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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders win West Virginia primaries

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Donald Trump has delivered on a promised blowout win in the heart of Appalachian coal country, even drawing symbolic support from West Virginians who can’t vote for him until November. Though Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the state, some conservative Democrats said they left the tops of their ballots blank in Tuesday’s primary, rebuking Clinton ...

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Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

Alberta wildfire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — The images are ones of devastation — scorched homes, virtually whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. It rained a little Sunday morning in Fort McMurray, but Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta’s oil sands town for months. There’s fear the growing wildfire could double ...

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Saudi Arabia ousts longtime oil minister

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced the ouster of its longtime oil minister as part of a larger ongoing government shakeup. A royal decree announced that Ali al-Naimi has been replaced by former Health Minister and Saudi Aramco board chairman Khaled al-Falih. Al-Naimi has long been a pillar of Saudi oil policy, leading the Ministry ...

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Top Bakken news stories – April 23-May 6

The weekly Bakken recap was put on hiatus last week due to forgetfulness and we humbly apologize. To make up for lost time, we reached back a couple weeks. However, it turns out the week we missed was rather uneventful for the Bakken. This past week, however, was exciting for a variety of reasons, most of them not good (i.e. ...

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US rig count drops 5 this week to 415

rig count, oil natural gas

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by five this week to 415, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 894 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 338 rigs sought oil and 86 explored for natural gas. One was listed ...

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Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria’s southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue. A new group called the Niger Delta Avengers said it bombed Chevron’s Okan platform on Wednesday and warned international companies that ...

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