Oil and gas exploration and extraction

April 20, 2017 - 4:28 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting that production cuts agreed to by OPEC and non-OPEC members may need to continue. Khalid al-Falih's comments on Thursday carry significant weight as Saudi Arabia remains a powerhouse among oil producers. OPEC agreed in...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A subsidiary of BP is reporting a crude oil spill on Alaska's North Slope. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. told state regulators Friday that oil is spraying from a well onto a pad and possibly onto the snow-covered tundra. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that's hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is now hitting nuclear power plants. That's spurring nuclear power plant owners to press lawmakers in Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania for a financial rescue. Their multi-billion-...
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April 04, 2017 - 5:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska oil company has agreed to pay the largest civil penalty ever for a violation of a law requiring that goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried on U.S.-flagged ships. Acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder says in an announcement that the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, the Chugach Mountains and the buildings of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, are reflected in the still waters of Cook Inlet. Oil from an underwater pipeline leak was discovered in the inlet on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The owner of the underwater pipeline, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, says the volume of the spill is estimated to be less than three gallons (11 liters). In three flyovers Sunday and a final one Monday morning, no additional sheen was spotted from the air. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
April 03, 2017 - 10:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An underwater pipeline that sprung a leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet, an area known for diverse marine life, probably dumped less than three gallons (11 liters) of crude oil into the ocean, the pipeline's owner said Monday. The spill between two production platforms owned by...
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April 03, 2017 - 4:18 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An underwater pipeline that sprung a leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet, an area known for diverse marine life, probably dumped less than three gallons (11 liters) of crude oil into the ocean, the pipeline's owner said Monday. The spill between two production platforms owned by...
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April 03, 2017 - 10:12 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska's southern Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, but it's unclear how much crude poured into the water posing a threat to wildlife. The leak was discovered Saturday coming from an 8-inch-wide...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2009 file photo, a gas production facility is seen at Ras Laffan, Qatar. State-run Qatar Petroleum said Monday, April 3, 2017, that it plans to boost production from a vast underwater natural gas field by 10 percent giving it the capacity to export some 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the North Field. Qatar is a small but wealthy member of OPEC that generates most of its income from natural gas rather than crude oil. (AP Photos/Maneesh Bakshi, File)
April 03, 2017 - 8:52 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar laid out plans on Monday to boost production from a vast underwater natural gas field by 10 percent, giving the energy-rich Gulf nation potential new revenue as it pursues ambitious infrastructure plans. Qatar is a small but wealthy member of OPEC that generates most of its...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2009 file photo, a gas production facility is seen at Ras Laffan, Qatar. State-run Qatar Petroleum said Monday, April 3, 2017, that it plans to boost production from a vast underwater natural gas field by 10 percent giving it the capacity to export some 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the North Field. Qatar is a small but wealthy member of OPEC that generates most of its income from natural gas rather than crude oil. (AP Photos/Maneesh Bakshi, File)
April 03, 2017 - 5:36 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar said Monday it plans to boost production from a vast underwater natural gas field by 10 percent, giving the energy-rich Gulf nation potential new revenue as it pursues ambitious infrastructure plans. State-run Qatar Petroleum said a new gas project on the southern portion...
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