Oil and gas industry

FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows an oil rig near the town of Usinsk, 1500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 15, 2017 - 7:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows an oil rig near the town of Usinsk, 1500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 15, 2017 - 6:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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May 15, 2017 - 5:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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May 15, 2017 - 5:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would stabilize the market. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both nations in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2012, file photo, coal export opponents, from left, Wayne Spitzer, Ginger Hughes and April Beasley show their disapproval of a pro-coal speaker who was giving public testimony on a proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal near Bellingham, Wash., at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane, Wash. American Indian tribes and environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest have successfully fought a slew of fossil fuel export projects in recent years and pushed for local regulations to prevent new proposals. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
May 14, 2017 - 3:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5...
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A woman pushes her shopping cart past a display of domestically produced Chinese beef at a supermarket in Beijing, Friday, May 12, 2017. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 6:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — A new China-U.S. trade deal will help sate the growing Chinese appetite for beef and allow more natural gas imports to fuel the country's expanding economy, but it steers clear of bigger issues that would have more substantial impact on the U.S. trade deficit. The agreement announced...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2003 file photo, a Chinese shopkeeper stands behind a row of beef products at an open air market in Beijing, China. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy.(AP Photo/File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and narrow...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 12, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty and poor retailer earnings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 12, 2017 - 4:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday amid U.S. political uncertainties following President Donald Trump's dismissal of the FBI chief. Investors also were cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from wealthy nations to discuss economic growth. Chinese markets rose after...
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Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum is reassuring Iowans fearful of losing health coverage that the House GOP bill is just a “tweak of Obamacare,” after campaigning on repealing the health care law _ and voting last week to gut it. The second-term Blum says “only about 10 percent of Obamacare was changed with this bill,” referring to the measure narrowly passed in the GOP-controlled House last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 12, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and narrow...
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A woman pushes her shopping cart past a display of domestically produced Chinese beef at a supermarket in Beijing, Friday, May 12, 2017. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 3:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A new trade deal with the U.S. could help feed China's growing appetite for beef and increase natural gas imports but will likely make only a negligible dent in the U.S. trade deficit. The agreement announced on Friday Beijing time is a step toward easing trade friction between the...
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