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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gasoline prices jump in California as refineries encounter trouble

    Problems at some of the state's fuel refineries have sent gasoline prices soaring in California just in time for the kickoff of the busy driving season. A gallon of regular gasoline hit a statewide average of $4.196 on Thursday, up about 13 cents in a...
  • Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election. A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
  • Climate change demands action [Editorial]

    Climate change demands action  [Editorial]
    The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change are not as bad as some may have expected. Not that climate change isn't worsening — it is. The window to do something about it is still closing, and the potential impact on...
  • The latest Keystone XL pipeline delay: Good for vulnerable Democrats?

    If the Keystone XL pipeline debate has a soundtrack, I'm guessing it includes a track from Snoop Dogg that's even older than TransCanada Corp.'s application for a permit. That would be 2004's "Drop It Like It's Hot." Because every time it seems poised...