Oil and gas industry

FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the facility. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a Wednesday, June 26 statement that Philadelphia Energy Solutions has informed him of its decision. Kenney says the more than 1,000 workers there will be impacted. The 150-year-old oil refining complex processes 335,000 barrels of crude oil daily. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 26, 2019 - 11:00 am
The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged equipment there. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that Philadelphia Energy Solutions had informed him...
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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 26, 2019 - 10:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the largest oil refinery on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the complex. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that Philadelphia Energy Solutions had...
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In this picture released on April 29, 2019, by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reads part of a book while visiting Tehran's book fair in Tehran, Iran. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday, June 24, 2019, targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 7:39 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures. President Donald...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leans in to greet Saudi Arabia's King Salman during their meeting at Al-Salam Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
June 26, 2019 - 5:23 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister is denying allegations that drones which targeted Saudi oil pipelines last month could have taken off from Iraq, rather than Yemen. The attack — claimed by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who are at war with Saudi Arabia — was part of a series of incidents...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the presidential Blue House, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. Bin Salman is visiting South Korea for two days - the first time by an heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia since 1998. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 5:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Wednesday with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruptions caused by tensions in the Middle East. Moon and the Saudi prince also called for...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the presidential Blue House, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. Bin Salman is visiting South Korea for two days - the first time by an heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia since 1998. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 4:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruption caused by tensions in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is South Korea's biggest source of...
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Turkey's 230-meter (750-foot) drillship 'Yavuz' escorted by a Turkish Navy vessel, crosses the Marmara Sea on its way to the Mediterranean, from the port of Dilovasi, outside Istanbul, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Turkey had launched Yavuz, that it says will drill for gas off neighboring Cyprus despite European Union warnings to refrain from such illegal actions that could incur sanctions against Ankara. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 25, 2019 - 3:25 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The prime minister of Greece says Turkey's ongoing drilling for gas in waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights is a sign of "weakness." Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned Tuesday of "grave consequences" for Turkey's relations with the European Union and for...
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In this June 24, 2019, photo, former Venezuelan police commissioner Ivan Simonovis poses for a photograph with his wife Bony Pertnez in Washington. In his first interview from exile in the U.S., Simonovis, the former police commissioner whose about 15-year detention became an opposition rallying cry, shares details of his movie-like breakout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 25, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest in the Venezuelan capital, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of...
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In this June 24, 2019, photo, former Venezuelan police commissioner Ivan Simonovis poses for a photograph with his wife Bony Pertnez in Washington. In his first interview from exile in the U.S., Simonovis, the former police commissioner whose about 15-year detention became an opposition rallying cry, shares details of his movie-like breakout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 25, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of night, then took a bolt cutter...
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This September 2018 photo provided by NOAA shows a NOAA research vessel at a Taylor Energy production site in the Gulf of Mexico. A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil. (NOAA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 9:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of...
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