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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off

    In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off
    Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills. But up a narrow road, spread across the chaparral between Orcutt and Los Alamos, wells...
  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended. For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
  • Keystone XL could mean more carbon emissions than estimated, study says

    Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated for the controversial project, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change that relies on different...