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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Drivers could enjoy cheaper gas prices in 2014, AAA says

    Drivers could enjoy cheaper gas prices in 2014, AAA says
    Motorists driving in the U.S. in 2014 may enjoy some relief at the gas pump, shelling out about 5 cents less per gallon compared with this year, according to AAA. Rising domestic crude oil production and increased refining capacity are helping...
  • Evacuation order lifted in North Dakota town after oil train crash

    After health experts determined that air quality was safe within city limits, officials in Casselton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon lifted a voluntary evacuation order that had been issued after a collision involving a train carrying crude oil released...
  • Pennsylvania gasoline taxes go up Jan. 1

    Pennsylvania gasoline taxes go up Jan. 1
    HARRISBURG — In an east Allentown industrial zone on Quebec Street north of Union Boulevard, 23 tanks rise high into the sky, the pipes that connect them running deep underground. This is a Petroleum Products Corp. fuel pipeline terminal. For a...
  • Firms investing to fuel demand for natural gas vehicles

    Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off. The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
  • North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety

    A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • Wetland contamination can be predicted in oil boom states, study finds

    Wetland contamination can be predicted in oil boom states, study finds
    WASHINGTON – Federal scientists have developed a system that could help prevent some contamination of wetlands and groundwater from oil development in the booming Williston Basin in Montana and North Dakota, according to a new study. Along with...
  • Harry F. Reid Jr., synthetic lubricant expert

    Harry F. Reid Jr., synthetic lubricant expert
    Harry F. Reid Jr., who was internationally known for his work with synthetic lubricants, died Nov. 17 of pneumonia at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 96. Harry Fairfax Reid Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1935...
  • California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline

    California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist from San Francisco, chose his venue carefully. “It is here President Obama drew his own personal line in the sand,” Steyer said as he convened a...
  • Letters: Air quality fight is ongoing

    Re "L.A. sues to keep oil field near USC closed," Jan. 8 The South Coast Air Quality Management District is not at odds with the city of Los Angeles or any other agency over the Allenco Energy Inc. oil facility. Rather, we are on the same path,...
  • Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag

    Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag
    Despite peace talks under way in Ethiopia, government forces and rebels in South Sudan continued fighting for control of key oil-producing venues, driving more people to flee their homes to escape the deadly clashes. More than 250 people drowned when an...