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  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court. The changes, crafted under the administration of President Barack Obama, were aimed at ensuring companies...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two rigs and North Dakota declined by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Offshore production from the Gulf of Mexico accounted for more than half the total gain, adding an extra 175,000 bpd, with output from Alaskas North Slope also up 61,000 bpd. However, production increases were also reported from onshore predominantly shale plays in North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Production from the contiguous United States...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico's two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas already designated as national monuments. "The economy of rural New Mexico cannot afford any more wilderness designations," Sanchez said. The latest legislation...

  • Offshore production from the Gulf of Mexico accounted for more than half the total gain, adding an extra 175,000 bpd, with output from Alaskas North Slope also up 61,000 bpd. However, production increases were also reported from onshore predominantly shale plays in North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Production from the contiguous United States...

  • BOSTON— Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Five large tribes in Oklahoma— the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminoles— have requested a meeting with the New York billionaire during his first 100 days in office so they can talk about ways to advance their...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • In Massachusetts, a group that lobbies on behalf of dentists has for the first time signaled a willingness to embrace the concept, though its proposal is viewed as unnecessarily restrictive by sponsors of a competing bill in the Legislature. "We are not a silver bullet for helping access to dental care, but we are a great tool," said Christy Jo Fogarty, a dental...

  • NOGALES, Arizona, Feb 16- For up to 16 hours a day, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and mangoes grown in Mexico flow north through a border checkpoint into Nogales, Arizona, helping to ensure a year-round supply of fresh produce across the United States. Now in office, Trump is considering a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico, one of several ideas under review in...

  • "A Day Without Immigrants" actions are planned in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Austin, Texas. Washington restaurateur John Andrade said he would close his businesses Thursday, and David Suro, owner of Tequilas Restaurant in Philadelphia and a Mexican immigrant, said he also planned to participate. The Davis Museum at Wellesley College...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility. Todd Shrader, manager of the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office, acknowledged that...

  • JUDGE GRANTS COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA REQUEST FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION OVER TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-RULING.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. shale oil production for March is expected to rise by the most in five months to its highest rate since May last year, government data showed on Monday, as energy companies boost drilling on the back of crude prices that are hovering over $50 a barrel. March oil production is forecast to rise by nearly 79,000 barrels per day to 4.87 million bpd,...

  • Feb 9- Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States following the sector's second-biggest quarter ever for new installations, a wind industry trade group said on Thursday. Wind installations totaled 82,183 megawatts at the end of 2016, enough to power 24 million homes, the American Wind Energy...

  • Workers connect drill bits and drill collars, used to extract natural petroleum, on Endeavor Energy Resources' Big Dog Drilling Rig 22 in the Permian basin outside of Midland, Texas.

    The cost of drilling and fracking wells in the Permian Basin is quickly rising — that's if you can book the crews to do the work.

  • In papers filed in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the SEC said it would no longer pursue its civil case against former Thornburg CEO Larry Goldstone and former CFO Clarence Simmons, which had been set for a re-trial on Feb. 21. The SEC later in September dropped three remaining claims and said it would no longer pursue what the defense called its central...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday dropped its case against two former executives at now-defunct home lender Thornburg Mortgage Inc in a lawsuit brought in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • A falcon flies over the Chisos Basin in the Big Bend National Park in West Texas.

    To build the controversial wall, the federal government would need to seize land from Texas residents, Vox reports.

  • Jan 27- U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs for a 12th week in the last 13, extending an eight-month recovery as drillers take advantage of a deal by OPEC to cut production that has kept crude prices over $50 a barrel since early December. U.S. crude collapsed from over $107 a barrel in June 2014 to near $26 in February 2016. U.S. crude futures were trading...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- As some Native American tribes renew their push for more control over the natural resources on their lands, they will also urge Congress and President Donald Trump to prohibit state taxation of energy and resource development on reservations. "Dual taxation is an impediment to development," MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox said in an interview...