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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

    Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices
    Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery. Oil prices have climbed to a nine-month high amid the escalating...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Keystone XL pipeline opponent cites terrorism concerns

    Billionaire Democratic donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer opened a new front Wednesday in his campaign to derail the Keystone XL project by commissioning a study of the oil pipeline's vulnerability to terrorism. The three-month study, conducted...
  • Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific

    Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific
    The Canadian government approved Tuesday the construction of a controversial pipeline that will connect Alberta's vast tar sands to the Pacific coast and growing Asian markets.   The Northern Gateway pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil products a...
  • Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices

    Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices
    With vacation season in full swing, Chicago-area drivers are facing gas prices averaging $4.11 a gallon, about 18 cents higher than a month ago. Local prices are on a steeper climb than U.S. prices, which have risen just half a cent to $3.65 in the last...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Hunt: After Heating-Oil Spill, It's Windsor Homeowner Vs. Fusco Brothers

    Kevin Hunt: After Heating-Oil Spill, It's Windsor Homeowner Vs. Fusco Brothers
    A routine home-heating oil fill-up went from mix-up to mess-up in a hurry last November at Wendy Wojnarowski's Windsor home. After requesting a 100-gallon delivery, Fusco Brothers of Windsor arrived the next day and started pumping. When the pumpathon...
  • Trains and crude oil are too often an accident waiting to happen

    The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...