Oil and gas industry

May 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps:...
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An oil tank burns after an explosion at a tank battery owned by Anadarko near the Grand View Estates neighborhood in Weld County on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Mead, Colo. The fatal oil tank battery fire in northern Colorado appears to be unrelated to a nearby home explosion last month caused by a leaky gas line. (Lewis Geyer/Daily Camera via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 4:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction. The fire flared...
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May 26, 2017 - 1:54 pm
Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon...
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People walk by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank, in Hong Kong, Friday, May 26, 2017. Asian stock markets are mixed Friday as investors weighed Wall Street’s latest gains on strong earnings reports against the latest oil production cut that dragged down crude prices and commodity shares.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 26, 2017 - 7:10 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly weakened Friday as investors watched the G-7 summit of leaders and oil prices stabilized after falling sharply over a production cut deal. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent to 5,301 and Germany's DAX lost 0.5 percent to 12,562...
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May 25, 2017 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong quarterly results from retailers including Best Buy, Williams-Sonoma and PVH give consumer-focused companies a lift. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite are trading at all-time highs. Stocks...
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Women stand in the rain in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 25, 2017. Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 25, 2017 - 5:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Most world stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes, while crude oil's rally fizzled out ahead of an OPEC meeting on production. KEEPING SCORE: Most European benchmarks climbed after an early wobble. France's CAC 40 added 0.3...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, a Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel walks past the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. Hackers allegedly broke into the website of Qatar's state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the ruling emir, authorities there said Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates responded by blocking Qatari media, including broadcaster Al-Jazeera. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 25, 2017 - 1:56 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. This starved-into-submission scenario, however, doesn't fit...
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May 24, 2017 - 3:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine, state-run newspapers reported Wednesday, as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels. The Beizao coal mine in Shandong Province will shut down in...
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May 23, 2017 - 1:21 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said Monday. The San Francisco County coroner's office identified the dead man as...
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