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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Key Iraqi oil refinery shuts down as Islamists press to seize it

    IRBIL, Iraq The oil refinery in the town of Baiji supplies at least 40 percent of Iraq's gasoline production, making it one of the most crucial facilities in a country that, despite its oil wealth, must import gasoline to feed the foreign-made automobiles...
  • Gasoline prices rising with violence in Iraq

    Gasoline prices rising with violence in Iraq
    South Florida residents will pay higher gasoline prices this summer as the violence in Iraq threatens to disrupt oil supplies. Analysts say prices could rise by as much as 5 to 10 cents per gallon in the weeks ahead, at a time when they normally fall....
  • Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific

    Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific
    The Canadian government approved Tuesday the construction of a controversial pipeline that will connect Alberta's vast tar sands to the Pacific coast and growing Asian markets.   The Northern Gateway pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil products a...
  • Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices

    Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices
    With vacation season in full swing, Chicago-area drivers are facing gas prices averaging $4.11 a gallon, about 18 cents higher than a month ago. Local prices are on a steeper climb than U.S. prices, which have risen just half a cent to $3.65 in the last...
  • 2 states beef up oil-by-rail and pipeline safety after string of accidents

    Alarmed by a string of explosive and disastrous oil spills, two states recently passed laws aimed at forcing rail and pipeline companies to abide by more rigorous emergency response measures instead of relying on the federal government. The moves by...
  • Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

    Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices
    Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery. Oil prices have climbed to a nine-month high amid the escalating...
  • Central bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

    By Suvashree Dey Choudhury and Manoj Kumar MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and...
  • Government numbers on oil train safety don't reveal much

    WASHINGTON The State Department projects 28 more fatalities and 189 more injuries a year if crude oil moves by rail instead of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Sounds bad, but is it true? The railroad industry and its Washington regulators boast...
  • Oil train fires require SWAT teams, veteran firefighters tell states

    HARRISBURG, Pa. A pair of Texans with decades of firefighting experience is encouraging state and local government leaders to consider establishing SWAT-like response teams for crude oil train fires. A series of derailments of trains loaded with crude...
  • Keystone XL pipeline opponent cites terrorism concerns

    Billionaire Democratic donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer opened a new front Wednesday in his campaign to derail the Keystone XL project by commissioning a study of the oil pipeline's vulnerability to terrorism. The three-month study, conducted...
  • For Minnesota's pristine wetlands, N.D. oil boom is new threat

    ITASCA TOWNSHIP, Minn. The boggy ground jiggled underfoot as Paul Stolen walked along La Salle Creek, a tiny wetland stream whose banks are staked with orange plastic posts that say, "Warning, Petroleum Pipeline." "There's water flowing beneath the...