UN atomic official in Iran as it runs advanced centrifuges
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran defended Sunday its decision to use advanced centrifuges prohibited by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as a visiting top official of the United Nations...
Iran oil tanker pursued by US turns off tracker near Syria
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker blacklisted and pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon off the coast of Syria, leading to renewed speculation Tuesday that its...
Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom...
Judge bars Trump from taking energy panel’s advice
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge barred the Trump administration on Tuesday from acting on the recommendations of an energy advisory panel that was created to make it easier to extract fossil fuels...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is considering whether to study lightning strikes at saltwater disposal sites after lightning hit state facilities at least four times since June, triggering...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers continue to look at spending cuts amid a prolonged downturn in revenue from the energy industry.
Wyoming's latest hit comes from the closure of two huge...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says he's against the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to replace rules that sought to limit coal-fired plants in the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A major shale oil producer and developers of advanced nuclear reactor technology have held discussions with New Mexico's governor as the state overhauls pollution regulations...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Proponents of New Mexico's energy industry say emails exchanged among environmentalists and a key member of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet represent a conflict of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP political consultant and one of President Donald Trump's harshest Republican critics has backed out of a six-figure agreement to lobby against potential U.S. sanctions on...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which...
WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) — Forty landowners in western Wisconsin are suing two frac sand mines that they claim are inundating their homes with dust, polluting their wells with sediment and driving...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are pressuring the state of Washington to back off from legislation requiring oil shipped by rail to have more of its volatile gases removed, urging...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials cancelled without explanation all upcoming meetings of an advisory panel that had been created by the Trump administration to make it easier to extract...
Officials discuss parameters of North Dakota oil study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal estimate of recoverable oil in North Dakota and the surrounding area needs to factor in more geologic formations and rapidly advancing technology, state and energy...
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana regulators have rejected a proposal by one of the state's largest electric utilities to build a natural gas-fueled power plant to replace aging coal-fired power...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin added nearly 1,800 new clean energy jobs last year despite a slowing of jobs growth in the industry nationwide, according to a new report.
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CEO of oil group sees no slowdown in US production
The U.S. oil and gas industry is praised by supporters for boosting America to the forefront of global production and attacked by critics who blame it for sowing doubt about the scientific...
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The man who ruled Algeria for 20 years has resigned under pressure from protesters unhappy about years of economic decline and accusations of corruption.
Colorado House OKs bill prioritizing health in drilling
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democrat-controlled House approved legislation Friday that would require regulators to prioritize public safety and health in well drilling decisions affecting the state's...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S....
Democrat wins special election in Waterloo-area district
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Another Democrat has been elected to represent the Waterloo area in the Iowa Senate.
Eric Giddens beat Republican Walt Rogers and Libertarian Fred Perryman for the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island senators are proposing several bills aimed at developing the state's economy.
The Senate unveiled measures Wednesday that'll be introduced this week and...
Former Iowa Sen. Danielson to lobby for wind energy group
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Sen. Jeff Danielson says he has taken a job as a regional state policy director for the American Wind Energy Association, a national trade group for the wind...
Wyoming lawmakers advance energy equipment tax break
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposed property tax break on equipment used in energy production.
The Senate Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee voted 4-1 Friday to move the bill to the full Senate for debate. The bill earlier cleared the House 41-18.
The proposal would exempt energy-production equipment from property tax during the time it's stored before installation.
Health isn’t 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control the Legislature to call for changing the law.
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Economist predicts slowdown in Oklahoma’s energy industry
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City economist who studies the state's energy industry is predicting a significant slowdown in the coming year as a result of falling crude oil prices.
Dr. Russell Evans released his regular Energy Index report on Thursday that shows the first energy industry decline in eight months. The index measures the state's oil and gas industry and is a joint project of researchers at Oklahoma City University and industry trade groups.
Democratic governor-elect of New Mexico begins appointments
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A professional advocate for the renewable energy industry was appointed Friday to lead the New Mexico state agency overseeing oil well permits and incentives for wind and solar energy production, in a striking departure from the current Republican-led administration.
Gordon beats Throne to keep GOP in Wyoming governor’s office
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State Treasurer Mark Gordon defeated energy industry attorney Mary Throne to keep the office of Wyoming governor in Republican hands for the longest stretch in over a generation.
Gordon's win means Wyoming state government will continue much as it has under outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Mead, who after two terms is term-limited.
Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit
DENVER (AP) — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling.
A lawyer for the state countered that regulators acted properly when they rejected a request for stronger health protections on the grounds that they did not have the authority to impose them.
Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry.
President Barack Obama's Interior Department improperly canceled the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer) lease adjacent to Glacier National Park in 2016, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., said this week.
Discussion at energy summit touches on earlier vetoes
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's energy industry joined lawmakers in Concord to discuss priorities for next year's legislative session.
North Dakota regulators may relax oil train shipment rules
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are considering relaxing rules that require shippers to remove the most volatile gases from oil before it's loaded onto train cars.
The rules, which were fought by the energy industry, took effect in 2015 and are aimed at making the state's crude oil safer for transportation following several explosive train derailments, including one five years ago in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.
Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed.
The approach of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast and upcoming sanctions on Iran's energy industry lifted oil prices. Benchmark U.S crude surged past $70 a barrel.
AP Interview: FBI eyes plethora of river-related threats
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the internet. All of them vulnerable to cyber thieves, hackers and terrorists.
Energy Transfer CEO considers Dakota Access expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the natural gas company that developed the Dakota Access Pipeline is hoping to soon announce an expansion of the project.
Energy, roads top proposed Colorado ballot initiatives
DENVER (AP) — Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead of a Monday deadline.
Petitions on transportation and schools funding also were submitted by sponsors who must meet a threshold of nearly 98,500 valid voter signatures — plus geographic requirements in the case of proposed constitutional amendments — to be voted on in November.
DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs on European steel and Chinese goods pose a multi-billion-dollar threat to America's energy industry, though a truce between the United States and Europe offers hope that trade tensions eventually will de-escalate, the head of a prominent U.S. energy trade group said Thursday.
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.
Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation's No. 2 gas-producing state after Texas. Residents who live near the gas wells, along with environmental groups and some scientists, have long worried about air and water pollution.
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (AP) — The 100-foot (30-meter) wind turbine near the western edge of town stands as a guidepost, elaborate bird perch and lonely symbol of a renewable energy industry that just can't seem to take root in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security.
Census estimates show Wyoming population decline
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau estimates show a continued loss of population in Wyoming between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, despite a recovering state oil industry.
An analysis by the state Economic Analysis Division released Thursday finds that Wyoming cities located in regions with large mineral extraction lost the most residents during the period.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a judge's order shutting down Sunoco pipelines in the Philadelphia suburbs (all times local):
Sunoco Pipeline says it plans to appeal a judge's decision that shut down construction of two natural gas liquids pipelines and halted use of another in the Philadelphia suburbs.
The company said Thursday the decision was a departure from the law and due process procedures, adding the entire energy industry should be concerned about the order.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced protests and a heckler Wednesday as he delivered a message of government cooperation at a large energy industry conference in North Dakota.
Zinke told the crowd at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck that government needs to be a better partner with the energy industry. His speech echoed one he gave at another major industry conference in Houston in March.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address
WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):
TRUMP: "After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages."