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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline

    Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline
    Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area. For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
  • Trains and crude oil are too often an accident waiting to happen

    The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
  • U.S. officials cut estimate of recoverable Monterey Shale oil by 96%

    U.S. officials cut estimate of recoverable Monterey Shale oil by 96%
    Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California's vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating its potential as a national "black gold mine" of petroleum. Just 600 million barrels of oil can be...
  • Local Voices North: May 29 edition

    Local Voices North: May 29 edition
    Letters to the editors from Arlington Heights, Wilmette and Morton Grove. Hillary's ready A letter writer recently stated that America is ready to elect a woman president; however, Hillary Clinton is not that woman. Who then? Sarah Palin?...
  • On the gulf oil spill, BP moves to prolong the courtroom agony

    Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court. To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...
  • Transport oil by pipeline, not rail

    One would have thought that Jayni Foley Hein — executive director of UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment — after discussing all the problems associated with transporting crude oil by rail, would have at least mentioned...
  • Diesel catching on, despite price fluctuations

    Diesel catching on, despite price fluctuations
    Diesel powered vehicles are becoming more popular with American drivers, but wild fluctuations in the fuel's price could scare some buyers off, despite the fact that a diesel engine can cut their fuel consumption 20 percent or more. "Car buyers get...
  • Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil

    Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In a letter...
  • Hermosa Beach backs bill for state loan to pay drilling penalty

    Hermosa Beach backs bill for state loan to pay drilling penalty
    The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders there are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling. City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support...
  • Hermosa Beach backs bill for state loan to pay oil drilling settlement

    The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling. City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support a bill in the...
  • Poll shows strong support for oil extraction tax, Tom Steyer says

    Poll shows strong support for oil extraction tax, Tom Steyer says
    Support for a state oil extraction tax is strong and includes large percentages of Democrats, independents and even Republicans, says Tom Steyer, a billionaire former hedge fund investor turned environmentalist and political activist. Steyer, a San...