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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline

    Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline
    Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area. For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Trains and crude oil are too often an accident waiting to happen

    The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
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    Fire burns the Standard Oil Company plant in East Los Angeles....
  • Oil well explosion kills two workers, injures nine in West Texas

    Oil well explosion kills two workers, injures nine in West Texas
    Two oil well workers died and nine suffered minor cuts and bruises Wednesday after a high-pressure explosion in a West Texas county that is lightly populated but richly saturated with oil. The two bodies were found about 20 feet from a wellhead that was...
  • On the gulf oil spill, BP moves to prolong the courtroom agony

    Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court. To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...
  • Transport oil by pipeline, not rail

    One would have thought that Jayni Foley Hein — executive director of UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment — after discussing all the problems associated with transporting crude oil by rail, would have at least mentioned...
  • 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...
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  • 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...