Oil and gas exploration and extraction

FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...
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Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei attend a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 22, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...
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FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, the sun sets behind an oil well in a field near El Tigre, Venezuela. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia meet in Vienna on Friday, June 22, 2018, and Saturday, June 23. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
June 22, 2018 - 6:02 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Iraq's oil minister says he is confident that officials from major oil-producing countries will reach an agreement on raising oil production at their meeting in Vienna. Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said as ministers...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018 file photo, a former farmer works at a primitive refinery as he makes crude oil into diesel and other products, in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, Syria. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia meet in Vienna on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
June 21, 2018 - 11:59 am
Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remain wild cards. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia are...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks at a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government form released Monday, as required by federal ethics rules, that he shorted stock in Navigator Holdings in October. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 20, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks at a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government form released Monday, as required by federal ethics rules, that he shorted stock in Navigator Holdings in October. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018 file photo, a former farmer works at a primitive refinery as he makes crude oil into diesel and other products, in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, Syria. The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss later this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy. The officials were gathering Tuesday, June 19 ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with the representative of Russia, a non-OPEC member that has cooperated with the cartel to limit production since late 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, file)
June 19, 2018 - 9:51 am
VIENNA (AP) — The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel were gathering Tuesday to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices. The officials were arriving in Vienna ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a...
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June 04, 2018 - 4:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state-owned Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement to acquire a 30 percent stake in two Exxon Mobil affiliates in Argentina. The agreement gives the Qatari oil and gas company shares in ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina S.R.L. and Mobil Argentina S.A. for...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, stock screens are shown at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 25. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 25, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses. U.S. crude oil sank 4 percent after multiple reports indicated that Russia and OPEC could...
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This Wednesday, May 23, 2018 photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows a handgun embedded in the front bumper of a car in Lakewood, Wash. Authorities say a driver on Interstate 5 near Tacoma, Wash., saw a small object strike the front of his car during his evening commute. When he stopped for gas later, he saw that it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver's-side headlight. The driver notified the Washington State Patrol, who recovered the gun, which was missing its magazine. (Washington State Patrol via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 6:48 pm
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in...
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