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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Blame game starts in spill hearings

     
    By Jim Tankersley The blood, er, oil is already flying this morning in Senate hearings into the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill - and the oil company executives haven't even testified yet. Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate......
  • Salazar: Break up drilling agency

     
    By Jim Tankersley Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will propose splitting the troubled agency that regulates offshore drilling in half, in a bid to improve safety regulation in response to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an Interior......
  • Was Gas More Expensive Four Years Ago?

     
    The price of fuel four years ago has been one of many hot topics discussed during this election year. A dizzying number of factors influence fuel prices, though whoever is in the White House often takes the blame when prices......
  • Climate bill to be unveiled--finally

     
    by Jim Tankersley After months of negotiations and weeks of delay, Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will unveil their plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions and spur clean energy growth Wednesday -- and the biggest challenge......
  • Obama: 'trust' oil execs, but 'verify'

     
    President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar address the media following a meeting with Cabinet members and administration officials. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Christi Parsons and Jim Tankersley Angrily condemning "finger pointing" by oil...
  • Palin: Obama too close to BP

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate who helped popularize "Drill, baby, drill" as a slogan, suggested Sunday that President Obama's campaign ties to the oil industry were impeding cleanup of the BP spill in the.....
  • U.S. tax breaks favor oil industry

     
    Residents of Grand Isle, La. express their frustration with BP Monday. (EPA/Bevil Knapp) by Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw......
  • Spill wrapup: Obama defends actions

     
    President Obama, in Chicago for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, waves Friday morning as he boards Air Force One to depart to Louisiana. (AP/Evan Vucci) by Ashley Powers, Jim Tankersley and Bettina Boxall As BP continued its effort to......
  • White House names new MMS chief

     
    by Mike Memoli Hours before tonight's Oval Office address, the White House announced the appointment of Michael Bromwich to "lead the effort to reform the Minerals Management Service." He replaces Elizabeth Birnbaum, who left MMS on May 27 as finger-...
  • Obama lays out Gulf "battle plan"

     
    President Obama's address, as prepared for delivery, is available after the jump.......
  • Crist during Delray Beach visit pushes for more skimmer ships, oil drilling referendum

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday told White House officials he wants more skimmer ships to clean up oil before it hits Florida???s shores. Crist said that while BP representatives maintain they can???t find any more oil skimming vessels, state officials.......