MEXICO CITY, Jan 17 Mexico will import at least one-fifth more yellow corn next season as higher fuel costs and a weak peso hit domestic crops while the same factors will drive up tortilla prices, the head of top corn farmer federation said in an interview.
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WASHINGTON, Jan 17 President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Department of the Interior, Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, said during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he would review President Barack Obama's moves to limit oil and gas drilling in Alaska, and possibly elsewhere, if confirmed.
TRUMP PICK ZINKE SAYS NO DOUBT A PRESIDENT HAS THE POWER TO REVIEW NATIONAL MONUMENTS
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 Rolls-Royce Plc agreed to pay authorities more than $800 million to resolve charges of bribing officials in six countries in schemes that lasted more than a decade, the U.S. Justice Department and U.K. Serious Fraud Office said in statements Tuesday.
PARIS, Jan 17 French gas grid operator GRTgaz said a force majeure in Algeria and tensions in the global gas market were reducing deliveries of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to southern France, just as winter demand for heating intensifies.
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NEW YORK, Jan 17 U.S. shale production is set to snap a three-month decline in February, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, as energy firms boost drilling activity with crude prices hovering near 18-month highs.
MEXICO CITY, Jan 17 Mexico's state oil company Pemex began receiving imported fuel by train at a new privately run terminal for the first time in January as companies expand storage and transportation operations under the country's energy opening, a senior executive said in an interview.
NEW YORK, Jan 17 U.S. shale oil production is expected to rise by 41,000 barrels per day in February to 4.748 million bpd as energy firms boost drilling with crude prices near 18-month highs, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday.