Oil and gas exploration and extraction

An attendant shows an automotive product to a driver in front of a display with new fuel prices at a gas station in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The recent strike that paralyzed the Andean nation for almost two weeks, has left a gaping hole in Ecuador’s economy, this after President Lenin Moreno called back his elimination of fuel subsidies which provoked the violent protests. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
October 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge. Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64 billion public...
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One of the protesters shakes hands with a security officer as they celebrate the announcement that the government cancelled an austerity package that triggered violent protests, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel the disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left several people dead. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
October 13, 2019 - 11:19 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead. Under the agreement, Moreno will withdraw the...
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October 12, 2019 - 2:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land. The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure...
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Greece's foreign minister Nikos Dendias, left, and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Christodoulides talk to the media during a press conference after a meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Dendias is in Cyprus for talks. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 07, 2019 - 10:34 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says top diplomats from European Union member states will decide next week on how to respond to Turkey's bid to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has licensed European energy companies to conduct a hydrocarbons search. Nikos Dendias said Monday...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:05 am
The British critic and author Alfred Alvarez has died. Alvarez died Monday in London of pneumonia, according to his literary representatives, Aitken Alexander Associates. He was 90. Writing alternately as A. Alvarez or Al Alvarez, he had a long, productive and controversial career. He began as a...
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September 23, 2019 - 4:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say nine people have been injured in an explosion at a supermarket in southern Austria. The Austria Press Agency reported that the blast Monday at the supermarket in St. Jodok am Brenner, between Innsbruck and the Italian border, set off a fire. The local rescue service...
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In this photo opportunity during a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a man watches the damaged in the Aramco's Khurais oil field, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after it was hit during Sept. 14 attack. Saudi officials brought journalists Friday to see the damage done in an attack the U.S. alleges Iran carried out. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 20, 2019 - 11:51 am
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and are waiting for a "positive response." The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 18, 2019 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its key benchmark interest rate for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion. The Fed's move will reduce its benchmark rate by an additional quarter-...
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File -- In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo a training ship for Saudi Arabia's border guard is pictured at the Peene shipyard in Wolgast, northern Germany. The German government extended the export ban on military equipment for Saudia Arabia until March 31, 2020. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP, file)
September 18, 2019 - 7:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has extended its ban on defense industry exports to Saudi Arabia for another six months, despite some calls for it to be relaxed in the wake of the recent attacks on the country's oil production facilities. The government said Wednesday the ban had been extended for six months...
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Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman smiles as he is congratulated after a press conference in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Tuesday that 50% of its daily crude oil production that was knocked out by a weekend attack had been restored and that full production is expected by the end of the month.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 17, 2019 - 11:16 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry. The kingdom's decision to enter the International Maritime Security Construct came ahead of a...
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