Oil and gas industry

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018 file photo, students rally for clean energy in front of San Francisco City Hall. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change. U.S. District Judge William Alsup...
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March 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon climate change activist avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline. State District Judge Daniel Boucher noted that defendant Leonard Higgins had...
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March 19, 2018 - 1:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity. The environmental group...
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March 18, 2018 - 7:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state oil company of the energy-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates says it has signed a deal worth $1.45 billion with French oil giant Total SA granting it stakes in offshore fields. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. made the announcement in a statement...
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Trader James Riley, left, and specialist John O'Hara work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 16, 2018. Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid caution about U.S. plans to raise tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum and uncertainty over White House politics. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Friday after several days of losses. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil while technology companies are slipping. While retailers are mostly higher, jewelry chain Tiffany is falling after a weak sales report and disappointing forecast. The...
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Specialist Robert Tuccillo, right, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 15, 2018. U.S. stocks are slightly higher Thursday morning as technology and health care companies move up after two days of broad losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finished mostly lower Thursday in another choppy day of trading after a midday rally faded. Industrial and technology companies rose, but smaller companies and chemical makers skidded. Without any major economic reports or further development on issues like tariffs, stocks...
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Clean-water activists who oppose a planned pipeline that would carry natural gas under the Potomac River and C & O Canal link arms to try to block state senators from leaving the Maryland Statehouse during a protest, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. From left, Liz Feighner, Elizabeth Freeman, Pam Dehmer, Jean Cushman and Lynn Yellott were later arrested. State Sen. Robert Cassilly is walking by them on the right and state Sen. Johnny Ray Salling is watching from behind the protesters. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
March 14, 2018 - 5:17 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Five clean-water activists have been arrested at the Maryland State House after protesting a planned pipeline that would carry natural gas under the Potomac River and C & O Canal. They were arrested Wednesday after blocking an entrance to the Capitol. The protesters urged...
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Director General of Russian state-controlled Zarubezhneft Oil Co. Sergey Kudryashov, second left, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company, NIOC, Ali Kardor, center, and CEO of Iranian private Dana Energy Co. Mohammad Iravani, right, exchange documents for a $740 million agreement to develop two oil fields near the Iraqi border, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
March 14, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run oil company has signed a $740 million agreement with a Russian-Iranian consortium to develop two oil fields near the Iraqi border. Under the agreement signed Wednesday, there will be a 48,000-barrel daily production of crude for a 10-year span in oil fields in...
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Specialist Robert Nelson, second left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. U.S. stocks are edging lower Wednesday morning as Boeing and other industrial companies take losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sinking again Wednesday as investors' fears about tariffs and decreased international trade continue to hurt industrial companies. Banks are also falling as bond yields decline. Department stores and other retailers are losing ground after the Commerce Department...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photograph, sun glints off the headlight housing of an unsold 2018 Maserati Levante in a long line of the high-end sports utility vehicles sitting on a dealer's lot in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for February. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 14, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1 percent despite signs elsewhere of a robust economy and the tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump starting to take effect. It was the...
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