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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Pennsylvania sues big oil companies for gasoline leak cleanups

    Pennsylvania on Thursday sued dozens of oil companies to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars spent cleaning up gasoline spills that fouled groundwater all around the state. One of two lawsuits follows the lead of other states, some of which have won...
  • Iraq turmoil drives up gas prices in Lehigh Valley

    Last time summer gasoline prices were this high was 2008. Remember that summer? It felt like Armageddon. Gas prices were going up as fast as the economy was going down, setting the stage for the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression....
  • GOP makes it difficult for president to conduct U.S. foreign policy

    In "Obama’s feckless foreign policy" (Commentary, May 20), by Charles Lipson, professor of political science at the¬†University of Chicago,¬†Lipson briefly mentions the success of the economic recovery from the worst recession since the Great...
  • 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....
  • Rules on carbon emissions are foolish

    ARLINGTON, Texas Economic growth is intimately tied to energy use. The U.N. Human Development Index is highest in countries such as in Norway, Canada and the United States where energy use is also highest. Low energy use, such as in African countries,...
  • Like Keystone in the US, Canada's pipeline to Pacific is high-voltage politics

    The Canadian government's decision Tuesday to approve the $7 billion Northern Gateway pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the coast of British Columbia does not guarantee that the pipeline will be built in the end or that Prime Minister Stephen...
  • Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery

    Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery
    Anti-government militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq’s largest oil refinery, while Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against “terrorism.” Sunni rebels affiliated with the...
  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • 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...
  • Iraq's largest refinery ablaze as militants, government fight for control

    IRBIL, Iraq Skirmishes over Iraq's largest oil refinery left part of the facility ablaze Wednesday as Islamic militants battled Iraqi security forces for control. Iraqi state television reported that security forces remained in control of the refinery...