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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Kurds threaten legal action against Iraq oil buyers

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan threatened on Wednesday to take legal action against buyers of the country's oil unless the autonomous region is paid its share of revenue from any sales. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said buyers of Iraqi...
  • U.S. senators press for probe of report that oil companies blocked ethanol

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. farm-state Senators on Wednesday urged federal regulators to investigate allegations raised by a biofuel trade group that the oil industry uses "strong arm tactics" to prevent widespread use of higher blends of ethanol in...
  • Petrobras shares fall, analysts point to poor management by Brazil

    When Brazil's state-run oil company raked in $70 billion in a 2010 public offering, leaders here called it evidence of the nation's rising economic power. "It wasn't in Frankfurt. It wasn't in London. It wasn't in New York. It was here in São Paulo,"...
  • From New York heroin dealer to Afghanistan’s biggest oil man

    KABUL (Reuters) - One-eyed Rateb Popal's debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade. Popal had better luck once back in Afghanistan, where he emerged...
  • Libya's El Sharara oilfield restart another breakthrough for Tripoli

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's oil sector took another big step back to normality with the restarting of an oilfield that could double its current meager crude output, a week after blockades ended at major ports. The 340,000 barrels per day El Sharara...
  • Shale boom confounds forecasts as U.S. set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree. When that happens and by how much, though, has produced disparate...
  • 1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

    1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa
    One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • Greenpeace activists block Chevron shale site in Romania

    PUNGESTI Romania (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the gates of a Chevron shale gas exploration well in eastern Romania on Monday, blocking access to the site and urging the leftist government to ban fracking. Romania could...
  • Blumenthal Says He Will Push For Improved Rail Safety

    WEST HAVEN — Even though Metro-North last year became the symbol of slipshod operations, railroad safety is a growing concern across the country and deserves federal intervention, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday. Setting tougher rules for...
  • Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling

    Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling
    Alarmed by the spread of oil drilling in the Everglades, environmental activists and some lawmakers are pressing for stricter regulation of the energy industry and a state ban on new fracking-like techniques that blast open oil deposits near Florida's...