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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • State Sen. Evans proposes oil extraction tax for California

    State Sen. Evans proposes oil extraction tax for California
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) on Wednesday revived a proposal to tax oil pumped from the ground in California, saying the $2 billion it would raise annually could help restore the affordability of higher education and improve...
  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • Keystone XL pipeline dealt setback in Nebraska court

    A Nebraska court ruling Wednesday left the long-troubled Keystone XL pipeline with no approved route through the state, dealing the project a legal setback that could delay it at least a year. Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie F. Stacy struck...
  • Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions

    Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions
    With America's new oil boom forcing more and more crude onto long trains to make up for inadequate pipeline capacity, Warren Buffett's BNSF has opened bids to buy 5,000 safer transport cars. The move follows a series of high-profile rail accidents and...
  • BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement

    BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement
    It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse. After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that...
  • Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. When the State Department released its environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the timing led me to fear the worst. It’s a strategy bordering on tradition in politics that if you...
  • Free the Keystone XL pipeline, Mr. President

    Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
  • Keystone XL is one more hole in a sinking ship [Letter]

    Keystone XL is one more hole in a sinking ship [Letter]
    On what basis did the U.S. State Department conclude that the Keystone XL pipeline project is relatively benign in regard to greenhouse gas? The key passage from the report's executive summary states that "approval or denial of any one crude oil...
  • Environmentalists do billionaires' bidding in fight against Keystone pipeline

    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national...
  • Letters: Jimmy Carter's energy foresight

    Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 4 The Times writes: "If developed nations had started earlier … oil pipelines and Arctic drilling rigs would hold little attraction." Given no credit, Jimmy Carter did start early. He is...
  • Letters: Myth vs. fact on Keystone XL

    Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 2 TransCanada hasn't had a spill from our actual oil pipelines. The first Keystone pipeline has safely delivered more than 550 million barrels of oil to U.S. refineries. In 2011 we replaced some fittings...