Oil Giants Complain To Norway On Pipelines: Report

Law360, New York (July 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of major oil companies doing business in Norway has reportedly complained to the country's oil ministry that StatoilHydro ASA has too much control over plans for gas pipelines.

The group of companies – which includes including ConocoPhilips Co., Shell Oil Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Dong Energy AS and Total Energy Services Ltd. – allege that StatoilHydro, Norway's leading oil and gas company, along with state-owned Petoro AS, exercises too much control over pipeline management, Dow Jones reported Friday.

The companies seek to gain more...
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