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Marshall Islands first to ratify global HFC greenhouse gas pact

OSLO The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change.

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Pipeline fights move from Dakota prairie to Louisiana bayous

Feb 23 2017

(This story corrects paragraph 37 to say $12,000 instead of $1,200 in Feb 22 story.) | Video

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Tesla down ahead of first quarterly report to include SolarCity

Feb 22 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Shares of Tesla were down almost 1 percent on Wednesday ahead of the electric car maker's first quarterly report following its $2.6 billion acquisition of solar panel installer SolarCity.

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Exclusive: China state firm in preliminary deal to buy Chevron's Bangladesh gas fields - oil executives

Feb 22 2017

BEIJING/DHAKA China's state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the U.S. oil major's natural gas fields in Bangladesh that are worth about $2 billion, two Beijing-based Chinese oil executives said.

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Wall Street challenges U.S. regulator over proposed commodities rule

Feb 21 2017

Wall Street is pushing back against a proposed rule to force U.S. banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc to hold more capital against investments in commodities, placing what some see as an overly restrictive limit on banks' ties to the sector.

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

Feb 21 2017

SINGAPORE Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.

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