosneft President Eduard Khudainatov exchange documents during a signing ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow May 5, 2012. Russia's Rosneft may participate in an upcoming licence round for rights to develop fields in Norway's offshore zones in partnership with Statoil under the terms of a joint exploration agreement signed by the two oil companies on Saturday, the Rosneft president said. REUTERS/Yana Lapikova/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Putin hakes hands with Statoil's Chief Executive Lund during as signing ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow

    Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Putin hakes hands with Statoil's Chief Executive Lund during as signing ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow

    Posted: 5/5/2012 11:43:04 AM EST
    Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Statoil's Chief Executive Helge Lund during as signing ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow May 5, 2012. Russia's Rosneft may participate in an upcoming licence round for rights to develop fields in Norway's offshore zones in partnership with Statoil under the terms of a joint exploration agreement signed by the two oil companies on Saturday, Rosneft president said. REUTERS/Yana Lapikova/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS