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Activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain

Nov. 17, 2018 7:19 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling "Save our Rainforest" and "Drop Dirty Palm Oil" banners. A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace...

North Dakota oil and gas production hit new highs

Nov. 17, 2018 5:55 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota set oil and gas production records in September, but a slowdown is expected in the coming months due to a sharp drop in oil prices. The state's director of mineral resources, Lynn Helms, said Friday that oil production surged to a record 1.36 million barrels per day,...

Falling gas prices a holiday gift to Thanksgiving travelers

Nov. 17, 2018 4:58 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices that have continued their downward plunge in New Jersey and around the nation are another reason to be thankful for travelers about to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas Friday in...

Northam replaces regulators ahead of pipeline vote

Nov. 17, 2018 12:46 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has removed two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board after the citizen review board delayed a key vote on whether to allow a natural gas compressor station in a historic African-American community. News outlets report that Northam's move has...

Thousands of homes still without gas service after blasts

Nov. 17, 2018 12:28 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The company at the center of the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September says it has restored gas service to about 60 percent of affected homes, but nearly 1,760 families remain in temporary housing. The Sept. 13 blasts in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover destroyed or...

Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

Nov. 17, 2018 10:57 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran, which has had major influence over Iraq since the 2003...

Lawyer who battled Chevron may get chance to defend himself

Nov. 16, 2018 7:22 PM EST

A New York attorney who won a landmark oil pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador's court system only to have his law license suspended at home for malpractice never got a fair hearing and should be allowed to defend himself against disbarment, a legal referee has ruled. The decision involves Steven...

US Congresswoman calls for delay in New Mexico oil case

Nov. 16, 2018 4:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas regulators are being pressured to delay a decision on an application by a Texas-based company that seeks to ease restrictions on well locations in one of the nation's oldest producing basins. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who begins her first term as New...

US industrial production ticks up 0.1 percent in October

Nov. 16, 2018 12:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. Industrial production ticked up a modest 0.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. It was the fifth straight monthly gain and left output up 4.1...

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

Nov. 16, 2018 12:04 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Friday, more than a year after exports were halted over troubles with the autonomous Kurdish administration north of the country. The region will export between 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day through...