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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote

    California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote
    SACRAMENTO — A proposal to charge a tax on oil pumped from the ground in California was approved Thursday by a state Senate panel on grounds that it would help fund higher education in the state. The Senate Education Committee voted, 5-2, to...
  • Judge suspends Arctic drilling, orders new environmental report

    Judge suspends Arctic drilling, orders new environmental report
    In the ongoing battle over offshore drilling, a federal judge in Alaska told regulators Thursday to redo an environmental impact study that underestimated the amount of recoverable oil and, potentially, the risks to delicate Arctic habitat. The decision...
  • South Bay lawmaker to reveal Hermosa Beach oil drilling bill

    South Bay lawmaker to reveal Hermosa Beach oil drilling bill
    A South Bay lawmaker is expected to unveil legislation Friday addressing a looming ballot question in the city of Hermosa Beach, in which voters will decide whether to once again allow new oil drilling in the city for the first time since 1932....
  • Assemblyman takes on oil firm, wants state loan for Hermosa Beach

    Assemblyman takes on oil firm, wants state loan for Hermosa Beach
    South Bay Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi on Friday announced a bill designed to take the financial heat off Hermosa Beach voters who are being asked to decide whether to allow oil drilling in their city for the first time in more than 80 years. The...
  • State loan urged to help Hermosa Beach settle legal claim

    A South Bay assemblyman is proposing a loan of state funds to Hermosa Beach to take the financial heat off voters who are being asked to decide whether to allow oil drilling in their city for the first time in more than 80 years. The legislation would...
  • Carson City Council to vote on oil drilling ban

    Carson City Council to vote on oil drilling ban
    The Carson City Council will consider extending a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city Tuesday evening, as it seeks more time to study the potential effects of oil extraction techniques such as fracking and acidization. The ban, which...
  • Fracking-inspired moratorium on oil drilling to expire in Carson

    Fracking-inspired moratorium on oil drilling to expire in Carson
    An effort to extend a moratorium on all oil drilling in the city of Carson failed Tuesday night after the five-member City Council failed to reach the four-fifths supermajority needed to keep the ban in place. The temporary ban, passed last month, was...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

    Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia
    A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia ...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • 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...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...