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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Europe wants the energy, but not the fracking

    WASHINGTON Fracking for oil and natural gas remains slow to take hold in Europe in spite of deepening fears over the continent's energy dependence on Russia. Europe is under increasing pressure internally and from the United States to cut energy...
  • Expectations are high as Mexico prepares to accept foreign oil explorers

    HIDALGO, Mexico On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future. Conditions are difficult some companies have resorted to...
  • Pemex deals have paid off in Texas

    Although foreign companies were barred from producing oil and gas in Mexico, Texas energy service companies have long played a role in the country's energy economy. From 2002 to 2011, Mexican federal records show, the state oil company Pemex awarded as...
  • 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....
  • Long idle Rosneft oil refinery in Ukraine on fire after shelling

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - An oil reservoir caught fire and two warehouses were destroyed on Friday after the shelling of the east Ukrainian Linik oil refinery, which is owned by top Russian crude producer Rosneft and has been idle for two years, the company...
  • Mexico's mix of oil and drugs

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, July 15: Mexico has witnessed a dramatic economic expansion since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect in 1994 and opened the country to foreign competition....
  • Safe rail transport of hazardous materials is critical

    Kudos to the Chicago Tribune for the investigative feature story about the number of Bakken crude oil trains running through our region on a weekly basis ("40 crude oil trains a week; Documents show rolling pipelines of flammable liquid often traverse...
  • In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

    In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames
    Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more. Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...
  • Are Swiss trading houses turning into banks? Not quite

    LONDON (Reuters) - The world's top trading houses appear to be quickly turning into commodity finance banks, by lending billions of dollars to clients as a decades-long dominance of French banks shrinks. The fast growing trend has made big headlines in...
  • 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...
  • Dozens of trains haul volatile Bakken oil to NY weekly: railroads

    (Reuters) - As many as 44 trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude oil are being sent through the state of New York each week, according to confidential disclosures made by railroads to state emergency responders, and released to Reuters through a Freedom...