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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Assemblyman takes on oil firm, wants state loan for Hermosa Beach

    Assemblyman takes on oil firm, wants state loan for Hermosa Beach
    South Bay Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi on Friday announced a bill designed to take the financial heat off Hermosa Beach 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...
  • South Bay lawmaker to reveal Hermosa Beach oil drilling bill

    South Bay lawmaker to reveal Hermosa Beach oil drilling bill
    A South Bay lawmaker is expected to unveil legislation Friday addressing a looming ballot question in the city of Hermosa Beach, in which voters will decide whether to once again allow new oil drilling in the city for the first time since 1932....
  • Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

    Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation
    SHAFTER, Calif. — A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig...
  • Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate

    Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate
    SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil drilling in California was approved by a state Senate panel on Tuesday. The measure was passed by a bare majority of five votes by the Senate...
  • Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
  • Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad

    Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad
    When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...
  • Review: 'Big Men' ★★★★

    Review: 'Big Men' ★★★&#9733
    No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
  • Gasoline prices jump in California as refineries encounter trouble

    Problems at some of the state's fuel refineries have sent gasoline prices soaring in California just in time for the kickoff of the busy driving season. A gallon of regular gasoline hit a statewide average of $4.196 on Thursday, up about 13 cents in a...
  • 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...
  • Climate change demands action [Editorial]

    Climate change demands action  [Editorial]
    The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change are not as bad as some may have expected. Not that climate change isn't worsening — it is. The window to do something about it is still closing, and the potential impact 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...