News bites: Exxon's busy day, Keystone battle fallout, and more

The Associated Press reports here and here on oil-and-gas giant Exxon’s busy annual meeting.

Bloomberg explores a side effect of the battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

“Growth prospects for smaller oil-sands producers including BlackPearl Resources Inc. (PXX) and Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (STP) are fading as political wrangling over the Keystone XL pipeline and rising U.S. supply slow deals in the Canadian energy industry,” the news service reports.

Reuters looks at potential legal troubles in store for the head of French oil-and-gas giant Total SA.

The New York Times reports on European battles over hydraulic fracturing.

The Wall Street Journal examines nuclear energy cooperation between Japan and India.