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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Colombia, Nicaragua clash over oil exploration in disputed waters

    Colombia, Nicaragua clash over oil exploration in disputed waters
    BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
  • Towns pay a high price for power

    Towns pay a high price for power
    Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal. Almost every month, Batavia,...
  • Helping Pemex help Mexico

    Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, unveiled a proposal this month to reform the country's state-owned oil and gas monopoly Petroleos de Mexico, or Pemex. The plan, which requires a constitutional amendment, would allow foreign firms to partner with...
  • William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company

    William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company
    William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90. Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
  • A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley

    A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley
    NEW IBERIA, La. — The police asked the right question. "Can you think of anyone who would want to do you harm?" investigators asked Wilma Subra, trying to understand who might have fired a gun at the diminutive grandmother. Enemies? Subra...
  • Syria conflict causes crude oil prices to rise, stocks to tumble

    Syria conflict causes crude oil prices to rise, stocks to tumble
    U.S. stocks tumbled and the price of crude oil jumped Tuesday as the Obama administration weighs its next step in the Syrian conflict.  The benchmark stock indexes were down Tuesday and the price of October U.S. crude oil jumped about 3.8% to nearly...
  • Oil: Syria threat could hike gas prices, pull in 'entire Middle East'

    Oil: Syria threat could hike gas prices, pull in 'entire Middle East'
    The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria is roiling global oil markets and could cause temporary price increases at the pump.  The price of October U.S. crude oil continued to rally Wednesday, rising to $110.34 a barrel -- a 1% increase. Brent crude oil was...
  • As Syria strike momentum stalls, oil prices pull back slightly

    As Syria strike momentum stalls, oil prices pull back slightly
    Crude oil prices began pulling back Thursday as momentum for a U.S. military strike on Syria stalled. The price of light, sweet crude for October deliver fell 80 cents to $109.30 a barrel Thursday from a previous settlement price of $110.10 Wednesday. ...
  • BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells

    BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells
    More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm. The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...
  • 'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members

    'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members
    Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
  • Carcinogens emitted from Canada's main fossil fuel hub, study says

    Carcinogens emitted from Canada's main fossil fuel hub, study says
    WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City. The study by researchers...