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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia
    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
  • Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water

    Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water
    The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country. Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
  • City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban

    City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban
    Just weeks after the city of Carson grabbed headlines by placing a moratorium on all new oil drilling, City Council members will allow the temporary ban to die, reopening the door to a massive drilling project in the city. The moratorium, which will...
  • 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....
  • 'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill

    'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday issued an "extreme odor" advisory for Atwater Village after a 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. People living or working in the area could experience “mild,...