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New Kansas law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelines

Apr. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines. The bill Kelly signed last week gained bipartisan support in the state Senate, but drew criticism from some House...

Alaska files lawsuit against toxic chemical producers

Apr. 09, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of toxic, man-made “forever chemicals” that have been detected in some of the state's groundwater. The lawsuit filed Wednesday names large chemical-making corporations such as 3M,...

Cause of gas leak from Hilcorp fuel line being investigated

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The cause of a natural gas leak from a line that provides fuel for two Hilcorp Alaska offshore production platforms in Cook Inlet is being investigated, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said. The department released an initial...

KITCHEN SMARTS: Navigating the varied world of olive oils

Apr. 06, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

If you’ve been in the olive oil section of the grocery store lately, you’ve likely been confronted with a lot of choices. Possibly even a wall of olive oils, with different symbols on the bottles and a whole lot of brands to choose from. For most of us, the world of...

OPEC and allies agree to gradually boost crude oil output

Apr. 01, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The OPEC oil cartel and allied countries said Thursday that they have decided to add gradually add back some 2 million barrels per barrel per day of oil production from May to July, moving cautiously in pace with the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19...

New Mexico oil, gas production up by 10% despite pandemic

Apr. 01, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has reported that oil and gas production increased by more than 10% last year compared to the year before even as demands for fuel dropped during the coronavirus pandemic. Data from the state's oil conservation division showed the state...

US factory activity expands at fastest pace since 1983

Apr. 01, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded in March at the fastest pace in 37 years, a sign of strengthening demand as the pandemic wanes and government emergency aid flows through the economy. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing...

Mexico president seeks to clamp down on private gas stations

Mar. 29, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday proposed yet another law to weaken private firms and strengthen the hand of an inefficient state-owned company, the latest in a series of measures aimed at turning back private-sector involvement in the energy...

Hundreds evacuated after fire at Indonesian oil refinery

Mar. 29, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 900 people from a nearby village were evacuated after a massive fire broke out early Monday at the Pertamina Balongan Refinery in Indonesia’s West Java province, officials said. About 20 people were injured, including refinery...

Yemen rebels hit, set ablaze fuel tank in south Saudi Arabia

Mar. 26, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fuel tank at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia caught fire after being struck in an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said Friday, an attack that came on the sixth anniversary of the kingdom's entry into Yemen's yearslong civil war. ...