Oil and gas exploration and extraction

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the morning after House and Senate negotiators worked out a border security compromise hoping to avoid another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 12, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats — including a cast of presidential candidates — into a political bind. The...
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In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo, Nieves Ribullen speaks during a interview at his home in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Ribullen, a Venezuelan oil worker sick of struggling to get by as his country falls apart, is betting it all on far-away job in Kurdistan to give his family a better life.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 07, 2019 - 11:08 pm
PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) — Nieves Ribullen, a Venezuelan oil worker sick of struggling to get by as his country falls apart, is betting it all on far-away Kurdistan to give his family a better life. Over the years he's watched dozens of co-workers abandon poverty wages and dangerous working...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Exxon Mobil is making a big bet on the future of exporting natural gas. Exxon and Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, that they will go ahead with a $10 billion project to expand a liquefied natural gas export plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 05, 2019 - 3:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is making a big bet on the future of exporting natural gas. Exxon and Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday that they will go ahead with a $10 billion project to export liquefied natural gas from a plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. The companies said construction at the Golden...
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February 05, 2019 - 3:07 am
LONDON (AP) — BP says fourth-quarter earnings jumped 65 percent as the London-based energy company benefited from higher oil prices and increased production. The company said Tuesday that underlying replacement cost profit, the industry's preferred gauge of earnings, rose to $3.48 billion from $2...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:30 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is making a two-day visit to NATO ally Turkey for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on an array of issues that have strained the relationship between their two countries. The leaders are expected to discuss territorial disputes in...
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A man walks past graffiti on the wall of a vacant lot that reads in Spanish: "Get out Maduro," referring to President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 24, 2019 - 6:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he would consider granting amnesty to President Nicolas Maduro and his allies if they helped return Venezuela to democracy. Guaido gave his first...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 8:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Mexico and Uruguay are urging all parties involved in Venezuela's crisis, both inside and outside the South American country, to try to reduce tensions and prevent an escalation of violence...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks in Lebanon, Tenn. Wheeler and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with farmers about a new Trump administration proposal to redefine "waters of the United States." Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farm land already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 14, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under longstanding federal law and...
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Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Egypt has hosted its first ever regional gas forum, with several government delegations attending including the Israeli Energy Minister in the first such official visit since its 2011 Arab Spring uprising. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 14, 2019 - 12:09 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted its first ever regional gas forum on Monday, with several regional delegations attending alongside the Israeli energy minister, the first such visit by an Israeli Cabinet member since its 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Speaking after attending the closed meeting in Cairo,...
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Protesters hold signs as they turn their backs on a meeting of the Virginia State Air Quality Control Board in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The board is set to vote on a plan to build an Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compressor station in the state. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 08, 2019 - 4:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents. The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key...
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