Oil and gas exploration and extraction

Cypriot Parliamentary Speaker Demetris Syllouris, center, with Egyptian counterpart Ali Abdel-Aal, right, and Nikos Voutsis of Greece, left, talk during a press conference in the parliament house in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Syllouris, Abdel-Aal and Voutsis agreed on strengthening cooperation especially in the fields of energy, tourism and education and culture. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 11, 2019 - 9:53 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Egypt's parliamentary speaker says closer cooperation between his country, Cyprus and Greece in areas including energy is a clear answer to any other country trying to obstruct the exploitation of natural resources in the Mediterranean, including natural gas. Ali Abdel-Aal...
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In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo, Nieves Ribullen speaks during a interview at his home in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Ribullen, a Venezuelan oil worker sick of struggling to get by as his country falls apart, is betting it all on far-away job in Kurdistan to give his family a better life.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 08, 2019 - 12:08 am
PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) — Nieves Ribullen, a Venezuelan oil worker sick of struggling to get by as his country falls apart, is betting it all on far-away Kurdistan to give his family a better life. Over the years he's watched dozens of co-workers abandon poverty wages and dangerous working...
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February 06, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers is trying again to have the legislature take an official position against oil drilling and seismic testing off the state's coast. Sponsors of resolutions introduced in both the state House and Senate held a news conference Wednesday, saying...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Exxon Mobil is making a big bet on the future of exporting natural gas. Exxon and Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, that they will go ahead with a $10 billion project to expand a liquefied natural gas export plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 05, 2019 - 2:33 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is making a big bet on the future of exporting natural gas. Exxon and Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday that they will go ahead with a $10 billion project to export liquefied natural gas from a plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. The companies said construction at the Golden...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2019 - 6:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A two-day visit by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Turkey got off to a shaky start Tuesday after Turkey put up bounties for the capture of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece following a failed coup in 2016. Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are...
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February 05, 2019 - 4:07 am
LONDON (AP) — BP says fourth-quarter earnings jumped 65 percent as the London-based energy company benefited from higher oil prices and increased production. The company said Tuesday that underlying replacement cost profit, the industry's preferred gauge of earnings, rose to $3.48 billion from $2...
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Ray Kemble speaks with reporters outside the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose, Pennsylvania, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2018. A gas driller backed off its demand to have Kemble, a Pennsylvania homeowner who’s long accused the company of polluting his water, thrown in jail over his failure to submit to questioning as part of the company’s $5 million lawsuit against him. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
February 04, 2019 - 12:09 pm
MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A gas driller has backed off its demand to have a Pennsylvania homeowner thrown in jail after he agreed to talk to the company's lawyers next month. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his former lawyers tried to extort the company...
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February 01, 2019 - 12:08 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says he opposes oil drilling off the Georgia coast and he's willing to "fight for that position" if needed. Georgia's new Republican governor told the Savannah Morning News in an interview Thursday that he generally supports offshore drilling, but "I just don't...
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A man walks past graffiti on the wall of a vacant lot that reads in Spanish: "Get out Maduro," referring to President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 24, 2019 - 7:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he would consider granting amnesty to President Nicolas Maduro and his allies if they helped return Venezuela to democracy. Guaido gave his first...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 9:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Mexico and Uruguay are urging all parties involved in Venezuela's crisis, both inside and outside the South American country, to try to reduce tensions and prevent an escalation of violence...
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