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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • 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...
  • Public input missing from White House meetings on rail safety rules

    WASHINGTON As the White House reviews a package of proposed rail safety regulations, the rail, petroleum and chemical industries in recent weeks have held nearly a dozen meetings with Obama administration officials. But state and local governments;...
  • 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...
  • Lift embargo to protect our shores

    What can we do to keep oil exploration off Cuba's coast from going horribly wrong? The answer at the moment, because of our nation's embargo on Cuba, is "not much." With Cuba inching closer to deep-water drilling — and South Florida in the cross-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama's inaction threatens nation

    Finally, the Canadians have decided to build the gas-and-oil pipeline to the West Coast, allowing them to sell their products to Asian countries. President Obama's indecision to allow the Keystone Pipeline to be built causes a significant drop in the...
  • Petrobras says cost of new oil rights to push back debt target

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - New oil rights awarded this week will saddle Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras with at least $26 billion of new costs by 2030 and further delay efforts to reduce debt below an internal target, according to a Friday...
  • You're paying more for gasoline, and here's why

    WASHINGTON Think you're paying more than you should be for gasoline right now? You are. Prices tend to spike around Memorial Day, when increased demand cuts against a limited supply as refiners convert from winter fuels to summer blends. But by the...
  • More investors plan to overweight commodities: Credit Suisse

    (Reuters) - More investors plan to ramp up on commodities over the next 12 months after years of pessimism toward the sector, betting that the Iraq conflict will push oil prices higher while other commodities prices advance in volatile trade, a Credit...
  • Iraq facing 'a new reality,' Kurdish leader tells Kerry

    The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq” as he met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Irbil for talks on ending Iraq’s sectarian political...