Oil and gas exploration and extraction

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, T. Boone Pickens, president of BP Capital Group, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. He was 91. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 11, 2019 - 2:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural causes under hospice care at his Dallas home, spokesman Jay Rosser said...
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FILE - This Wednesday, July 24, 2019 file photo shows Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Neguse is among Congressional Democrats who are questioning a Trump administration official's commitment to public lands and his attitude toward Native Americans. William Perry Pendley, the acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, was asked Tuesday by the House Committee on Natural Resources about his past advocacy for selling public lands and comments he allegedly made about Native Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — Skeptical Democrats questioned a Trump administration official Tuesday on whether he's committed to preserving public lands and whether he respects Native Americans. William Perry Pendley, acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, appeared before the House Natural...
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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field, in Bakersfield, Calif. Some Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for fracking bans. It may play well with some of the party’s base, but it could be risky. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm
DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. Must-win Pennsylvania has gotten an economic boost from fracking, the technique used by the energy industry to extract oil and gas from rock...
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Saudi Arabia's new Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, center, and United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei, right, walk through an energy exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Prince Abdulaziz, as well as the CEOs of Total SA and ENI SpA, were in Abu Dhabi on Monday at the World Energy Congress. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 09, 2019 - 7:13 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new energy minister said on Monday that oil producers "have to share responsibility" to balance the market in comments that marked his debut since being named the kingdom's new oil minister the previous day. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman spoke in...
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In this March 31, 2010, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman attends the International Energy Forum in Cancun, Mexico. Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the country's energy minister with one of his own sons Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions in the country as oil prices remain stubbornly below what is needed to keep up with government spending. (AP Photo/Israel Leal, File)
September 08, 2019 - 12:59 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the country's energy minister with one of his own sons Sunday, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions in the country as oil prices remain below what is needed to keep up with government...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt speaks during a campaign stop at the Circle 9 Ranch Campground Bingo Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Epsom, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 04, 2019 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the candidates a chance to distinguish themselves on a topic of growing...
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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the oil producer BP company logo at a petrol station in London. BP, a major player on Alaska’s North Slope for decades, is selling all of its Alaska assets, the company announced Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Hilcorp Alaska is purchasing BP interests in both the Prudhoe Bay oil field and the trans-Alaska pipeline for $5.6 billion, BP announced in a release.(AP Photo/Caroline Spiezio, File)
August 27, 2019 - 6:58 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — After decades of helping shape oil production in Alaska, BP announced Tuesday it is selling its assets in the state as it works to divest $10 billion worldwide. The sale to Hilcorp Alaska, an affiliate of Texas-based Hilcorp Energy Co., would be worth $5.6 billion, and include...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc walk to a press briefing at the Government Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Duc Thanh)
August 23, 2019 - 5:33 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Australia and Vietnam on Friday expressed serious concern over tensions in the disputed South China Sea, where Hanoi says China's gas survey ship has infringed on its territory and has disrupted Vietnam's exploration activities. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, a boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic importance, and not just the United States hopes to stake a claim, with Russia, China and others all wanting in. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
August 23, 2019 - 4:31 am
TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide. One...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 8, 2004 file photo, an industrial plant strips natural gas from freshly pumped crude oil is seen at Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oil field at Shaybah in Saudi Arabia's Rub al-Khali desert. Saudi state TV reported Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, that a fire had been controlled at the massive oil and gas Shaybah field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels. (AP Photo/Bruce Stanley, File)
August 17, 2019 - 1:04 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The...
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