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  • NEW YORK— A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard Tuesday for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants in which some reporters were welcomed and others were not. Knickmeyer, who said she was not hurt, was later let into the meeting when the EPA...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor. KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reports Frontier Airlines Flight 1839 made an emergency landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport late Sunday due to the unknown smell in the...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico added three rigs and Texas tacked on two. Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota and Ohio each shed one rig. Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming saw their rig levels unchanged this week.

  • May 18- The U.S. oil rig count held steady this week after rising for six weeks in a row even as crude prices soar to multi-year highs, prompting drillers to extract record amounts of oil, especially from shale. More than half the total oil rigs are in Permian basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico, the nation's biggest shale oil field. The U.S. rig count, an early...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— A New Mexico man accused of paying hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employers and state agencies has been sentenced in Minnesota to 15 years in prison. The FBI says the case represents a growing form of cybercrime in which professional hackers are paid to inflict damage on individuals, businesses and others who rely on...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month. Only a last-minute request from the governor of the island, bemoaning the "fragile state" of the power...

  • HOUSTON, May 17- Finding roughnecks remains a challenge for oil drillers as rising crude prices increase demand for their services, oilfield executives said on Thursday at a conference in Houston. U.S. oil prices have rebounded to over $70 a barrel from lows of around $26 a barrel in 2016, aided by rising global demand and supply cuts from OPEC- member countries...

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2019 for the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 16, 2018

    Sen. Tom Udall submitted evidence in a Senate hearing contradicting Pruitt's claim he can't recall asking security to use lights and sirens in his motorcade.

  • The comment came after Democratic senators lambasted Pruitt's record at EPA. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont called Pruitt's efforts to roll back environmental regulations at EPA "unconscionable," and quipped that his controversies had made him a "laughing stock." Ranking member of the committee, New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall, said in his opening statement...

  • Since the 1860 s, the United States has been the worlds largest producer and consumer of oil, which means it has a complicated relationship with oil prices. But from the late 1940 s and especially the 1950 s, the United States turned into an increasingly major oil importer. Since then, the principal effect of a rise in oil prices has been to transfer income from...

  • Since the 1860 s, the United States has been the worlds largest producer and consumer of oil, which means it has a complicated relationship with oil prices. But from the late 1940 s and especially the 1950 s, the United States turned into an increasingly major oil importer. Since then, the principal effect of a rise in oil prices has been to transfer income from...

  • The Department of Energy submitted a document on May 10 to Senate and House of Representative committees saying that the Mixed Oxide project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina would cost about $48 billion more than $7.6 billion already spent on it. "We are currently processing plutonium in South Carolina for shipment... and intend to continue to do so,"...

  • The Department of Energy submitted a document on May 10 to the Senate appropriations committee saying that the Mixed Oxide project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina would cost about $48 billion more than $7.6 billion already spent on it. "We are currently processing plutonium in South Carolina for shipment... and intend to continue to do so," Energy...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The Trump administration plans to kill a project it says would have cost tens of billions of dollars to convert plutonium from Cold War-era nuclear bombs and burn it to generate electricity, according to a document it sent to the Senate last week. The Department of Energy submitted a document on May 10 to the Senate appropriations committee...

  • *U.S. sanctions should hit Iran oil exports. NEW YORK, May 11- Crude prices fell in a see-saw session on Friday, retreating after early gains as it looked likely that U.S. allies would push to maintain a deal with Iran, which could keep that country's crude exports on global markets. "It's the same witches brew of bullish stuff: Iran, Venezuela, the lack of alacrity by Saudi...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added eight rigs, Colorado and Oklahoma each gained three, Alaska added two and Louisiana and West Virginia each gained one. New Mexico declined by four rigs and Wyoming lost one. Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Global benchmark Brent crude stabilized near 3-1/ 2- year highs on Friday as the prospect of new U.S. sanctions on Iran tightened the outlook for Middle East supply at a time when global crude production is only just keeping pace with rising demand. The United States plans to reintroduce sanctions against Iran, which pumps about 4 percent of the...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— In a story May 9 about the future of plutonium core production at a nuclear weapons plant in New Mexico, The Associated Press reported that the Savanna River Site in South Carolina, which produced components for the nation's nuclear weapons caches, has been shuttered since the mid-20th century.

  • May 11- U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a sixth week in a row as crude prices continue to soar to multi-year highs after new sanctions on Iran are anticipated to take some supply out of the market, further supporting U.S. drilling and pushing production to record highs. More than half the total oil rigs are in Permian basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico,...

  • May 11- U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a sixth week in a row as crude prices continue to soar to multi-year highs after new sanctions on Iran are anticipated to take some supply out of the market, further supporting U.S. drilling and pushing production to record highs. U.S. crude output has surged since 2010, fueled by output from formations in states...