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FILE - This photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange shows the unoccupied NYSE trading floor, closed temporarily for the first time in 228 years as a result of coronavirus concerns, Tuesday March 24, 2020. Global stocks and U.S. futures declined Thursday after the U.S. Senate approved a proposed $2.2 trillion virus aid package following a delay over its details and sent the measure to the House of Representatives. (Kearney Ferguson/NYSE via AP, File)

The Latest: Caterpillar, Deere profits to feel virus impact

Mar. 26, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Agricultural and heavy equipment makers are in for a rough year as the virus pandemic delivers a sting to an industry trying to recover form a trade war. Jefferies analyst Stephen Volkmann slashed his earnings...

Virus outbreak halts damaged Wisconsin refinery rebuilding

Mar. 24, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy has suspended rebuilding its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, that was damaged by an explosion two years ago because of the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced Tuesday. “Given the current safety and public health risks, Husky has begun a systematic and...

A man wearing a mask talks to a solider checking vehicles entering  Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 16, 2020. President Nicolás Maduro ordered Sunday residents in the capital of Caracas and six states to stay home under a quarantine in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks from the virus, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Economic fallout from virus felt in gas lines in Venezuela

Mar. 16, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolás Maduro’s government on Monday banned gasoline sales in two states as part of a broader lock-down to stem panic buying by Venezuelans accustomed to hoarding basic goods whenever there’s a hint of turmoil. But his orders, which explicitly prohibit...

Pipeline owner agrees to pay $60M over 2015 California spill

Mar. 13, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 will pay $60 million to to settle allegations that it violated safety laws, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. Texas-based Plains All...

2 Delaware refinery workers critically injured in blaze

Mar. 12, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) — Two workers at a Delaware oil refinery were critically injured when a blaze broke out at the facility Wednesday afternoon, the second such fire at the refinery in one year. A fire erupted at the Delaware City Refining Co. after 1:30 p.m., shooting flames and black smoke into the...

Supreme Court upholds Winona County's silica sand mining ban

Mar. 11, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Winona County's ban on the mining and processing of silica sand, which is used in the oil and gas industry for hydraulic fracturing. A divided high court affirmed a 2018 ruling from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which rejected a...

Company expands natural gas capacity with new Wyoming plant

Mar. 9, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An energy company completed a new Wyoming natural gas processing plant that doubles its processing capacity in the Powder River Basin. The plant owned by Meritage Midstream ULC is capable of processing 200 million cubic feet (5.66 million cubic meters) of gas daily, The Casper...

Colorado refinery to pay $9 million for air violations

Mar. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Canada-based owner-operator of a Denver-area oil refinery will pay $9 million to settle air quality violations dating to 2017, state officials announced Friday. The settlement with Calgary-based Suncor Energy is the biggest leveled by the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

A fire burns after an explosion at the Marathon Refinery in Carson on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)

Cause of Los Angeles-area refinery fire under investigation

Feb. 26, 2020 6:03 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The cause of an explosion and fire at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast was under investigation Wednesday as air quality authorities conducted laboratory testing to determine whether toxic gases were released. No one was injured and there were no immediate indications that...

Farm workers and activists march along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Demonstrators are protesting Mexican President Andre Manuel Lopez Obrador's infrastructure projects, including a thermoelectric plant in Morelos state and the

Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects

Feb. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought together unions, environmentalists, students and representatives of Mexico's indigenous peoples, a mix that would seem a...