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45 bodies found in clandestine graves in Mexico

Apr. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials confirmed the discovery of up to 45 bodies at clandestine burial sites in Mexico, with an estimated 30 cadavers found in one spot in the northern state of Sonora and 15 buried under the patio of a multifamily house on the outskirts of Guadalajara in Jalisco state. The Sonora...

Clandestine burial sites found as violence surges in Mexico

Apr. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials confirmed the discovery of up to 30 bodies in clandestine burial sites over the same weekend that they said some Red Cross ambulances will get armed escorts for the most risky calls. On Saturday, the Sonora state prosecutor's office said in a statement it had sent...

Saudi Aramco buys $1.2 billion stake in South Korean refiner

Apr. 15, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Aramco says it has reached an agreement to acquire a $1.25 billion stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank that would provide Saudi Arabia's state-run oil company with a dedicated outlet for its crude to South Korea. Aramco says the deal, announced on Monday, amounts...

Red Cross resumes service after kidnapping in central Mexico

Apr. 14, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Red Cross briefly shuttered operations in the central city of Salamanca after a man wounded by gunfire was pulled from one of its ambulances by gunmen over the weekend. The Guanajuato state chapter of the first-aid group said it resumed ambulance service Sunday in the city of...

Trump signs orders making it harder to block pipelines

Apr. 10, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of business groups,...

Company will keep using toxic chemical at Wisconsin refinery

Apr. 3, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy said Wednesday that it will invest more than $400 million to rebuild its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, and will continue its use of a highly toxic chemical that raised fears in the community after an explosion at the refinery last April. The blast injured 36 people...

Cities go dark for Earth Hour, bring light to climate change

Mar. 31, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that...

Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota's high court

Mar. 27, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court. The National Parks Conservation Association argued in its Wednesday filing that an air quality permit issued by the state Health...

Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

Mar. 24, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Work began Sunday on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port in what will be Sri Lanka's largest foreign investment ever. The refinery and a tank farm will be built on 237 hectares (585 acres) of land lying about 235...

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

Mar. 23, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their initial legal arguments in state court. Here's a look at the dispute over the $800 million Davis Refinery being...