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US expected to become world's top oil producer next year

Jul. 13, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades. The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to 11.8 million barrels a day. "If...

US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

Jul. 11, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world's biggest oil producer for the first time since the 1970s. The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to 11.8 million barrels a day. "If the...

Qatar's emir says there's no deal with Russia over missiles

Jul. 6, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Qatar's emir said his country has not reached a deal yet over the purchase of Russia's most advanced air defense missile system. In a news conference in Paris on Friday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said "it's true we discussed it ... Until now, there's nothing." He declined to provide...

Iran issues oil warning as UAE says production can rise

Jul. 3, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran issued a new warning over Mideast oil supplies as the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday it could increase its own production, the latest remarks to follow President Donald Trump's demand for lower global energy prices. The comments by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the...

Iran asks OPEC to 'refrain' from unilateral production hikes

Jul. 1, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday asked fellow OPEC members to "refrain from any unilateral measures" to increase oil production beyond the 1 million additional barrels of crude a day it already agreed to, a warning to Saudi Arabia after President Donald Trump said the kingdom would increase production....

Gunfire, clashes amid Iran protests over water scarcity

Jul. 1, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunfire erupted as Iranian security forces confronted protesters early Sunday amid demonstrations over water scarcity in the country's south, violence that authorities said wounded at least 11 people, mostly police. The protests around Khorramshahr, some 650 kilometers...

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

Jul. 1, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels" in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but...

The Latest: Trump says Saudis could boost oil production

Jul. 1, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Saudi oil production (all times local): 9:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that King Salman of Saudi Arabia has assured him that his country will boost oil production, perhaps as much as 2 million barrels, in response to...

Saudi Arabia says Trump, King Salman talk about oil market 'stability'; no mention of 2 million barrels from Trump tweet

Jun. 30, 2018 8:49 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says Trump, King Salman talk about oil market 'stability'; no mention of 2 million barrels from Trump tweet.

Kuwait defense minister, emir's son, has lung tumor removed

Jun. 27, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's defense minister, the eldest son of the country's ruling emir, has undergone surgery to have a tumor in his lungs removed. The state-run KUNA news agency reported Tuesday that 70-year-old Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Sabah underwent the procedure. It did not say if the tumor was...