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ExxonMobil ridiculed for walrus oil spill plan
The heads of some of the world's biggest oil companies have tried to distance themselves from their British rival BP and its disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a hearing in Washington.

Lightning sets fire to oil collection ship
BP's oil collection system on its gushing leak in the Gulf of Mexico has restarted after a fire prompted a shutdown for several hours, a company spokesman and a US Coast Guard officer said.

Oil firms turn on BP at hearing
Executives from other major oil companies turned on BP and defended their own drilling practices during a US congressional hearing as they sought to stave off new government regulations in the wake of BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.