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German recession fears mount after more poor industrial data

Jan. 8, 2019 9:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Concerns are growing that Europe's largest economy may have slipped into a technical recession after Germany's Economy Ministry reported Tuesday that industrial production dropped for the third consecutive month in November. Factory production was down 1.9 percent compared with October,...

Official: UAE-Pakistan talks on oil refinery at end stage

Jan. 6, 2019 6:35 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani minister says his government's talks with the United Arab Emirates on setting up an oil refinery in Pakistan "reached their final stage" during the visit of the crown prince of Abu Dhabi. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also says Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan's visit...

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

Dec. 27, 2018 2:38 PM EST

GEOJEDO, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees scurrying over a massive circuit board as they weld together the latest additions to the rapidly growing...

Worries about worker dangers grow amid US oil and gas boom

Dec. 21, 2018 11:45 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Parker Waldridge had worked in the Oklahoma oilfields since he was 16 and acquired the traits that make a good driller: fortitude, intellect and a healthy respect for the power of a runaway gas well. And so, when Waldridge's wife, Dianna, heard there had been an accident on a rig he...

Study: Valve hole set off refinery blast, fire in Wisconsin

Dec. 12, 2018 4:51 PM EST

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A hole in a valve was the source of an April explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of the city of Superior, according to findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board...

When it comes to natural gas, US 'open for business'

Dec. 12, 2018 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington's largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership. Inside the marble walls of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a crowd of 200 welcomed the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports...

Mexico starts oil industry 'rescue' with refinery overhaul

Dec. 9, 2018 6:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new government detailed plans Sunday to build an $8 billion oil refinery in the home state of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and to renovate six others as the oil-producing country attempts to lower its dependence on imported fuel. Speaking from the Dos Bocas port in the...

Judge: Pipeline owners trespassed, but work can continue

Dec. 6, 2018 5:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a company building an oil pipeline through south Louisiana trespassed on the land of three people opposed to the project, but he allowed the work to continue while awarding the three only $150 apiece in compensation and damages. Judge Keith Comeaux's...

The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

Dec. 5, 2018 4:57 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the two-week U.N. climate meeting in Poland (all times local): 10 p.m. Scientists say after several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have experienced their largest jump in seven years. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated...

Mexico gets leftist leader after decades of technocrats

Dec. 1, 2018 7:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico's first leftist president in over 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. In his first speech to Congress, Lopez Obrador pledged "a...