Oil and gas industry

A protester from the Line 3 Resistance Project hangs from a metal tripod set up to block traffic on a street outside a downtown St. Paul, Minn., building on Thursday, June 28, 2018, where Minnesota regulators were to meet to consider whether to approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
June 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators appeared ready Thursday to approve Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across the northern part of the state, even though a major, controversial question remains unresolved: the line's route. As the Public Utilities...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, June 28, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, as White House statements on trade left investors divided on whether the administration was interested in soothing tensions with China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 28, 2018 - 8:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday as investors digested assurances from the U.S. and China on trade, after a series of exchanges between the two resulted in widespread uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was down 1.2 percent to 12,206 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.6 percent to 5...
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Lawyer Bernard Collaery, left, addresses the media as lawmaker Andrew Wilkie, right, looks on in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Wilkie revealed in Parliament that Collaery and a former spy client who accused the Australian government of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet have been charged with conspiring to disclose secret information. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
June 28, 2018 - 7:23 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former spy and his lawyer who accused the Australian government of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet while negotiating a deal to share oil and gas revenue have been charged with conspiring to disclose secret information. Independent lawmaker Andrew Wilkie used...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, stock screens are shown at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 27, 2018 - 11:36 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, as White House statements on trade left investors divided on whether the administration was interested in soothing tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.4 percent to 22,177.58 and South Korea's Kospi...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, stock screens are shown at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 27, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The surging price of oil lifted energy stocks on Wednesday, but other areas of the market faltered. After zooming higher in the morning, a slump in technology stocks helped drag U.S. indexes to modest losses in the afternoon. It's yet another example of markets pirouetting quickly...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as jitters over trade conflicts between the world's major economies lingered. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 27, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks turned higher Wednesday after fears about an economy-rattling trade war stepped down a notch. The Trump administration indicated it's shifting away from a plan to impose limits on Chinese investment in U.S. technology companies and high-tech exports to China. Instead, the...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as jitters over trade conflicts between the world's major economies lingered. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 27, 2018 - 7:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were subdued on Wednesday as jitters over trade conflicts between the world's largest economies lingered. Oil prices extended their gains as the U.S. pushed other countries to cut oil imports from Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent at...
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June 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is pushing foreign countries to cut their oil imports from Iran to zero by November, a senior State Department official said Tuesday, as the Trump administration escalates its bid to pressure Iran after pulling out of the nuclear deal. The price of U.S. crude...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, July 18, 2016, butchers prepare cuts of meat at Smithfield Market, in London. A shortage of carbon dioxide in Europe is hitting food processing companies who rely on the gas to stun animals before slaughter, as it is announced Tuesday June 26, 2018, that some meat processing plants will run out of CO2 within days. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
June 26, 2018 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — After beer, the summer barbecue may now be under threat in northern Europe. A shortage of carbon dioxide that has already drawn warnings from beer makers about potential production problems is also hitting food processing companies. Scotland's biggest pork producer said Tuesday it...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed Tuesday as traders monitored U.S. efforts to gain an upper hand in trade with China, particularly in the technology sector. Shanghai's index entered bear market territory, having dropped over 20 percent from a recent high in January. KEEPING SCORE: Germany...
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