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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • 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...
  • U.S. misses Latin America's role in global power balance

    As Venezuelan Gen. Hugo Carvajal returned from Aruba to a hero's welcome in Caracas, state TV announced his return as a triumph for "Bolivarian diplomacy." For a Venezuelan regime that was beset by civil unrest and shortages of key consumer staples,...
  • Industry group: Seismic testing off Atlantic coast would be safe [Letter]

    Opening the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf to geophysical activities represents a unique opportunity for the nation to assess available resources and to do it in an environmentally responsible manner ("Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4)...
  • The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

    The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]
    Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
  • 2 railroads sue Md. to prevent disclosure of crude oil shipments

    2 railroads sue Md. to prevent disclosure of crude oil shipments
    Two major Eastern railroads have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from disclosing their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records. Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast

    Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast
    A $100-million bonanza of crude oil sits in a tanker off the coast of Galveston, Texas, but moving it to shore has become a knotty foreign policy problem. Late Monday, a federal court ordered U.S. marshals to seize the cargo of the tanker, the United...
  • Safe transport via rail of crude oil

    America’s oil and natural gas industry, rail industry and regulators are working together to turn the 99.997 percent safety rate for rail transportation of crude oil into a 100 percent safety rate. Our success in eliminating the last .003 percent of...
  • Gas Prices See Sustained Slide

     
    If it seems like you're shelling out less for gasoline than in the recent past, it probably isn't just wishful thinking. Steady, widespread declines in pump prices during July have lowered the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded......