Oil and gas exploration and extraction

FILE - San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. California is creating roving "strike teams" drawn from seven state agencies that will enforce state guidelines designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, July, 1, 2020. The teams include representatives from the California Highway Patrol; the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as CalOSHA; the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control; the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology; the departments of Business Oversight and Consumer Affairs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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July 07, 2020 - 10:20 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped quarantine in Auckland and went shopping at a supermarket. Air Commodore Darryn Webb, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the 32-year-old man escaped through a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, a worker works with palm oil fruits at a collection center in Dangkil, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, anti-trafficking organization Liberty Shared said it filed a petition to ban the importation of palm oil produced by Malaysia-based Sime Darby Berhad, one of the world’s largest suppliers, saying it found evidence of child and forced labor on plantations that supply American food and cosmetics companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 07, 2020 - 6:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An anti-trafficking organization has filed a petition to ban the importation of palm oil produced by one of the world’s largest suppliers, saying it found evidence of child and forced labor on plantations that supply American food and cosmetics companies. The petition against...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, July 6, 2020, sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
July 06, 2020 - 5:58 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to weaken public...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, and Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission, pose for photos before a meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 6, 2020. Cavusoglu and Borrell has discussed Turkey-EU relations, regional issues, Libya and Syria. (Cem Ozdel/Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
July 06, 2020 - 12:37 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish foreign minister on Monday called on the European Union to be an “honest broker” in disputes between Ankara and EU member states France, Greece and Cyprus. Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that Turkey would be forced to “reciprocate” against any decisions the bloc takes...
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June 29, 2020 - 11:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday prolonged economic sanctions against Russia for six months for failing to live up to its commitments to the peace agreement in Ukraine. The measures target Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors, as well as goods that can be used for both...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 file photo shows the BP logo at a petrol station in London. Energy company BP is writing off as much as $17.5 billion from its oil and gas assets and will review its plans to develop oil wells as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates its goal of decreasing its reliance on fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Caroline Spiezio, File)
June 29, 2020 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Oil and gas company BP has sold its global petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion, part of its plan to shift activities to renewable sources of energy. The company said in a statement Monday that the overlap of the petrochemicals business with the rest of the company is “...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. Chesapeake Energy, a shale drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City-based company said Sunday, June 28, 2020, that it was a necessary decision given its debt. Its debt load is currently nearing $9 billion. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)
June 28, 2020 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy, a shale drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City-based company said Sunday that it was a necessary decision given its debt. Its debt load is currently nearing $9...
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A health worker takes a blood sample for a quick COVID-19 test from man who works selling cookies at the Coche food market in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Health authorities tested people arriving at the market as a preventive measure to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 26, 2020 - 3:30 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hospitals in the capital of Venezuela's main oil-producing state are filled with coronavirus patients and dozens of health workers have been infected, witnesses said this week in the first reports of the pandemic overwhelming the country's debilitated health care system...
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The European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell, left, and Cyprus' Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides speak during a joint news conference at the Cypriot foreign ministry on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Borrell is in Cyprus to discuss developments in the EU's southeastern-most corner. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 25, 2020 - 2:35 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union will help Cyprus try to negotiate its maritime border with neighboring Turkey in order to end an ongoing wrangle that has raised tensions in the east Mediterranean, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Thursday. Borrell said the the 27-member bloc...
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June 12, 2020 - 1:47 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Range Resources Corp., Pennsylvania’s most active shale gas driller, has pleaded no contest to environmental crimes over its handling of contamination at a pair of well sites, the state attorney general’s office announced Friday. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company pleaded no...
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