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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Keystone XL pipeline opponent cites terrorism concerns

    Billionaire Democratic donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer opened a new front Wednesday in his campaign to derail the Keystone XL project by commissioning a study of the oil pipeline's vulnerability to terrorism. The three-month study, conducted...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • 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...
  • Keystone XL pipeline: State Dept. didn't violate rules, report says

    Keystone XL pipeline: State Dept. didn't violate rules, report says
    The State Department did not violate conflict-of-interest rules when it chose an outside contractor to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report issued...
  • Monitor on Wilmington home's roof to provide air-quality answers

    Monitor on Wilmington home's roof to provide air-quality answers
    Japheth Peleti has no shortage of unpleasant stories from decades of living across a fence from a sprawling oil refinery. He and his family have contended with rumbling noises that rattle their windows, coped with skunk-like odors, plumes of vapor and...
  • Put more in electricity, not fossil fuels [Letter]

    It makes no sense to invest billions of dollars into such a dead-end technology as oil pipelines which will be obsolete and of ever-declining value over the next dozen years as we burn up yet more and more of our declining fossil reserves ("Keystone XL is...
  • Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement

    Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement
    No dice, BP.  That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
  • Letters: The politics of Keystone XL

    Re "Obama's pipeline dilemma," Opinion, Feb. 12 Doyle McManus aptly points out several of the political pros and cons related to President Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. What he fails to address is the need for fossil fuels to be left...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • Fighting erupts in key South Sudan oil town

    Fighting erupts in key South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In a major setback to peace efforts in South Sudan, fighting erupted Tuesday in the key town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, the only region still producing the oil that the government relies on for more than 98% of its...