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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in North Dakota train crash

    400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in North Dakota train crash
    About 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from 18 rail cars after after a Dec. 30 derailment near Casselton, N.D., the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary investigation report Monday. An ensuing explosion sent a massive...
  • Quinn seeks statewide petcoke restrictions

    Quinn seeks statewide petcoke restrictions
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday moved to require companies that store petroleum coke in Illinois to fully enclose the refinery byproduct and take more aggressive measures to tamp down lung-damaging dust.  Mirroring rules that Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed last...
  • Global oil demand to grow in 2014 as economies strengthen, IEA says

    Global oil demand to grow in 2014 as economies strengthen, IEA says
    Worldwide demand for oil will increase 1.4% this year as developed economies strengthen, building off a strong final three months of 2013, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. The projections in the organization's monthly oil market report...