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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.
  • 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...

    Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is sometimes called, contributed to a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, the trade group said in a statement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday...

    Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election. A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...