Oil and gas industry

Venezuela' self proclaimed interim president and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, speaks during a session at the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Guaido said Wednesday that the National Assembly has appointed six executives to a transitional board for its PDVSA state-owned oil company and its U.S. subsidiaries, including Houston-based refiner Citgo. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 14, 2019 - 2:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the appointments by Guaido and his National...
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A supporter of Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party, attends an election campaign rally at the Tafawa Balewa Square, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
February 13, 2019 - 11:36 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president and his top challenger in Saturday's election renewed a pledge for peace on Wednesday ahead of a vote marked by accusations that have alarmed some observers, while some of their supporters kept the heated rhetoric flowing. President Muhammadu Buhari, who...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Nikkei Stock index, at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 13, 2019 - 3:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes on a possible resolution of the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in early European trading, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia. France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.3 percent in...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay in Seattle. The government says U.S. oil production will keep climbing and set new records in 2019 and 2020 while oil prices will remain below last year’s levels. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, it expects the United States to pump 12.4 million barrels of crude a day in 2019 and 13.2 million barrels a day in 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The United States expects domestic oil production to reach new heights this year and next, and that prices — for both crude and gasoline — will be lower than they were in 2018. Government forecasters are sticking to their forecast that the United States — already the world's biggest oil producer —...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo traders Joseph Lawler, left, and James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2019 - 3:38 pm
U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday amid renewed optimism over the potential for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. Technology companies and banks powered much of the rally, which had the market on track for its biggest gain this month and a three-day winning...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018 file photo, a No Trespassing sign is visible at a Enbridge Energy pipeline drilling pad along a rail line that traces the Minnesota-Wisconsin border south of Jay Cooke State Park in Minnesota. Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will continue to appeal a regulatory commission's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline. The commission approved the project last summer, but former Gov. Mark Dayton's Department of Commerce appealed that decision, as did several environmental and tribal groups. An appeals court decision last week sent the challenges back to the commission for further proceedings. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 12, 2019 - 1:39 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across in northern Minnesota, siding with environmental and...
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February 12, 2019 - 5:52 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The widows of four Nigerian activists have opened a civil court case against oil company Shell, alleging it was complicit in the deaths of their husbands more than two decades ago. Esther Kiobel, Victoria Bera, Blessing Eawo and Charity Levula are seeking an apology...
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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of him during a rally in Urena, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to overthrow Maduro, the leader's hold on power appears shaken, but he's far from losing grip. The world watches now whether Maduro’s government will let humanitarian aid from the United States cross its borders. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise. Dozens of nations have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 11:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — France and Germany have buried their differences on new European rules that could complicate plans for a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. After last-minute negotiations Friday between the two European Union powerhouses, ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America’s crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 06, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. The question now is whether lawmakers and the...
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