Oil and gas industry

FILE--In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators against the Keystone XL pipeline march in Lincoln, Neb. Opponents of the proposed oil pipeline from Canada are asking a federal judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
February 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile (1,800-...
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FILE - The Aug. 7, 2017 file photo shows Mount Katahdin at dawn, just west of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a site administered by the U.S. Interior Department near Patten, Maine. A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 19, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving...
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February 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel's nascent natural gas industry. Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, signed a deal to sell a total of 64 billion cubic...
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A man leaves a tailor in Tokyo's Nihombashi shopping and business district, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Japan has reported a trade deficit for January, its first in eight months, mainly due to seasonal factors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 19, 2018 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade sector started out the year on a strong note though it slipped into deficit for the first time in eight months due to higher oil prices and seasonal factors. Customs data released Monday showed imports rose 8 percent from a year earlier to 7.03 trillion yen ($66 billion...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela’s former oil czar, is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country. The lawsuit was filed Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
February 16, 2018 - 8:06 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country. The civil complaint filed in Houston came just...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:14 am
WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8. No injuries or damage have been reported as a result of the Friday morning temblors near Waynoka. Geologists say damage is not likely in...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at the Government House, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson held talks with the Lebanese president and other officials amid a growing dispute between the small Mediterranean country and neighboring Israel over oil and gas reserves, and Israel's construction of a border wall that Lebanon says encroaches on its territory. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
February 15, 2018 - 9:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said he had positive discussions in Lebanon on how to break a "stalemate" with Israel over gas drilling rights along the countries' disputed maritime border and maintain calm along the volatile frontier. Tillerson was in Lebanon on a...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil before his meeting with Lebanese president at the presidential palace in Baabda east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson is in Beirut for one day visit to meet with Lebanese officials.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
February 15, 2018 - 5:46 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with key allies of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group on Thursday, during a brief stopover in Beirut as part of a regional trip. The visit comes amid a growing dispute between Lebanon and its southern neighbor, Israel, over oil and gas...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 percent last month. That was the biggest climb in a year and has intensified inflation fears in financial markets. Overall consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in January, the most in four months, the...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 percent last month. That was the biggest climb in a year and has intensified inflation fears in financial markets. Overall consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in January, the most in four months, the...
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