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  • Reforms could boost Mexican oil production 75 percent, says Energy Department's statistics arm

    Mexican oil production could increase 75 percent by 2040 compared with previous long-term trends as a result of reforms that would let foreign companies develop energy there, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.

  • North Dakota winter wheat crop hurt by disease

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota grain elevators are urging farmers to bin their newly harvested winter wheat until the market figures out what to do with a heavily diseased crop. The crop is showing high levels of vomitoxin — a toxin associated with scab disease that can make grain unsafe...

  • Japan PM visits landslide site as complaints swirl

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday as rescuers expanded their search for 28 people missing in landslides five days ago that killed more than 50 people. Rain showers raised risks for more slides, hampering the search effort and also triggering slides...

  • Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

    LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida's famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always...

  • Survey: U.S. gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period. According to the Lundberg Survey released Sunday, the average nationwide price for a gallon of regular is now...

  • California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session. A pair of bills — one sponsored by...

  • Pro and con to argue Mass. natural gas pipeline

    DALTON, Mass. (AP) — Representatives of Kinder Morgan are scheduled to visit western Massachusetts to present their side in a debate over a natural gas pipeline expansion. The Berkshire Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/VJLVJ4 ) that Dalton officials intend to organize a panel of residents to argue...

  • Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — As California faces an historic drought, residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use. Water agencies across the state have been encouraging the change by offering thousands of dollars in rebates to help homeowners make the switch to a...

  • Up to 33 Bakken oil trains cross Arkansas weekly

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas emergency officials' records show that as many as 33 trains carrying Bakken crude oil pass through the state in a given week, each one hauling more than the amount spilled in last year's Pegasus pipeline spill in Mayflower, according to documents obtained by The...

  • Pennsylvania considers charging for game land use

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee for snowmobilers, equestrians and mountain bikers who use state game land trails. The Pennsylvania Game Commission will likely vote on the plan next month, the New Castle News (http://bit.ly/1ttxEgt ) reports. The proposed license of up...

  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the...

  • Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to build a station near Truckee,...

  • Iran says no need for UN to revisit military site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons. Gen. Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the official IRNA...

  • Correction: Oil Spill-Land Conservation story

    HOUSTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. It was $34.5 million, not $32 million. The AP also misidentified the Texas Parks and...

  • Lobbying fight kicks off as ethanol rules sent to the White House

    The Environmental Protection Agency sent the Office of Management and Budget a long-awaited proposal for review that would set the federal target for blending biofuels into gasoline.



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