Oil and gas exploration and extraction

In this photo released on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are launched in a drill in Iran. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces on Friday held a military exercise involving ballistic missiles and drones in the country's central desert, state TV reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. (Iranian Revolutionary Guard/Sepahnews via AP)
January 15, 2021 - 7:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in a 2019 attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut the kingdom's oil...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
January 06, 2021 - 5:37 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. The sale, held as...
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January 05, 2021 - 9:05 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to halt oil and gas lease sales in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that were pushed by the Trump administration in its final days. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's decision came after conservationists and Indigenous groups...
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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. U.S. stocks are wobbling between small gains and losses on Tuesday, a day after dropping to their worst loss in months amid the worsening pandemic and potentially market-moving Senate elections. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
January 05, 2021 - 4:50 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, regaining their footing a day after suffering their worst loss in months amid the worsening pandemic and potentially market-moving Senate elections. The S&P 500 rose 0.7%, recovering about half of the index's losses from a day earlier. The...
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Seagulls fly as a man rides his bicycle in front of the Port on the Red Sea, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 05, 2021 - 2:36 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it will cut its oil production by 1 million barrels a day, taking on the burden of supporting prices in the energy market as a “goodwill gesture" after a meeting with other crude-producing countries. The decision came after a meeting between...
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An aerial photo shows oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq's Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
January 02, 2021 - 4:40 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf two days earlier. The statement said Iraqi authorities have opened an investigation into the incident. No group has...
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An aerial photo shows oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq's Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
January 01, 2021 - 9:57 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi explosives experts were working to defuse a large mine discovered on an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and evacuate its crew, authorities said Friday. The statement came a day after two private security firms said sailors feared they had found a limpet mine on the MT Pola, a...
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FILE - Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York. Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street Wednesday, Dec. 23, following a mixed set of reports on the economy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 24, 2020 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are closing modestly higher on Thursday after drifting through an abbreviated session. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% before trading shut on Wall Street for the Christmas holiday, trimming its small loss for the week. Markets will reopen on Monday. The majority of...
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President-elect Joe Biden announces his climate and energy team nominees and appointees at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Del., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2020 - 5:43 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Just as the United States has needed a unified, national response to COVID-19, it needs one for dealing with climate change, President-elect Joe Biden said Saturday as he rolled out key members of his environmental team. “We literally have no time to waste," Biden told...
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December 15, 2020 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased 0.4% in November with manufacturing receiving a boost from a rebound in output at auto plants after three months of declines. The Federal Reserve reported Tuesday that the November gain in industrial output followed an even stronger 0.9%...
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