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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • North Dakota pipeline spill raises questions amid state's oil boom

    North Dakota pipeline spill raises questions amid state's oil boom
    WASHINGTON — About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil had coated the...
  • Russia charges Greenpeace activists with hooliganism, not piracy

    Russia charges Greenpeace activists with hooliganism, not piracy
    MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism. An investigation led officials to issue the less...
  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • Russia eyes piracy charges against Greenpeace protesters

    Russia eyes piracy charges against Greenpeace protesters
    MOSCOW -- Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy, a charge that could carry a prison term of five to 15 years, authorities said. Russian border troops seized a Greenpeace ice-breaker, the Arctic...
  • Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

    Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy
    MOSCOW — Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy for attempting to stage a protest on an Arctic oil rig. A Greenpeace spokeswoman called the accusation "absurd." Russian border troops seized...
  • Public backs Keystone pipeline, power-plant emissions curbs, poll says

    Public backs Keystone pipeline, power-plant emissions curbs, poll says
    WASHINGTON -- In the debate over energy and climate change, the public continues to give support to both sides, according to a a new poll. By more than a 2-1 margin, respondents in a new Pew Research Center poll said they favor building the Keystone...
  • Oil: Syria threat could hike gas prices, pull in 'entire Middle East'

    Oil: Syria threat could hike gas prices, pull in 'entire Middle East'
    The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria is roiling global oil markets and could cause temporary price increases at the pump.  The price of October U.S. crude oil continued to rally Wednesday, rising to $110.34 a barrel -- a 1% increase. Brent crude oil was...
  • As Syria strike momentum stalls, oil prices pull back slightly

    As Syria strike momentum stalls, oil prices pull back slightly
    Crude oil prices began pulling back Thursday as momentum for a U.S. military strike on Syria stalled. The price of light, sweet crude for October deliver fell 80 cents to $109.30 a barrel Thursday from a previous settlement price of $110.10 Wednesday. ...
  • BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells

    BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells
    More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm. The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...
  • 'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members

    'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members
    Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
  • U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July

    U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The increase in the...