Oil and gas exploration and extraction

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, shakes hands with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, right, at the United Nations headquarters Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
June 05, 2017 - 12:57 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced late Sunday that the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have agreed on new talks in Geneva this month, a significant step forward which could see the final round of negotiations on a peace agreement to reunify the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with heads of major foreign companies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Sergei Savostyanov/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2017 - 2:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not getting criticism for his climate stance from at least one world leader: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin offered his reaction to Trump's decision to pull out from the international Paris accord seeking to curb climate change. He told an...
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A woman walks past a discarded 'Stop Trump' banner as Greenpeace protesters stood in silence outside the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 2, 2017. The protesters gathered at the gates of the United States embassy in the Spanish capital to protest President Donald Trump's decision to pull the world's second-largest carbon dioxide emitter out of the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Paul White)
June 02, 2017 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's announcement that he's pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. (all times EDT): 7 a.m. A top atmospheric scientist at the U.N.'s weather agency says the "worst-case scenario" caused by the planned U.S. pullout from the Paris climate...
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May 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story May 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles (5,957 square kilometers.) The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometers). A corrected version of...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps:...
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An oil tank burns after an explosion at a tank battery owned by Anadarko near the Grand View Estates neighborhood in Weld County on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Mead, Colo. The fatal oil tank battery fire in northern Colorado appears to be unrelated to a nearby home explosion last month caused by a leaky gas line. (Lewis Geyer/Daily Camera via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 4:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction. The fire flared...
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In a Friday, May 19, 2017 photo, Oklahoma state Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, asks a question during a oint Committee on Appropriations and Budget committee meeting in Oklahoma City. After back-to-back midyear budget cuts, two elementary schools in Democratic state Rep. Jason Dunnington's urban Oklahoma City district can no longer afford to pay for art teachers. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 21, 2017 - 12:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma state budget has been cut so deeply that two elementary schools in state Rep. Jason Dunnington's district can no longer afford to pay for art teachers. A hospital is struggling after lawmakers axed a fund for uncompensated care. Beyond the cuts, the situation has...
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FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows an oil rig near the town of Usinsk, 1500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 15, 2017 - 7:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows an oil rig near the town of Usinsk, 1500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 15, 2017 - 6:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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May 15, 2017 - 5:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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