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  • *Ceri Powell to be replaced by Marc Gerrits- company. LONDON, Jan 23- Royal Dutch Shell's head of exploration Ceri Powell will step down next month, capping seven years in the role marked by sharp cutbacks in the company's search for new oil and gas reserves amid the industry's deep downturn since mid-2014. Her departure is part of a broad reshuffle of senior...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Any effort to commercialize North Slope gas will require "serendipity," an aligning of numerous elements, he said. Rosetta Alcantra, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., said Tsafos' company...

  • Texas jumped by 17 rigs, Oklahoma increased by seven, North Dakota was up three and Ohio two. New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia increased one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • LNG to Asia at huge profits. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- U.S. liquefied natural gas exporters are sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region's demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in China and Pakistan, and because of Australia's struggles to ramp up production. Benefiting from the Panama Canal expansion last year that...

  • LNG to Asia at huge profits. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- U.S. liquefied natural gas exporters sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region's demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in China and Pakistan as well as Australia's continuing struggles to ramp up scheduled production. Benefiting from the Panama Canal expansion last...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— The state of Alaska has opened an office in Tokyo to help promote trade and advance a long hoped-for natural gas pipeline project. The office and the hiring of Masatoshi Nick Shiratori to direct it was only announced to companies doing business with the state on Jan. 12. Alaska faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit because of chronically low...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...

  • Mallinckrodt's share price dropped sharply to just under $43 from above $49 on a report Wednesday, which proved incorrect, that the FTC would sue Mallinckrodt. Questcor was acquired by Mallinckrodt in 2014.. Acthar, which is off patent, represented 34 percent of Mallinckrodt's $3.4 billion in net sales for fiscal 2016, the company said in a government filing.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Mallinckrodt Plc, which bought Questcor Pharmaceuticals in 2014, has agreed to pay $100 million to settle allegations that Questcor broke U.S. antitrust laws in pricing its multiple sclerosis drug H.P. Mallinckrodt, an Irish company headquartered in the United Kingdom, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington- based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Joining Texas are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana,...

  • ZINKE SAYS WOULD REVIEW OBAMA ACTIONS THAT TOOK RESOURCE BEARING LANDS IN ALASKA OFF TABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT TO SEE IF THEY CAN BE REVERSED.

  • Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines posted the best rates for on-time arrivals, over 90 percent. Virgin America, which is now owned by Alaska Airlines' parent, had the worst mark, 81.4 percent. Alaska, Frontier, Hawaiian and Virgin America canceled fewer than 20 flights each with far fewer diversions than Delta.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Keezley, a 5- year-old Samoyed dog, is always searching for food in her house- stealing loaves of bread off counters and even getting into her cat sibling's litter box. Keezley's habits have added 20 pounds to her 50- pound frame, and serious weight to owner Susi Sweeny's wallet. Treatment for diabetes averaged $1,000 per claim in 2015, according to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Keezley, a 5- year-old Samoyed dog, is always searching for food in her house- stealing loaves of bread off counters and even getting into her cat sibling's litter box. Keezley's habits have added 20 pounds to her 50- pound frame, and serious weight to owner Susi Sweeny's wallet. Treatment for diabetes averaged $1,000 per claim in 2015, according to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Keezley, a 5- year-old Samoyed dog, is always searching for food in her house- stealing loaves of bread off counters and even getting into her cat sibling's litter box. Keezley's habits have added 20 pounds to her 50- pound frame, and serious weight to owner Susi Sweeny's wallet. Treatment for diabetes averaged $1,000 per claim in 2015, according to...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 522 rigs sought oil and 136 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania fell by one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • BOSTON— Lacking authority to change the laws of physics to allow more sunlight on the darkest days of winter, a special commission is instead considering whether Massachusetts should change the laws of man and observe daylight saving time year-round. If adopted, Massachusetts residents wouldn't have to set their clocks back in November and forward in March,...

  • Police assist people seeking cover outside of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    The suspected shooter in Friday's deadly rampage at a Fort Lauderdale airport was charged with federal counts that could carry the death penalty.

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Japan's JERA Co said on Friday it imported the country's first liquefied shale gas cargo from the United States as part of efforts to diversify its supply. This also marks Japan's first import of liquefied natural gas produced in the contiguous United States. JERA, a fuel joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said the...

  • President Barack Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska September 1, 2015.

    The pro-business group says it may challenge President Barack Obama's move to put some U.S. waters off limits to oil and gas drilling.