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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Lower house in Mexico approves oil reform measure

    Lower house in Mexico approves oil reform measure
    MEXICO CITY -- The lower chamber of Mexico's Congress followed the lead of the Senate on Wednesday night by approving an energy reform bill that would open the country's nationalized oil and gas industry to foreign investment. The bill, which proponents...
  • Mexico's Congress passes energy reform bill

    MEXICO CITY — After contentious marathon sessions, Mexico's Congress on Thursday gave final approval to a historic energy reform bill that ends the 75-year state monopoly of the country's oil and gas industry and invites foreign investment. In a...
  • Keystone XL's true effect on emissions is Obama's main issue

    CONKLIN, Canada — Can the Keystone XL pipeline be built without significantly worsening greenhouse gas emissions and climate change? For President Obama, that is the main criterion for granting a federal permit to allow the pipeline to cross from...
  • Russia charges 16 more in Greenpeace protest

    MOSCOW -- An additional 16 people were charged by Russia with piracy Thursday for their role in a foiled Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, a Russian television network reported. Among the new defendants are Greenpeace activists,...
  • BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side

    BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side
    Just south of the Chicago Skyway bridge, a dusty byproduct of the Canadian oil boom is piling up in huge black mountains along the Calumet River. More is on the way. A lot more. By the end of the year, the oil giant BP is expected to complete work...
  • South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

    South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
  • In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

    In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword
    FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
  • North Dakota pipeline spill raises questions amid state's oil boom

    North Dakota pipeline spill raises questions amid state's oil boom
    WASHINGTON — About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil had coated the...
  • Russia charges Greenpeace activists with hooliganism, not piracy

    Russia charges Greenpeace activists with hooliganism, not piracy
    MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism. An investigation led officials to issue the less...
  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • Russia eyes piracy charges against Greenpeace protesters

    Russia eyes piracy charges against Greenpeace protesters
    MOSCOW -- Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy, a charge that could carry a prison term of five to 15 years, authorities said. Russian border troops seized a Greenpeace ice-breaker, the Arctic...