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Arkansas water utility pushes for Exxon Mobil fines, rules

In a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Monday, Central Arkansas Water said Exxon Mobil doesn’t understand the weight of the situation.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said the state would join the lawsuit brought by a BP whistleblower. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California AG sues gas company over uncontrolled leak

California’s attorney general has added her name to the long list of parties suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive out-of-control natural gas leak.
Tourist fridge magnets sit for sale outside a souvenir store in Isfahan, Iran, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Iran expects its economic growth to accelerate next year as the removal of sanctions under a nuclear agreement offsets a global slump in oil prices, a top aide to President Hassan Rouhani said. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Cheap oil buoys consumers, shakes up global governments

A recovery in oil prices depends on when supply and demand can get close to equilibrium. It could be a rocky ride.
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Russia open to meeting with major oil-producing countries

Last month, the price of oil fell below $30 a barrel, causing the ruble to plunge to record lows.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Trucks will move oil stored after California pipeline break

The Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department endorsed the proposal, which lets Exxon Mobil run up to 30 truck trips a day for as long as six months to move the marooned crude.
Pam Sharp, left, director of the Ofiice of Management and Budget, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple talk Monday at the state capitol in Bismarck, N.D.  Dalrymple on Monday ordered deep cuts to government agencies and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to depressed crude prices and a drop in oil drilling. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota governor orders cuts due to low oil prices

The Legislature’s record-high $14.4 billion budget for the two years that began July 1 was built on oil prices and economic assumptions that have fallen “much greater than anyone would have predicted,” the governor said.
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Wyoming sees oil and gas jobs drop by 5,400 in 2015

The current downturn in Wyoming’s energy industry so far has not reached the severity of the bust that hit the state in the mid-1980s.
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez stands behind a Protect Our Coast sign, as he addresses a large rally opposing federal plans that would allow oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Asbury Park, N.J. U.S. Sens. Menendez and Cory Booker and Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., were among those who cited the potential for "catastrophic" oil spills that could cause economic and environmental harm at the Jersey shore. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Lawmakers, officials voice opposition to Atlantic drilling

Officials from several New Jersey shore towns joined with some members of the state’s congressional delegation Sunday to oppose federal plans that would allow oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
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U.S. to halt approvals of hydraulic fracturing off California coast

The government will study whether the practice is safe for the environment.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. U.S. stocks surged back to pare the biggest one-day selloff in five months, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average cutting a loss of 550 points by two-thirds as investors speculated the rout that's wiped more than $15 trillion from global equities has gone too far too fast. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

U.S. stocks open higher on earnings, oil prices

The price of oil rose 6 percent Thursday as the Russian government continued talks with Saudi Arabia and OPEC about cutting production.