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  • SINGAPORE, June 5- U.S. crude slipped toward $102 a barrel on Thursday as geopolitical tensions eased, with Ukraine's President-elect and western leaders working on a peace plan to end violence in eastern Ukraine. *U.S. crude for July delivery touched a low of $102.19 a barrel and was at $102.22 by 0035 GMT, down 42 cents.

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- Recent meetings between U.S. oil producers and Commerce Department officials have fueled industry hopes that the Obama administration may soon begin to ease a longstanding ban on oil exports.

  • Northern Dynasty argued in a filing to the U.S. District Court for Alaska that the EPA exceeded its authority under the Clean Water Act in February, when the regulator initiated a rarely-used process under the Clean Water Act to protect Alaska's salmon fishery from the impact of the project.

  • *Norway seeks drilling in Barents Sea that froze in 1980 s. OSLO, May 13- Norway wants to let oil and gas companies drill in Arctic seas that were frozen as recently as the 1980 s even though some climate experts say it is too early to trust global warming to keep the ice away.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. agency that investigates airplane crashes urged the U.S. safety regulator on Thursday to audit several Alaska- based air carriers after a series of accidents over 19 months in which six people were killed.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board urged the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday to audit Alaska- based charter air carriers owned by HoTH Inc, following a series of accidents and incidents since September 2012 that led to multiple fatalities.

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 1- U.S. oil companies Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips both reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations on Thursday, helped partly by higher natural gas prices.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in an abrupt election-year shift in strategy, opened the possibility on Tuesday of allowing a vote on congressional approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  • LONDON, April 29- BP raised its quarterly dividend for the second time in six months and said more share buy-backs were on the cards, showing how the British oil company's asset sales are providing more cash for investors.

  • Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    HOUSTON, April 22- The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Fines under the Clean Water Act could top $17 billion, an amount more than BP's profit in 2013, which after items was $13.4 billion.

  • BP, which is one of the largest oil producers in Alaska, said the sale included BP's interests in the Endicott and Northstar oilfields and a 50 percent interest in each of the Liberty and the Milne Point fields. BP- operated oil fields account for two-thirds of all Alaska production.

  • April 22- Diversified Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd said it would cut about 600 jobs, or 5 percent of its global workforce, after a sharp fall in earnings and revenue in the first quarter.

  • JUNEAU, April 21- Alaska's legislature on Monday approved Governor Sean Parnell's plan to join four energy companies in moving ahead on plans to build infrastructure to transport and market 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope gas to be shipped by an 800- mile pipeline to a liquefied natural gas export plant.

  • *Putin denounces Kiev's use of military in east Ukraine. The former KGB spy's rhetoric on the United States was, as is customary for him, firm and uncompromising, but he also gave off clear signals that he did not want to get into a spiralling war of words with Washington.

  • LONDON, April 15- Africa and Brazil are more attractive areas for oil and gas exploration than the Arctic, where firms will need 15 to 20 years to tap reserves due to the harsh climate, the chief executive of Norway's DNV GL said. "I think there are more attractive areas in the world like Africa and maybe Brazil.

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • HIGHLIGHTS-Top copper mining executives speak in Santiago Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 9- Top copper mining executives have flocked to Santiago, Chile to discuss the state of the industry as concerns about oversupply and a credit crisis in China, the world's No. 1 industrial metal user, weigh on prices and sentiment. DIEGO HERNANDEZ, ANTOFAGASTA PLC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. On mining challenges in Chile:.

  • COLUMN-Shale revolution reverses global energy flow: Kemp Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    LONDON, April 9- The United States has replaced OPEC as the marginal petroleum supplier to the world thanks to the shale revolution and improvements in automotive fuel efficiency. Net U.S. imports of crude and products have halved over the last five years, or by an amount equivalent to the entire daily crude exports of Saudi Arabia.