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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Average gasoline price in California hits nearly $4 a gallon

    Average gasoline price in California hits nearly $4 a gallon
    For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said. It's a rite of spring as...
  • Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery

    Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery
    A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home. The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on...
  • BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan

    BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs. On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
  • The Keystone delay [Editorial]

    The Keystone delay  [Editorial]
    Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...
  • At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency

    At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency
    California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections. But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...
  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, halting efforts by a petroleum company to bore more than 200 wells near homes and a state university. The drilling ban, which runs for 45 days but could be extended...
  • Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage

    Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage
    Work crews continued to scramble Tuesday to clean up crude oil that seeped from the ground and forced the closure of a Wilmington residential street, but it remained unclear what caused the leak or who was to blame. A Phillips 66 spokesperson said the...
  • Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns

    Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns
    The Carson City Council passed a moratorium on all new oil drilling citywide late Tuesday night after dozens of residents spoke against a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum. In a 5-0 vote, council members imposed an immediate ban on...
  • Judge suspends Arctic drilling, orders new environmental report

    Judge suspends Arctic drilling, orders new environmental report
    In the ongoing battle over offshore drilling, a federal judge in Alaska told regulators Thursday to redo an environmental impact study that underestimated the amount of recoverable oil and, potentially, the risks to delicate Arctic habitat. The decision...
  • California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote

    California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote
    SACRAMENTO — A proposal to charge a tax on oil pumped from the ground in California was approved Thursday by a state Senate panel on grounds that it would help fund higher education in the state. The Senate Education Committee voted, 5-2, to...
  • State loan urged to help Hermosa Beach settle legal claim

    A South Bay assemblyman is proposing a loan of state funds to Hermosa Beach to take the financial heat off voters who are being asked to decide whether to allow oil drilling in their city for the first time in more than 80 years. The legislation would...