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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended. For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
  • U.S. misses Latin America's role in global power balance

    As Venezuelan Gen. Hugo Carvajal returned from Aruba to a hero's welcome in Caracas, state TV announced his return as a triumph for "Bolivarian diplomacy." For a Venezuelan regime that was beset by civil unrest and shortages of key consumer staples,...
  • In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off

    In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off
    Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills. But up a narrow road, spread across the chaparral between Orcutt and Los Alamos, wells...
  • Keystone XL could mean more carbon emissions than estimated, study says

    Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated for the controversial project, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change that relies on different...
  • Industry group: Seismic testing off Atlantic coast would be safe [Letter]

    Opening the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf to geophysical activities represents a unique opportunity for the nation to assess available resources and to do it in an environmentally responsible manner ("Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4)...
  • The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

    The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]
    Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
  • Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Iraqi security forces...
  • 1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

    1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa
    One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
  • DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oil

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Transportation Secretary...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

    WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...