Oil and gas industry

A firefighter sprays foam on burning, derailed train cars Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Custer, Wash. Officials say seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed and five caught fire north of Seattle and close to the Canadian border. Whatcom County officials said the derailment occurred in the downtown Custer area, where streets were closed and evacuations ordered during a large fire response. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were arrested last month and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans for a natural gas pipeline. Seven train cars...
Read More
A firefighter sprays foam on a burning, derailed train car Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Custer, Wash. Officials say seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed and five caught fire north of Seattle and close to the Canadian border. Whatcom County officials said the derailment occurred in the downtown Custer area, where streets were closed and evacuations ordered during a large fire response. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 22, 2020 - 5:05 pm
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed Tuesday and five caught fire, sending a large black plume of smoke into the sky north of Seattle close to the Canadian border, authorities said. The derailment in the downtown Custer area closed nearby streets and spurred...
Read More
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, Dec. 22, extending losses on growing worries over a new, potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus that is countering good news over U.S. economic stimulus and vaccines. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 21, 2020 - 7:14 pm
Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, extending losses on growing worries over a new, potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus. The outbreaks are raising worries that the world economy may take even worse punishment. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.5% to 26,595.52. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng...
Read More
President-elect Joe Biden announces his climate and energy team nominees and appointees at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Del., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2020 - 2:43 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Just as the United States has needed a unified, national response to COVID-19, it needs one for dealing with climate change, President-elect Joe Biden said Saturday as he rolled out key members of his environmental team. “We literally have no time to waste," Biden told...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Michael Regan listens as North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces that Regan will lead the Department of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Regan is head of North Carolina’s environmental agency. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
December 17, 2020 - 10:32 pm
President-elect Joe Biden says he had chosen North Carolina regulator Michael S. Regan as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his pick for interior secretary. Biden said Thursday that the selections round out what he said would be an...
Read More
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, walks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, centre, as they review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Al-Kadhimi is in Turkey on an official visit. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
December 17, 2020 - 9:01 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Iraq have agreed to continue their cooperation in fighting extremist organizations, including the Islamic State group and Kurdish rebels, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday. Speaking to reporters following meetings with visiting Iraqi Prime...
Read More
Cars wait to be exported at Yokohama port, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Japan's exports fell more than 4% from a year earlier in November, despite an uptick in trade with China, according to customs data released Wednesday, Dec. 16. Exports of vehicles, semiconductors and other manufactured items showed the biggest declines.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 16, 2020 - 2:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell more than 4% from a year earlier in November, the 24th straight month of declines, despite an uptick in trade with China, according to customs data released Wednesday. Exports of vehicles, semiconductors and other manufactured items showed the biggest drops in...
Read More
December 15, 2020 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased 0.4% in November with manufacturing receiving a boost from a rebound in output at auto plants after three months of declines. The Federal Reserve reported Tuesday that the November gain in industrial output followed an even stronger 0.9%...
Read More
This undated photo released by AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SG shows the Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine. The BW Rhine suffered an explosion early Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 after being hit by "an external source," off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah, a shipping company said. The apparent attack on the oil tanker marks the fourth assault targeting Saudi energy infrastructure in a month. (Tommy Chia/AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SG via AP)
December 14, 2020 - 3:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom amid its yearslong war in Yemen. The apparent...
Read More
FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
December 13, 2020 - 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, just days after a prominent cybersecurity firm said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of...
Read More

Pages