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  • Gulf of Mexico, that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development after a huge BP oil spill in 2010.. A Reuters review of government data showed the amount of money that oil companies spent in the central Gulf of Mexico' s annual lease sale dropped more than 75 percent between 2012 and 2017. The figures were similar in the western Gulf of...

  • Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development in the wake of the huge BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The order, called the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, directs the U.S. Department of Interior to review and replace the Obama administration's most recent five-year oil and gas development plan for...

  • Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama sought to protect from development. "It is better to produce energy here than be held hostage by foreign entities," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on Thursday in a briefing about the executive order, which will be called the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. Weeks before leaving office,...

  • The order could lead to a reversal of bans on drilling across swathes of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama's administration sought to protect from development. Weeks before leaving office, Obama banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, protecting 115...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • Russian bombers fly near Alaskan coast again

    Russian bombers buzzed the Alaskan coast Tuesday afternoon, the second time in as many days, according to NBC News.

  • US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

    The U.S. scrambled jet fighters to intercept two Russian bombers flying near the Alaskan coast Monday night, officials told NBC News.

  • HOUSTON, April 17- BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. The leak was discovered on Friday and a team from BP, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local government was brought in to coordinate efforts.

  • HOUSTON, April 17- BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. The leak was discovered on Friday and a team from BP, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local government was brought in to coordinate efforts.

  • *U.S. firms complain of "structural impediments" in China. Business executives are also worried that President Donald Trump's focus on curtailing North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes could undercut U.S. commercial interests in China. The U.S. business community should not be used as a "bargaining chip", said James Zimmerman, a Beijing- based lawyer and the...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings has kicked up a storm over the practice. Passengers bumped off Alaska Airlines flights got the highest average compensation of $1,605, followed by those of JetBlue, who...

  • NEW YORK/ PARIS, April 11- Altice USA, the cable operator that Netherlands- based Altice NV put together by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering that seeks to raise $1 billon to $2 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter. Last week John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would...

  • *Flat $8/ mmBtu could be expensive in 2023- Diamond Gas Int'l. *Australia's Woodside also considering flat price offers- CEO. LNG exports ex- Alaska as head of Cheniere Energy- stirred things up at the Gastech conference in Japan from the start, offering cargoes delivered to Japan at a flat $8 per million British thermal units.

  • April 4- In the most notable legislative work so far of the Trump administration, Republicans in Congress since Feb. 1 have approved measures to eliminate 13 regulations that were finalized in the waning months of Democratic President Barack Obama's eight years in office. Broadband privacy- A Federal Communications Commission rule barring Internet service...

  • April 4- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Tuesday, weighed down by financial and technology shares, and as investors braced for a potentially tense meeting between President Donald Trump his and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Trump, known to have a protectionist stance on trade, has held out the possibility of using trade as a lever to secure China's...

  • Investment prospects in the Arctic

    John Springsteen, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, talks about encouraging development in Alaska.

  • SABETTA, Russia, March 30- An ice-breaking tanker docked for the first time at Russia's Arctic port of Sabetta to test a new route that could open the ice-bound Arctic Ocean to ships carrying oil and liquefied gas. The route is eagerly anticipated by energy firms that want to develop resources in the Arctic but face obstacles in getting oil and gas from remote and...

  • VANCOUVER, March 28- More partnership deals are likely in the gold industry as miners start investing in new projects again but are keen to lower the risk, analysts said after Goldcorp Inc and Barrick Gold Corp's announced a 50-50 joint venture in Chile. As part of a complex series of transactions costing Goldcorp about $445 million up front, the Vancouver- based...

  • Increase in cruise travel is expected to continue this year, with an estimated 25.3 million passengers expected to sail in 2017, compared to 15.8 million a decade ago, according to Cruise Lines International Association, an industry trade body. Carnival, which operates the Costa and Princess cruise lines, hiked ticket prices last year in response to growing...

  • Carnival, which operates the Costa and Princess Cruise lines, hiked ticket prices last year in response to growing demand for cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. The company's net income rose to $352 million or 48 cents per share in the first quarter, from $142 million or 18 cents per share a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, Carnival earned 38 cents per...