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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Maine port city's ban on crude exports prompts oil industry threats

    The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada’s huge and...
  • Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama

    Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama
    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment). In a tale of two...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,"...
  • In Alabama, taking on golf's green monsters

    Our destination was the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama's collection of 468 often-spectacular holes at 11 locations from Muscle Shoals in the north to Point Clear at the southern tip of the state. For golf junkies  like us — three...
  • How California can best fight climate change

    How California can best fight climate change
    California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
  • Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend

    Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend
    A week before the July 4 holiday, a gallon of regular gasoline in the Chicago area costs an average of $4.02, according to AAA Chicago -- about a nickel less than a week ago. In the past two weeks, gasoline prices have declined, said Patrick DeHaan, a...
  • Long Beach Port bridge delayed at least a year

    Long Beach Port bridge delayed at least a year
    The massive $1.26 billion project to replace the ailing Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach will be delayed at least a year, port officials announced. Originally expected to open by the end of 2016, port officials say the bridge that will rise over...
  • Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

    As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of...
  • Critics say climate program would create 'hidden gas tax'

    Critics say climate program would create 'hidden gas tax'
    California's latest move to combat global warming will either siphon dollars from motorists' wallets or save them big money on their gasoline bills. Those are the starkly different predictions being bandied about the Capitol by critics and fans of the...