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BP and Shell suspected manipulation of oil prices

Extracts from an article by Alex Lawler published on 6 March 2014 by Reuters

BP says U.S., Asia regulators ask for details after EU price probe

Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 01.06.41(Reuters) – BP Plc said regulators from the United States and Asia have asked it for information after the European Commission’s started an investigation last year into suspected manipulation of oil prices. London-based BP, Europe’s second-largest oil company, made the disclosure in its annual report released on Thursday. Last May, European authorities raided offices of BP, and Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil in an investigation of suspected price manipulation. “Related inquiries and requests for information have also been received from U.S. and other regulators following the European Commission’s actions,” BP said in its 2013 annual report, published on its website.

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