Oil and gas exploration and extraction

FILE- In this March 5, 2013, file photo, Trinidad Drilling rigs are seen off of Way Highway 59 outside of Douglas, Wyo. A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and says the government must consider cumulative climate change impacts of leasing public lands across the U.S. for energy development. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade faulting the government's consideration of emissions when issuing energy leases. (Leah Millis/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
March 20, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public land for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the...
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March 12, 2019 - 7:08 pm
DENVER (AP) — A fiercely contested oil and gas project in a residential neighborhood outside Denver has cleared a major hurdle. State regulators on Tuesday approved a request by Extraction Oil & Gas to drill for oil that belongs to dozens of owners in suburban Broomfield, including some who don...
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In this Feb. 28, 2019, photograph, a storage tank stands near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participate in a major oil and gas drilling project against their wishes, so they launched legal challenges with potentially significant consequences for the industry. Backed by a federal judge, they have a chance this week to ask state regulators to block multiple wells planned within about 1,300 feet (400 meters) of homes in the city of Broomfield. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 11, 2019 - 12:13 am
DENVER (AP) — Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participate in an oil and gas drilling project against their wishes, so they launched legal challenges with potentially significant consequences for the industry. They have a chance this week to ask state...
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FILE - In this June 8 2006 file photo, The Troll, a gas platform run by the Norwegian oil giant Statoil company, stands above the North Sea, about 70 kilometers off the coast of Norway. Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund will begin dumping its shares in oil and gas companies, paving the way for a huge divestment in the likes of Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, Minister of Finance Siv Jensen said Friday March 8, 2019. (Marit Hommedal / Scanpix via AP, File)
March 08, 2019 - 8:50 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, the biggest of its kind in the world, will begin dumping shares in oil and gas companies, but stopped short of barring major producers like ExxonMobil and Chevron. The move was hailed by environmental activists as a sign that the global...
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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 said Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that as soon as 2024 it expects to produce the equivalent of more than 1 million barrels of oil per day in the Permian Basin, which straddles western Texas and New Mexico, up from a forecast of 600,000 barrels by 2025. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 05, 2019 - 1:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The fracking boom is gaining speed in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, as Exxon Mobil and Chevron are primed to sharply boost oil production in the next few years. The big oil companies say advances in drilling technology mean that the Permian field can be profitable...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, waits to speak at the Story County Democrats' annual soup supper fundraiser in Ames, Iowa. Hickenlooper is running for president, becoming the second governor to jump into the sprawling Democratic 2020 contest. Hickenlooper is a former brewpub owner and Denver mayor who hopes his two terms governing a swing state shows that he can unite the country. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:23 am
DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who's used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state. "I'm running for president because we need dreamers in Washington,...
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March 01, 2019 - 4:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency performed inadequate environmental review before approving petroleum exploration in a northern Alaska reserve, according to a lawsuit filed by a nearby tribe and five environmental groups. The Native Village of Nuiqsut and the groups on Thursday sued the...
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February 25, 2019 - 10:54 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A county in western China has suspended drilling for shale gas after a protest by residents who suspected fracking work was the cause of a series of earthquakes that led to two deaths. The first quake hit Sichuan province's Rongxian county on Sunday morning, followed by two more,...
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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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