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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 332 rigs sought oil and 87 explored for natural gas. Kansas, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia were down two apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • The analysis by the Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County found that greenhouse gas emissions— from facility operations to when the coal is burned in Asia— would increase by 2.5 million metric tons each year when the project is fully running. Other concerns include increased vessel traffic as 840 ships a year are added, and a potential for train...

  • GILLETTE, Wyo. _ Cloud Peak Energy Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $36.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Matt Mead said Monday he will meet this week with the directors of the largest state agencies to address how to implement budget cuts he's ordered in response to falling energy revenues. Mead told The Associated Press that reductions in state agency workforces are possible, but he said they haven't been determined. The reductions will cut spending below the $3...

  • SEATTLE— For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. The Gateway Pacific Terminal, a venture between SSA Marine and Cloud Peak Energy, would handle up to 54 million metric tons of dry bulk commodities, mostly coal, at a deep water port at Cherry Point.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 343 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost seven rigs and Louisiana and Ohio each dropped one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were all...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last year blocked implementation of rules drafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He acted in response to a legal challenge from the...

  • DENVER— Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves, the latest front in a battle by lawmakers to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids. A committee in the state House of Representatives advanced the bill that also would ban infused edibles shaped like animals or people.

  • Times were good then; the 50- room Rodeway Inn was routinely filled with some of the legions of gas workers who helped turn Pennsylvania from a bit energy player into the nation's No. 2 natural gas-producing state, after Texas. But with the number of rigs drilling for oil and gas falling to all-time lows across the nation last week, Patel and other residents and...

  • Cheap gas at the pump— though a welcome cash infusion for millions of American households— is a way of saying "recession" in south Louisiana, where oil wells are as common as shrimp nets and alligators. Since 2014, Louisiana has lost about 12,000 oil and gas jobs as prices have declined, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Now— as is happening in other...

  • The oil and natural gas producer, which did not identify the buyers, said it will divest all of its Wyoming upstream and midstream assets for $870 million, excluding closing adjustments. The Wyoming properties, mainly waterflood developments in the Big Horn and Wind River basins, averaged 16,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day in first quarter 2016...

  • April 11- Marathon Oil Corporation said on Monday it had agreed to sell certain non-core assets for $950 million, bringing its total sales through divestitures to about $1.3 billion since last August. Marathon said it will also sell its 10 percent working interest in the Shenandoah discovery in the Gulf of Mexico, operated natural gas assets in the Piceance...

  • *Greybull deal saves more than 4,400 jobs in UK, 400 in France. As Tata formally announced the sale of its steel assets in Britain, turnaround specialist Greybull Capital LLP said it would buy the Indian company's Long Products Europe division in Scunthorpe, northern England, which employs 4,400. It declined to rule out further purchases of Tata's British steel...

  • *Greybull deal saves more than 4,000 jobs. Greybull said it would buy Tata's Long Products Europe division in Scunthorpe, northern England, which employs 4,400, while the process to secure a buyer to save the Indian steelmaker's other major plant at Port Talbot in Wales also kicked off on Monday. Greybull said it was arranging a 400 million pound investment and...

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin straddling Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin which straddles Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • *Reports fourth-quarter loss of $7.05 per unit. The company, which operates in California, Wyoming and North Dakota shale fields, also said there was substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a "going concern" after it decided to skip interest payments due on Tuesday. Oil-focused Energy XXI Ltd, which has operations in South Louisiana and the Gulf of...

  • Blackstone Group has agreed to sell Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. to a Chinese firm for $6.5 billion.

  • CHICAGO, March 10- Seniors living in Manhattan spend an average of nearly 25 days a year at doctor visits or at a hospital. The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice recently issued a report card on how the United States provides healthcare to seniors by region. Using Medicare enrollment and claims data from 2012, the report compares...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The ailing coal industry must face the costs of cleaning up spent mines even as companies get pushed toward bankruptcy, the U.S. Bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal have sought to jettison cleanup liabilities in bankruptcy court and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said officials will not tolerate such maneuvers.