Oil and gas exploration and extraction

April 22, 2019 - 12:39 pm
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — An oil company in Nigeria is declaring a "force majeure" shutdown after a fire. The temporary closure is expected to cut Nigeria's oil production by about 8 percent per day. Aiteo Oil Exploration and Production Company said the shutdown took place Sunday. The Nembe Creek Trunk...
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, hands a pen to Erin Martinez with her children Nathan, left from her, and Jaelynn, right, after signing Senate Bill 19-181 at the State Capitol in Denver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Polis signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, shifting the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. The law also gives local government significant...
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A March 15, 2019 view of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 16, 2019 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping. The question for the high court has to do with the law that should apply in the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Aug. 19, 2008, the Chevron Genesis Oil Rig Platform is seen in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, La. Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in deep water exploration in the gulf and the energy-rich southwest region of Texas called the Permian Basin. The deal, announced Friday, April 12, 2019 arrives with U.S. crude prices up 40% this year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
April 12, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Chevron is buying Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion, energizing its oil and gas drilling capabilities in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico while vaulting itself into a new league. The combined company will remain far behind Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. in market capitalization, but...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, speaks before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing to head the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Bernhardt as the Interior secretary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 11, 2019 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. Senators voted 56-41 to...
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President Donald Trump takes a tour before speaking about energy and infrastructure at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 10, 2019 - 7:22 pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of business...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, an Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers who have been pushing Amazon to do more to combat climate change. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is getting cozy with the oil industry — and some employees aren't happy about it. The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers...
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April 08, 2019 - 12:58 am
PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) — New technology is being used to search for untapped oil in an Alaska bay that is already an established source of fossil fuel, according to officials. Oil and gas company BP is employing "3D seismic" technology to locate small pockets of previously undiscovered oil in...
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April 04, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration has scaled back its fight against oil and gas leases on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada. The leases are in the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer) Badger-Two Medicine area bordering Glacier National Park...
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FILE--In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, a pump jack works in a recently constructed residential development in Frederick, Colo. On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Colorado Legislature gave final approval to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates the oil and gas industry, shifting the focus from encouraging production to protecting public health and the environment. The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who is expected to sign it. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 03, 2019 - 5:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would dramatically change the way the state regulates its booming oil and gas industry, shifting the focus to protecting public health instead of encouraging production. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign...
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