Oil and gas industry

Pipes and wires are exposed after a culvert washed out a section of road on Holkham Drive in Albemarle County, near Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, May 31, 2018, following heavy overnight rains. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm
Heavy rains generated by subtropical Storm Alberto unleashed flooding in Virginia that washed out bridges, damaged homes, closed schools and transformed a normally peaceful creek into a raging river that swept away cars with people still in them. At least one person was killed and rescuers were...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 29, 2010 file photo, a pair of coal trains idle on the tracks near Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant being built by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative near Gillette, Wyo. Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday, May 31, 2018, accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export products to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
May 31, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export products to Asia. Republican U.S. Sen. Steve...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Thursday, May 31, the Commerce Department issues its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.6 percent in April, the biggest increase in five months and a strong indication that the economy is reviving after a winter slowdown. The Commerce Department said Thursday that last month's increase in consumer spending was the largest...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Asian shares are gaining after U.S. stocks recovered most of their sharp losses from a day earlier as jitters over Italy’s political turmoil subsided. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 31, 2018 - 5:28 am
Global shares rose Thursday on the back of promising Chinese data and fresh signs that Italy may avoid imminent elections after all. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 climbed 0.4 percent to 5,446.54 while the FTSE 100 index gained 0.2 percent to 7,708.06. The DAX in Germany dropped 0.2...
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Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, May 28, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas near the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:08 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that the leftovers of the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm are still...
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Natural Resources Minister James Carr speak at the National Press Theatre during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian (US$3.4 billion) to purchase Kinder Morgan's Trans...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Bold Nebraska founder Jane Kleeb speaks against TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline after the Nebraska Public Service Commissioners announced their vote approving the pipeline's "mainline alternative route" through the state in Lincoln, Neb. The developer of the pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project. Kleeb, president of the Bold Alliance, said her group has worked to recruit and support candidates who openly oppose the pipeline. (Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, File)
May 29, 2018 - 2:12 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project. A political action committee for TransCanada Inc. has...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Asian stock markets were lower on Tuesday after Europe finished lower on political uncertainty and continued falls in oil prices that dented investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 29, 2018 - 3:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday, tracking losses in Europe, where investor confidence was sapped by political uncertainty in Italy. U.S. markets were closed Monday for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 percent to finish at 22,358.43 while South...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Asian stock markets were lower on Tuesday after Europe finished lower on political uncertainty and continued falls in oil prices that dented investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 29, 2018 - 12:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday, tracking losses in Europe, where investor confidence was sapped by political uncertainty in Italy. U.S. markets were closed Monday for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slumped 0.9 percent to 22,280.91 while South Korea's...
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Soldiers escort cargo trucks carrying aviation fuel to the international airport, during a truckers strike to protest rising fuel costs in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 28, 2018. Brazilian cabinet ministers are calling on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government has gone as far as it can to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
May 28, 2018 - 5:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian cabinet ministers on Monday called on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands. The ministers spoke in...
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