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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Quinn seeks statewide petcoke restrictions

    Quinn seeks statewide petcoke restrictions
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday moved to require companies that store petroleum coke in Illinois to fully enclose the refinery byproduct and take more aggressive measures to tamp down lung-damaging dust.  Mirroring rules that Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed last...
  • Carson City Council to vote on oil drilling ban

    Carson City Council to vote on oil drilling ban
    The Carson City Council will consider extending a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city Tuesday evening, as it seeks more time to study the potential effects of oil extraction techniques such as fracking and acidization. The ban, which...
  • Oil well explosion kills two workers, injures nine in West Texas

    Oil well explosion kills two workers, injures nine in West Texas
    Two oil well workers died and nine suffered minor cuts and bruises Wednesday after a high-pressure explosion in a West Texas county that is lightly populated but richly saturated with oil. The two bodies were found about 20 feet from a wellhead that was...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
  • Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water

    The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country. Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
  • 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...
  • Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad

    Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad
    When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...
  • Review: 'Big Men' ★★★★

    Review: 'Big Men' ★★★&#9733
    No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...