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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • 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

    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

    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...
  • Exelon profit up despite lower energy prices

    Exelon profit up despite lower energy prices
    Exelon Corp. saw its profits rise 6.5 percent in the second quarter as lower energy prices were partially offset by higher reservation fees it receives from the grid operator for its power and lower income taxes. The nuclear giant on Thursday...
  • Norfolk Southern profits more from fracking, oil and gas industry

    Norfolk Southern profits more from fracking, oil and gas industry
    Norfolk Southern Corp. reported record profit of $562 million, a 21 percent increase, in the second quarter. The RailJournal.com reports that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is helping boost the railroad company's revenue. Revenue increased 9 percent...
  • Following Raymond Chandler's L.A. footsteps on his birthday

    Following Raymond Chandler's L.A. footsteps on his birthday
    In 1932, a 44-year-old oil company employee walked out of the Bank of Italy building at the corner of Olive and 7th streets in Los Angeles for the last time. Raymond Chandler had just been fired from his job for the Dabney Oil Company. It seemed he...
  • Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states

     Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states
    Using powerful sonic blasts to search for offshore energy resources in ocean waters off Virginia and surrounding states has won formal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The decision means BOEM can begin granting permits to...
  • 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...
  • In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

    In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames
    Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more. Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...
  • Maine port city's ban on crude exports prompts oil industry threats

    The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada’s huge and...