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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the world's major oil producers committed Friday to supporting "economically meaningful" carbon pricing regimes after a Vatican climate summit and a personal appeal from Pope Francis to avoid "perpetrating a brutal act of injustice" against the poor and future gen…

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has approved an agreement calling for Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay $1.05 million to settle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims of pollution violations over a 2011 oil pipeline break in Montana's Yellowstone River.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol, though some say the move is undercut by a policy that gives oil refineries waivers allowing them to use reduced levels of the additive.

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It's hard to generate interest in a news release about liquefied natural gas exports, but a high-ranking Trump administration official succeeded by calling the stuff "molecules of U.S. freedom."

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Emilio Lozoya, a former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company, and those of steel maker Altos Hornos de Mexico, in what looks to be a major new push to punish alleged corruption.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state's goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would stiffen penalties for damaging or trespassing around oil and gas operations despite opposition from environmental groups who say it would quell peaceful protests and overly criminalize offenses.

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HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump showcased his "America First energy policy" on Tuesday during a trip to Louisiana designed to highlight his administration's efforts to increase liquefied natural gas exports and boost the country's energy infrastructure.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will continue its slide in coming months despite efforts by the Trump administration to prop up the struggling industry, federal officials said Thursday.

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DALLAS (AP) — The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.

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DALLAS (AP) — Electricity demand in Texas is expected to hit record levels this summer, and with a thin margin of reserve power, the operator of the state's grid says it may have to ask businesses and consumers to conserve.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) on May 8 reported a first-quarter loss of $21 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Occidental, which is in a bidding war with Chevron to buy oil company Anadarko, revised its offer Sunday and says it found a buyer for Anadarko's African investments if the deal goes through.

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In the 20 years since Gov. George W. Bush enacted a Renewable Portfolio Standard for the state of Texas, wind power has enjoyed exponential growth. Today, Texas’ wind industry is by far the nation’s largest, generating 15 percent of the state’s electricity and trending upward in nearly every…

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PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and was the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials cancelled without explanation all upcoming meetings of an advisory panel that had been created by the Trump administration to make it easier to extract fossil fuels from publicly leased land and offshore sites.

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OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will finance a bid by Occidental Petroleum for Anadarko, potentially upending Chevron's $33 billion offer for the energy company.

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EL PORTAL, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of no return in less than a generation.

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil's first-quarter profit fell by half to $2.35 billion, its worst quarter since late 2016, as the company spent more on oil production and was hit by lower margins in its refinery business.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A bidding war is breaking out over Anadarko Petroleum, with Occidental making an offer that it says is about a 20% premium to Chevron's deal announced earlier this month, a rare move not often seen in the U.S. oil industry.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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The Trump administration said Monday that it will no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran in a move that primarily affects the five remaining major importers: China and India and U.S. treaty allies Japan, South Kore…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday.

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DACONO, Colo. (AP) — State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites — half the frequency of leaks they…

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Energy officials say Austin has bought a wood chip-fueled biomass power plant in East Texas for $460 million to break away from a punitive contract, calling it one of the largest single purchases in the city's history.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority.