Energy industry

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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FILE - This March 9, 2010, file photo shows a tanker truck passing the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention has thrown out the underlying lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies liable for the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Monday, June 25, 2018, that Congress and the president, not a federal judge, were best suited to address fossil fuels' contribution to global warming. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 25, 2018 - 10:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis, left, speaks with Romanian Defense Minister Mihai-Viorel Fifor prior to a meeting on the sidelines of a NATO defense ministers meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Romania's defense minister says the country faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference. But even amid such uncertainty, Mihai Fifor told The Associated Press that the country of 19 million aims to be the region's main security provider. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool, File)
June 25, 2018 - 9:11 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference, the defense minister said Monday. But even amid such uncertainty, Mihai Fifor told The Associated Press that the country of 19 million...
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A man looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, June 25, 2018.Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 25, 2018 - 8:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Monday and oil prices were mixed amid simmering worries about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.3 percent to 12,414 and London's FTSE 100 gave up 1.4 percent to 7,575. France's CAC 40 shed 0.8 percent to 5,343. On Wall Street,...
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June 24, 2018 - 8:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli says three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released. The government said late Saturday the workers would be flown back to Turkey from the capital Tripoli. The hostages were working for the...
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Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei attend a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 22, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. South Korean President is in Moscow on a state visit intended to boost bilateral economic ties. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
June 22, 2018 - 10:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties. Following Moon's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, officials from the two countries signed agreements on cooperation in various economic projects,...
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FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, the sun sets behind an oil well in a field near El Tigre, Venezuela. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia meet in Vienna on Friday, June 22, 2018, and Saturday, June 23. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
June 22, 2018 - 6:02 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Iraq's oil minister says he is confident that officials from major oil-producing countries will reach an agreement on raising oil production at their meeting in Vienna. Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said as ministers...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, June 22, 2018. Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 22, 2018 - 5:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors remained wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profits and jobs. Some markets rebounded slightly but were unable to recoup their heavy losses for the...
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