Energy industry

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a man watches a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. New York City officials say they will begin the process of dumping about $5 billion in pension fund investments in fossil fuel companies, including BP, because of environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
January 10, 2018 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City sued five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming, on the same day officials announced they will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would be seeking billions of...
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January 10, 2018 - 12:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys general, consumer advocates and regulators in more than a dozen states are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure that utility customers also benefit from windfalls utilities will reap from corporate tax cuts included in the federal tax overhaul. In...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers his State of the State Address in the House chambers on the opening day of the legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (Hali Tauxe/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 12:47 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration says it will not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday after a brief meeting with Scott at the Tallahassee airport that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a man watches a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. New York City officials say they will begin the process of dumping about $5 billion in pension fund investments in fossil fuel companies, including BP, because of environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
January 10, 2018 - 12:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer are set to announce plans on Wednesday to divest the...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers his State of the State Address in the House chambers on the opening day of the legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (Hali Tauxe/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said after a brief meeting with Scott at the Tallahassee airport that...
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January 09, 2018 - 1:57 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore police have arrested 17 men suspected of involvement in stealing oil from Shell's largest refinery in the world. Police said Tuesday that they also seized $2.3 million and an oil tanker in connection with the case. Singapore media reported that that nine of the men were...
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January 09, 2018 - 12:16 am
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The record-cold temperatures late last week resulted in a New York state utility setting a record for natural gas use. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. said customers in the eight eastern New York counties it serves used a record amount of natural gas last Friday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo,Energy Secretary Rick Perry listens during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 8, 2018, rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to boost the struggling coal industry. Perry thanked the panel for addressing his proposal, which he said had initiated a national debate on the resiliency of the nation’s electric system.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 08, 2018 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to boost the struggling coal industry. The decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory...
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January 08, 2018 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Monday the plan was not needed to add reliability to the nation's power grid. The decision by the Republican-...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, instructions are visible on a handle as gas is pumped at a station in Portland, Ore. An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing, in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to the aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-service gas. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
January 08, 2018 - 3:50 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing — in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to an aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-...
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