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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
  • Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns

    Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns
    A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges. Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
  • Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate

    Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate
    With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists. The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown...
  • Calif. Senate vote falls short for moratorium on oil fracking

    Calif. Senate vote falls short for moratorium on oil fracking
    The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the public. Sen. Holly...
  • EPA to make President Obama's big move on climate change

    EPA to make President Obama's big move on climate change
    When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president's climate change policy — the most significant environmental regulation of his term — will not be declared...
  • Pipeline rupture spews 50,000 gallons of crude oil in Atwater Village

    Pipeline rupture spews 50,000 gallons of crude oil in Atwater Village
    A 20-inch pipeline ruptured in Atwater Village early Thursday, spewing more than 50,000 gallons of crude oil over an approximately half-square-mile area, authorities said. In some places, the oil was knee-high, affecting several businesses near the line...
  • 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village looked 'like a lake'

    10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village looked 'like a lake'
    Firefighters have revised the size of a crude oil spill early Thursday in Atwater Village down to 10,000 gallons, after initial estimates put it at 50,000 gallons. The spill occurred shortly after 1 a.m. after a 20-inch above-ground pipeline burst in an...
  • L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up

    L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up
    A 10,000-gallon crude-oil spill in Atwater Village early Thursday was expected to take 24 hours to fully clean up, officials said. Firefighters responding to the spill shortly after 1 a.m. in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road were able to hem...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • Pennsylvania rabbit breeder sues fracking support company over animal deaths

    HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 (Reuters) - A show rabbit breeder in Pennsylvania is suing a French gas exploration company for using low-flying helicopters she said terrorized her prized animals, causing many to die and leaving survivors unable to breed....