Oil and gas exploration and extraction

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018 file photo, emigrant Peak is seen rising above the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Mont. The Trump administration has put a conservative advocate who argues for selling off the nation’s public lands in charge of the nation’s 250 million public acres. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday signed an order making William Perry Pendley acting head of the Bureau of Land Management, putting the lawyer and Wyoming native in charge of public lands and their resources. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
July 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative lawyer and writer who argues for selling off the nation's public lands is now in charge of a nearly quarter-billion acres in federally held rangeland and other wilderness. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday signed an order making Wyoming native William...
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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo, a helicopter flies near Turkey's drilling ship, 'Fatih' dispatched towards the eastern Mediterranean, near Cyprus. Turkish officials say the drillships Fatih and Yavuz will drill for gas, which has prompted protests from Cyprus.(Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)
July 15, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have approved initial sanctions against Turkey over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement on Monday night that in light of Turkey's "continued and new illegal drilling...
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July 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow. The seep out of the ground where Chevron...
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A man stands in floodwaters at Don'z On the Lake as Tropical Storm Barry's winds push water over the Lake Pontchartrain seawall Saturday, July 13, 2019. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 11:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station...
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Karon Hill, left, and Celeste Cruz battle the wind and rain from Hurricane Barry as it nears landfall Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 13, 2019 - 7:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly...
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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo, a helicopter flies over Turkey's drilling ship, 'Fatih' dispatched towards the eastern Mediterranean, near Cyprus. Turkish officials say the drillships Fatih and Yavuz will drill for gas, which has prompted protests from Cyprus. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)
July 13, 2019 - 12:55 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leader of Turkish Cypriots on the ethnically divided island of Cyprus has renewed a proposal to establish a joint committee with Greek Cypriots to oversee offshore gas drilling activities. A statement Saturday said Mustafa Akinci conveyed the idea to the east...
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In this May 10, 2019 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response, oil flows at a Chevron oil field in Kern County, Calif. Nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water has seeped from the ground since May. Chevron and California officials say the spill is not near any waterway and has not significantly affected wildlife. (California Deptartment of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state's last two major oil spills. The newly revealed spill has been flowing off and on...
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 file photo, a Turkish police officer patrols the dock, backdropped by the drilling ship 'Yavuz' that was dispatched to the Mediterranean, at the port of Dilovasi, outside Istanbul. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, July 10, 2019 it rejects the European Union's statements condemning its efforts to drill for gas in waters off the coast of Cyprus and says the EU cannot be considered an impartial mediator for the divided island. Cyprus says Turkey is encroaching in waters where the country has exclusive economic rights while the European Union warned Turkey of sanctions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
July 10, 2019 - 4:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is rejecting European Union condemnation of its efforts to drill for gas in waters off the coast of Cyprus and says the bloc cannot be considered an impartial mediator for the divided island. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Turkey will press ahead with...
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Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Venezuela's Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernandez People's Minister of Petroleum, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo OPEC Secretary General of Nigeria and Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, from left, wait for the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non OPEC members, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
July 02, 2019 - 7:35 am
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC members won the support Tuesday of other major oil producing nations to extend a production cut for another nine months in a bid to shore up prices at a time of waning demand. Member nations of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Monday agreed to the...
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Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia arrives for a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non OPEC members at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
July 01, 2019 - 4:27 pm
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC is extending its deal to cut production for another nine months in bid to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a weakening outlook for global demand. The decision among the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries came during a meeting...
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