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  • Maine port city's ban on crude exports prompts oil industry threats

    The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada’s huge and controversial tar sands deposits.
  • Flawed drilling gear still in use after BP oil spill, board says

    Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...

    Safe transport via rail of crude oil

    America’s oil and natural gas industry, rail industry and regulators are working together to turn the 99.997 percent safety rate for rail transportation of crude oil into a 100 percent safety rate. Our success in eliminating the last .003 percent of...

    Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety

    Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety
    After two major derailments and explosions in recent weeks, federal safety officials recommended new rules Thursday on how crude oil is transported — the same day Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for fees on rail cars carrying hazardous materials. The...

    California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline

    California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist from San Francisco, chose his venue carefully. “It is here President Obama drew his own personal line in the sand,” Steyer said as he convened a...