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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, left, shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as they meet during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Nigerian president also plans to be oil minister

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest petroleum producer and is hard hit by halved prices for the oil that provides 80 percent of government income.

Keystone XL developer drops landowner lawsuits in Nebraska

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is shifting course in Nebraska and will withdraw lawsuits seeking to gain access to the property of landowners who oppose the project, the company announced Tuesday.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Capitol Hill, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

EPA set to tighten smog limits as business gears for fight

The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administration’s plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and to regulate small streams and wetlands.
Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the Iowa State Fair Soapbox in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Sampling a fried Snickers bar and sidestepping a few hecklers, Bush made his way through the Iowa State Fair on Friday as he tried, and at times showed signs of struggling, to present himself as a fresh voice in the Republican presidential field. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush wades into oil export debate, calls for ending ban

The former Florida governor is calling for ending the 1970s-era law prohibiting the U.S. from exporting crude oil at a time when domestic petroleum production has grown rapidly over the past decade.

US drilling states guided on handling quakes

The 150-page report, produced by the StatesFirst initiative, represents perhaps the most candid discussion on the topic since tremors across the mid-continent — including in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Ohio — began being linked to fracking and deep-injection wastewater disposal around 2009.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) shakes hands with workers of Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras at Petrobras's shipyards in Rio de Janeiro, on September 11, 2013. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil pledges to cut emissions

Our goals are just as ambitious, if not more so, than those set by developed countries,” President Dilma Rousseff said as she announced the targets at the U.N. in New York.
Alaska's North Slope.  (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Alaska’s Walker brushes aside reserves tax criticism

Gov. Bill Walker on Friday brushed aside criticism from Republican lawmakers that they were blindsided by his call to reinstate the gas reserves tax during the upcoming special session.

Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak, center, speaks with the media as he arrives in front of EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Russia and Ukraine resumed talks on Friday in Brussels, aimed at trying to clinch a deal guaranteeing that Ukraine will receive shipments of Russian natural gas this winter. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

Russia, Ukraine reach deal on winter gas supplies

Russia and Ukraine ended months of uncertainty and finally reached agreement Friday on supplies of natural gas to Ukraine for the coming winter, a high-ranking European Union official announced.
An image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a male greater sage grouse near Bridgeport, Calif., in 2010. (Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via The New York Times)

Lawsuit challenges limits on industry that aim to save bird

The case appears to be the first challenge to the Interior Department’s declaration this week that it can protect the greater sage grouse without hobbling the region’s economy.
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(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

California regulators restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

The rules further strengthen California’s toughest-in-the-nation carbon emissions standards, but oil producers warn the changes could drive up costs for consumers at the gas pump.