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  • U.S. energy imports hit two-decade low in 2013

    With domestic oil and gas production on the rise, net U.S. energy imports plunged last year to its lowest level in two decades, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Advances in technologies such as hydraulic fracturing drove net...
  • Coast Guard blasts Shell for ignoring risks over Arctic rig in 2012

    SEATTLE — A Coast Guard investigation into the 2012 grounding of the Kulluk, an offshore drilling rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the harsh Arctic, blasted the oil company for legal violations, poor management and taking undue risks,...
  • Carson considers temporary oil drilling ban over 'fracking' concerns

    The city of Carson is considering a temporary ban on all new oil drilling following a public outcry over a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum. Despite repeated assurances from Oxy that "fracking" and other well stimulation techniques...
  • Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage

    Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage
    Work crews continued to scramble Tuesday to clean up crude oil that seeped from the ground and forced the closure of a Wilmington residential street, but it remained unclear what caused the leak or who was to blame. A Phillips 66 spokesperson said the...
  • Phillips 66 oil line in Wilmington blamed for 1,200-gallon spill

     Phillips 66 oil line in Wilmington blamed for 1,200-gallon spill
    Crews worked Tuesday to fix a fingertip-sized hole in an underground pipe that allowed about 1,200 gallons of crude oil to seep onto a quiet residential street in Wilmington. Phillips 66, which earlier in the day said it was almost positive that it...
  • Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns

    Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns
    The Carson City Council passed a moratorium on all new oil drilling citywide late Tuesday night after dozens of residents spoke against a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum. In a 5-0 vote, council members imposed an immediate ban on...
  • Democrats lean toward building Keystone XL, poll shows

    WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Democrats favor granting a permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The $5.3-billion pipeline, which...
  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, halting efforts by a petroleum company to bore more than 200 wells near homes and a state university. The drilling ban, which runs for 45 days but could be extended...
  • U.S. energy boom may signal a new export era

    In a Louisiana swamp several miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, about 3,000 construction workers are building a massive industrial facility to liquefy natural gas, preparing for a new era when the U.S. will begin exporting energy around the globe....
  • At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency

    At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency
    California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections. But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...
  • Libyan rebels try to cash in on oil sales

    Libyan rebels try to cash in on oil sales
    CAIRO -- Confrontation deepened Sunday between Libya’s weak central government and a rebel militia that has launched a brazen bid to sell crude oil and seize the profits for itself. The episode was emblematic of the chaos that has beset the...