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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • In Mexico, Tamaulipas state residents rise up against cartel violence

    Arsonists torched four restaurants, bars and an auto dealership. A bomb threat evacuated a hospital. Bodies turned up, including a headless one at someone's door and a man snatched from the Wal-Mart store and dumped in a field. Gun battles raged within...
  • EPA to make President Obama's big move on climate change

    EPA to make President Obama's big move on climate change
    When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president's climate change policy — the most significant environmental regulation of his term — will not be declared...
  • Insurgents attack Iraqi oil refinery at Baiji

    Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism. Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian...
  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Gas Prices Up Pennies as Iraq Turmoil Threatens Big Spike

     
    Gas prices climbed in most parts of the country the past week as fighting among ethnic groups continued in Iraq, increasing worries that a prolonged conflict could spread to other countries and disrupt oil production. The national average for regular........
  • Lawmakers urge change to carbon emissions plan

    Lawmakers urge change to carbon emissions plan
    As California gas prices climb, a group of moderate and pro-business Democratic lawmakers is voicing concerns about the cost to drivers of state regulations to curb carbon emissions set to take effect next year. As part of a landmark law passed in 2006,...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • FAA allows first commercial drone flights over land

    FAA allows first commercial drone flights over land
    Marking a milestone for the drone industry, an unmanned aircraft is flying over land in commercial use for the first time with the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization. A small drone, the Puma AE, built by Monrovia firm AeroVironment Inc., is...
  • Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill

    Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill
    A heated budget battle in Sacramento over more oil-spill protection for rivers, lakes and other inland bodies of water has prompted a last-minute lobbying blitz by formidable adversaries: the oil industry and environmentalists. As the Legislature...
  • Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Iraqi security forces...
  • 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...