oil industry

  • OPEC Jun 6

    OPEC, Allied Nations Extend Nearly 10M Barrel Cut by a Month

    OPEC and allied nations have agreed to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to boost energy prices hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic

  • oil industry Apr 18

    10 Years After BP Spill: Oil Drilled Deeper; Rules Relaxed

    Ten years ago, an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico

  • oil industry Apr 13

    OPEC, Oil Nations Agree to Nearly 10M Barrel Cut Amid Virus

    OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations have finalized an unprecedented production cut of nearly 10 million barrels, or a tenth of global supply, in hopes of boosting crashing prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war.

  • Texas Jan 30

    Texas Oil Well Blowout Kills 1 Worker, Injures 3 Others

    One worker was killed and three others were injured in the blowout of a Central Texas oil well.

  • Philadelphia Jan 22

    Massive Fire, Explosions at South Philadelphia Refinery Contained, But Not Yet Extinguished

    A massive fire and series of explosions rocked a South Philadelphia refinery complex, the largest on the East Coast, early Friday morning. The blast jolted people from their sleep and prompted a shelter-in-place.

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Iran Asks West to Leave Persian Gulf as Tensions Heightened

    Iran’s president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal. Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week’s upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations, which...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2019

    US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran

    The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Pentagon reporters this is a...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Mysterious Iran Rocket Blast Draws Trump Tweet, Tehran Taunt

    The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site and Tehran showed off a satellite meant to be launched. Trump’s tweet showing the aftermath of Thursday’s explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center drew a taunting tweet from...

  • Daniel Macht Aug 29, 2019

    Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

    The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal authority to regulate the gas’s outsize damage to the climate. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump’s directions to remove “unnecessary and duplicative regulatory burdens from the oil and gas industry,” Environmental Protection...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2019

    Bolton Warns Foreigners That Violate Venezuela Asset Freeze

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist administration. Bolton’s comments came after the White House froze all Venezuelan government assets in the U.S. late Monday, putting the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want'

    Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits of the 2015 atomic accord, could narrow the estimated...

  • New Jersey Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Damn, This Is Bad': Fire Continues to Burn After South Philly Refinery Blast

    “My initial reaction was damn, this is bad.” The morning after a fire and large blast at a historic South Philadelphia refinery, Mayor Jim Kenney had a strong reaction as he spoke on camera for the first time since the fiery incident.

  • Associated Press May 16, 2019

    Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

    When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she’d never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit’s hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. “It is a pretty scary topic to take on,” said Allen, a teacher at Sanford Junior High School, in southern Maine. “There are some...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    US B-52 Bombers Land in Qatar Over Unspecified Iran Threat

    B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arrived at a major American air base in Qatar, the U.S. Air Force acknowledged Friday. Images released by the U.S. Air Force’s Central Command show B-52H Stratofortress bombers arriving at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Thursday night. Others...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2018

    Iranians Fear More Economic Pain as US Sanctions Kick in

    Iranians already struggling to get by amid spiraling prices fear even more hardship is on the way with Monday’s restoration of crippling U.S. sanctions. At a Tehran pharmacy, customers said medicines were already getting further out of reach. Manijeh Khorrami, who had come to buy tablets for his diabetic mother, said the Iranian-made version’s price had tripled since the summer...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2017

    Zinke: One-Third of Interior Employees Not Loyal to Trump

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department’s regulatory culture to be more business friendly. Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, said he knew when he took over the 70,000-employee department in March that, “I got 30...

  • California Jul 25, 2017

    Brown to Extend Calif. Climate Change Bill 10 Years

    Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California’s signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

  • president Jul 9, 2017

    Tillerson Gets Oil Industry Award, Says He Misses Colleagues

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a brief break from his diplomatic duties on Sunday, returning to his Exxon Mobil comfort zone to bask in the glow of approval from his former colleagues in the oil sector....
    Accepting a lifetime achievement award from the World Petroleum Congress, the former Exxon CEO reminisced about his more than 41 years as an...

  • Los Angeles Feb 23, 2017

    US Musician Turns Russian Gun Machinery Into Mics

    Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones. “We give free hacking lessons with these microphones,” he tells potential buyers in Los Angeles. “Watch what you say because they never turn off.” Brown, who’s often toured Russia with his...

  • Donald Trump Dec 13, 2016

    Trump Picks Energy Department Opponent Rick Perry for Energy Secretary: Sources

    President-elect Donald Trump has made his pick for the leader of the Department of Energy: former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department, sources told NBC News Monday night. Perry, a rival of Trump’s during the Republican presidential nominating campaign, met with Trump for about 90 minutes earlier in the day...

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