West Texas an 'extraction colony' as oil, gas exports surge

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different. Overwhelming. Drilling rigs tower over suburban backyards. T...

Greece, Cyprus, Egypt eye expanding Med energy deals

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece, Egypt and Cyprus are meeting on the island of Crete to discuss furthering regional cooperation, including oil and gas exploration rights in the east Medite...

The Latest: New electrics are stars of Paris auto show

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the Paris Auto Show (all times local): 10 a.m. BMW says drivers will be able to use their smartphones to unlock and start the engine of i...

New electrics are stars of Paris auto show

PARIS (AP) — All-electric vehicles with zero emissions are among the stars of the Paris Motor Show — rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love. Vo...

UN chief blasts lack of 'strong leadership' on climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations secretary-general blames lack of leadership for the world's failure to take tough decisions needed to stop runaway climate change. Antonio Guterr...

EU climate action week in Taipei to address global warming

A decisive response from all nations, especially the major economies, is key to reaching the desired level of greenhouse gas emissions, and the European Union is sharing its experience with Taiwan to ...

An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the Am...

The Latest: Minister promises power back in quake-hit Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The latest on the powerful earthquake that has slammed the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Japan's minister for t...

New York couple wins Green Mountain Power home giveaway

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple has won Green Mountain Power's home giveaway in Vermont. Martin Schreiner and Lucas Hugh beat more than 160 other applicants with their 500-word...

EPA rethinking air pollution rule for power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is rethinking a 2012 rule limiting mercury emissions and other pollutants from power plants. EPA spokeswoman Molly Block says th...

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___ Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms Microsoft says it's discovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of th...

States blast Trump administration coal plan, mull lawsuits

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution from coal-fired power plants are denouncing the Trump administration's move to scale back restrictions on emissions, with some th...

Wyoming voters choose from 6 Republican governor candidates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters were deciding Tuesday which of six Republican candidates will run for governor in the general election and whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an ...

Taiwan's CPC Corp. signs US$25 billion LNG deal with US firm Cheniere Energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new deal between Taiwan’s CPC corporation and U.S. firm Cheniere Energy may herald the start of a major transition in the Indo-Pacific energy market according to e...

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his ...