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OPAL, Wyo.— Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. No injuries were reported in the explosion Wednesday in Opal, a town of about 95 people about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. All of Opal was evacuated.
OPAL, Wyo.— A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub.
*U.S. oil stocks hit record high, Cushing draw supports. *Ukraine says truce is over, Russia says will respond. NEW YORK, April 23- Crude oil futures slipped on Wednesday after weekly data showed U.S. crude inventories hit a record high, though Brent managed to settle above $109 on support from the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
*Ukraine says' Easter truce' is over. *Survey shows China manufacturing decline slows. LONDON, April 23- Brent oil fell below $109 on Wednesday after weekly data showed U.S. crude inventories hit a record high, though prices found some support from the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.
*Ukraine says' Easter truce' is over. LONDON, April 23- Brent crude oil edged higher above $109 a barrel on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Europe reinforced the outlook for global demand growth, and as the unfolding crisis in Ukraine deterred sellers.
Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."
*Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels dig in. LONDON, April 22- Brent oil fell towards $109 a barrel and the U.S. benchmark saw a sharper decline on Tuesday on forecasts of rising crude stocks as a faltering pact to ease tensions in Ukraine offered some support.
CALGARY/ VANCOUVER April 21- Six years after applying to build the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada's frustrated oil industry appears steadfast in its support of the plan even though Washington has again delayed a decision on whether to approve the politically charged project.
OKLAHOMA CITY— A memorial and museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade so it can better portray how different the world was when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building 19 years ago Saturday.
NEW YORK— Independent power producer Calpine said Friday will sell six power plants in the Southeast to LS Power for $1.57 billion.
OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma-based Sonic Corp. plans to open 1,000 new drive-in restaurants nationwide over the next 10 years, expanding the chain by about 30 percent, the company said.
*U.S., Russia, Ukraine and EU issue joint statement. LOS ANGELES, April 17- Brent crude oil fell on Thursday after the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union joined to call for an end to the violence in Ukraine, taking some risk premium out of the market, while U.S. oil rose on positive economic data.
LOS ANGELES, April 17- Brent crude oil climbed above $110 a barrel on Thursday as rising tensions in Ukraine raised fears of potential supply disruptions from Russia. With Russian troops massed on the border with Ukraine and three separatists killed overnight in eastern Ukraine, prospects of defusing the crisis at talks in Geneva appeared slim.
LONDON, April 17- Brent crude oil was steady below $110 a barrel on Thursday, after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, as traders assessed whether rising tensions in Ukraine could disrupt supplies from Russia.
LONDON, April 17- Brent crude oil slipped towards $109 a barrel on Thursday, after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, as traders assessed whether rising tensions in Ukraine could disrupt supplies from Russia.
LONDON, April 17- Brent crude steadied under $110 a barrel on Thursday, after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, as traders assessed the risk that rising tensions in Ukraine could disrupt supplies from Russia.
LONDON, April 17- Brent crude rose to nearly $110 a barrel on Thursday, trading just below a six-week high hit in the previous session, with rising tensions in Ukraine heightening concerns over Russian supplies, and robust U.S. and Chinese demand supporting prices.
*Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. LONDON, April 16- Global oil prices rose close to $110 a barrel on Wednesday due to mounting tensions in Ukraine, but gave up some gains after an unexpectedly large build in crude stocks in the United States, the world's largest consumer of oil.
OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma's finance secretary says collections by the general revenue fund fell 9.1 percent below the official estimate in March. Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday the state experienced another month of unusually low corporate income tax revenue.
AAA says Oklahoma's average price for a gallon of regular self-serve hit $3.47 Tuesday, the highest price since Sept. 15. Prices ranged from a high of $3.56 a gallon in Stillwater and Ponca City to a low of about $3.37 in Lawton.