Oil and gas industry

FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. When Kim Jong Un took the helm of North Korea in late 2011, speculation swirled around the young leader. What would he do for an economically backward authoritarian nation in a high-stakes nuclear standoff with its neighbors and Washington? Almost six years later, his rule has actually seen the economy improve, and when it comes to the nuclear drive, it's obvious that Kim Jong Un, who rattled nerves last week by test-firing his country's first intercontinental ballistic missile, has a more uncompromising stance than his late father, Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
July 13, 2017 - 5:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ruthless dictator? Economic reformer? Shrewd master of nuclear brinksmanship? When Kim Jong Un took the helm of North Korea in late 2011, speculation swirled around the young, Swiss-educated leader. What would he do for an economically backward authoritarian nation that...
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July 12, 2017 - 10:43 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A consortium of Mexican and foreign private companies says a well drilled in shallow water has found between 1.4 and 2 billion barrels of crude oil equivalent in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston, Texas-based Talos Energy LLC says it has a 35 percent interest, along Sierra Oil and Gas...
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July 12, 2017 - 5:20 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq says it will offer new oil and gas exploration rights as it looks to boost energy revenues to fund its war against the Islamic State group and shore up its finances amid low oil prices. Oil Minister Jabar Ali Al-Luaibi said late Tuesday that his ministry plans to put nine border...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 12, 2017 - 12:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 11, 2017 - 8:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 11, 2017 - 8:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, sits next to UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, left, as he attends a round of negotiations with Bashar al-Ja'afari, Syrian chief negotiator and Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to the UN New York, during Syria talks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, July 10, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool Photo via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 8:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s envoy for Syria on Monday opened a new round of indirect talks, the seventh so far, between Syrian government representatives and opposition leaders to try to wind down the battered country's civil war. The start of the talks in Geneva coincided with the first full day of a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, an oil tanker approaches the new Jetty during the launch of a $650 million oil facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., or ADNOC, the United Arab Emirates' main state oil company, is seeking to create joint ventures with international investors and is considering floating shares in some of its businesses in an effort to raise billions of dollars according to plans disclosed Monday, July 10, 2017, in an article in the Abu Dhabi-based state-linked daily The National. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 10, 2017 - 6:53 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company said Monday it is seeking to create joint ventures with international investors and is considering floating shares in some of its businesses in an effort to raise billions of dollars and create more jobs locally...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, anti-government protesters block a highway in Caracas, Venezuela. The opposition's recent wave of protests of near-daily demonstrations hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday, July 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
July 09, 2017 - 12:00 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead and more than 1,500 injured. The decision Saturday to release opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from prison and place him under house arrest has once...
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President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the Northeast Asia Security dinner at the US Consulate General Hamburg, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 06, 2017 - 4:34 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's second official visit to Europe (all times local): 10:25 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is adding her name to the list of high-ranking Democrats who are demanding that President Donald Trump confront Russian leader Vladimir...
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