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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods

    Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods
    The oil industry believes that a state oil severance tax in California would be "bad tax policy" and threaten the state's economy. It thinks my arguments in favor of the tax, which were laid out a couple of weeks ago, are "misleading."  We know the...
  • Explosive oil train collision triggers evacuation in North Dakota

    Explosive oil train collision triggers evacuation in North Dakota
    A small town in North Dakota was being partially evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported,...
  • North Dakota community evacuated after train collision and fire

    North Dakota community evacuated after train collision and fire
    A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
  • Gas prices high entering 2014, but will likely drop

    Gas prices high entering 2014, but will likely drop
    For the fourth straight year, Americans will wake up on New Year's Day to record high gas prices — but don't take that as an indicator of how the new year will play out at the pump. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, national gas prices are expected...
  • Many residents remain evacuated after North Dakota oil train crash

    Many residents remain evacuated after North Dakota oil train crash
    About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
  • Drivers could enjoy cheaper gas prices in 2014, AAA says

    Drivers could enjoy cheaper gas prices in 2014, AAA says
    Motorists driving in the U.S. in 2014 may enjoy some relief at the gas pump, shelling out about 5 cents less per gallon compared with this year, according to AAA. Rising domestic crude oil production and increased refining capacity are helping...
  • Evacuation order lifted in North Dakota town after oil train crash

    Evacuation order lifted in North Dakota town after oil train crash
    After health experts determined that air quality was safe within city limits, officials in Casselton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon lifted a voluntary evacuation order that had been issued after a collision involving a train carrying crude oil released...
  • Firms investing to fuel demand for natural gas vehicles

    Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off. The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
  • North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety

    North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety
    A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • Wetland contamination can be predicted in oil boom states, study finds

    Wetland contamination can be predicted in oil boom states, study finds
    WASHINGTON – Federal scientists have developed a system that could help prevent some contamination of wetlands and groundwater from oil development in the booming Williston Basin in Montana and North Dakota, according to a new study. Along with...