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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban

    City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban
    Just weeks after the city of Carson grabbed headlines by placing a moratorium on all new oil drilling, City Council members will allow the temporary ban to die, reopening the door to a massive drilling project in the city. The moratorium, which will...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • 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...
  • Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq

    A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
  • Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns

    Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns
    A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges. Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
  • Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate

    Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate
    With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists. The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown...
  • 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...
  • Calif. Senate vote falls short for moratorium on oil fracking

    Calif. Senate vote falls short for moratorium on oil fracking
    The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the public. Sen. Holly...