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  • HOUSTON, April 28- The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Friday said it increased the maximum civil penalties that may be imposed for violations of federal pipeline safety laws. The maximum penalty is now $209,002 per day the violation continues, and up to $2.09 million for a related series of violations. Pipeline safety became a...

  • The company's shares, which were priced at $15, opened at $13.50, giving the company a market value of about $2 billion. Phoenix- based Carvana sells cars through its website and allows customers to pick them up from automated "vending machine" towers located in U.S. cities including Austin and Dallas in Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. "We're going to stay focused on...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 697 rigs sought oil and 171 explored for natural gas this week. Texas added 11 rigs, Oklahoma gained three and Wyoming gained one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • April 28- U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 15th week in a row, but the pace of those additions slowed in April to the lowest in five months as crude prices fell below $50 a barrel on doubts OPEC will continue to cut production enough to reduce the global glut. Drillers added nine oil rigs in the week to April 28, bringing the total count up to 697, the most since April 2015,.

  • The company's shares, which were priced at $15, opened at $13.50, giving the company a market value of about $2 billion. Carvana sells cars through its website and allows customers to pick them up from automated "vending machine" towers located in U.S. cities such as Austin and Dallas in Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. However, the company's net loss widened to $93.1...

  • WASHINGTON— Vice President Mike Pence swore in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary Friday, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking came after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote Thursday, in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes.

  • Now, in Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier: Pushing to rip out and reroute an existing pipeline- Enbridge Inc.' s aging Line 5, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac. It also delivers about half the propane used to heat Michigan homes. The unprecedented demands to move an existing pipeline present steep political and regulatory...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord. Trump, who will mark the 100th day of his presidency on Saturday, told Reuters in an interview he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Trump administration officials will likely meet in May to reach a final decision on whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate deal, after holding an initial meeting on Thursday at the White House, an administration source said. The group of advisers, which includes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Energy Secretary Rick...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. Tim Scott, R- S.C., spoke for many Republicans with a statement issued just after the vote saying he hopes Acosta's focus will be "promoting labor policies that are free of unnecessarily burdensome...

  • KARLSRUHE, Germany, April 27- Germany's Federal Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that price comparison websites must make it clear to users if they only list providers from which they get a commission. The ruling comes after the European Commission began looking last year into the transparency of search results on price comparison websites, in particular...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact. Representative Kevin Cramer of oil-producing North Dakota and eight other...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. For most of President Donald Trump's first 100 days, the Republican-led Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. For most of President Donald Trump's first 100 days, the Republican-led Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. For most of President Donald Trump's first 100 days, the Republican-led Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. For most of President Donald Trump's first 100 days, the Republican-led Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. For most of President Donald Trump's first 100 days, the Republican-led Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. For most of President Donald Trump's first 100 days, the Republican-led Congress...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The first ever reported export of North Dakota's crude oil to Asia left port last month, according to a shipping document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first of numerous cargoes once the key Dakota Access pipeline starts moving oil in May. Swiss-based Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. loaded more than 600,000 barrels of...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The first ever reported export of North Dakota's crude oil to Asia left port last month, according to a shipping document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first of numerous cargoes once the key Dakota Access pipeline starts moving oil in May. Swiss-based Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. loaded more than 600,000 barrels of...