Oil and gas industry

FILE - In this June 15, 2005 file photo, flames from methane burning at the landfill in Coventry, Vt. The Trump administration is delaying two Obama-era regulations aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
June 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying two Obama-era regulations aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production. The Environmental Protection Agency said it is seeking a two-year delay for oil and gas companies to follow a new rule requiring them to...
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June 15, 2017 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, arrives for his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 7:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show (all times local): President Vladimir Putin says former FBI Director James Comey's acknowledgement that he has given his account of conversations with President Donald Trump to a friend who leaked them to the media is...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hands with TV host, as he arrives for his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 5:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the U.S. Senate move to tighten sanctions against Moscow is part of efforts to contain Russia. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to...
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June 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Under heavy security, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in northern Greece to discuss plans to become a key supplier of European energy through an ambitious Mediterranean undersea natural gas pipeline project. Netanyahu met in Thessaloniki, Greece's second...
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Traders Fred Demarco, left, and Tommy Kalikas confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Technology stocks are leading the market slightly higher in early trading, making up some of the ground they lost over the past two days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are changing course Tuesday as investors put an end to a two-day drop for technology companies. Major stock indexes are near record highs again as energy companies, banks, and retailers like Amazon also rise. Investors are buying companies that stand to benefit from...
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June 10, 2017 - 1:01 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Petroleum says it has responded to a diplomatic crisis engulfing Qatar by mobilizing to mitigate the impact any action could have on its energy supplies to customers around the world. More than a third of the world's liquefied natural gas trade comes from...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the US role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump's recent decision to pull the United States from the international climate deal reached in Paris was but the latest in a rapid-fire series of moves that would weaken or dismantle federal initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, which scientists say are heating the planet to levels that could have disastrous consequences. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 10, 2017 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Donald Trump's beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn't consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump's recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just his latest...
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In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 photo released by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, left, holds the hand of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Qatar. Kuwait's emir traveled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich nation home to a major U.S. military base, though Emirati officials warned there was "nothing to negotiate." (KUNA via AP)
June 08, 2017 - 1:53 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The Qatar-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera says it is under cyberattack on "all systems." The network...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. Zinke says that while the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, “we also have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and a good partner.” He says a directive that could “destroy local economies” or impose onerous regulations on public lands “is no way to be a good neighbor.’’ (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 07, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. While the federal government has a responsibility under the...
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