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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company

    William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company
    William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90. Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
  • A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley

    A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley
    NEW IBERIA, La. — The police asked the right question. "Can you think of anyone who would want to do you harm?" investigators asked Wilma Subra, trying to understand who might have fired a gun at the diminutive grandmother. Enemies? Subra...
  • Syria conflict causes crude oil prices to rise, stocks to tumble

    Syria conflict causes crude oil prices to rise, stocks to tumble
    U.S. stocks tumbled and the price of crude oil jumped Tuesday as the Obama administration weighs its next step in the Syrian conflict.  The benchmark stock indexes were down Tuesday and the price of October U.S. crude oil jumped about 3.8% to nearly...
  • Oil: Syria threat could hike gas prices, pull in 'entire Middle East'

    Oil: Syria threat could hike gas prices, pull in 'entire Middle East'
    The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria is roiling global oil markets and could cause temporary price increases at the pump.  The price of October U.S. crude oil continued to rally Wednesday, rising to $110.34 a barrel -- a 1% increase. Brent crude oil was...
  • As Syria strike momentum stalls, oil prices pull back slightly

    As Syria strike momentum stalls, oil prices pull back slightly
    Crude oil prices began pulling back Thursday as momentum for a U.S. military strike on Syria stalled. The price of light, sweet crude for October deliver fell 80 cents to $109.30 a barrel Thursday from a previous settlement price of $110.10 Wednesday. ...
  • BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells

    BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells
    More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm. The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...
  • 'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members

    'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members
    Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
  • U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July

    U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The increase in the...
  • L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'

    L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'
    The environmental risks of "fracking," or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday. Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
  • Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood

    Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood
    Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes. Then Uriarte's 9-year-old daughter and other children in the...
  • Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations

    Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations
    SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster. A state senator from Agoura Hills is trying to allow the first while heading off the second. Democrat Fran...