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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Put more in electricity, not fossil fuels [Letter]

    It makes no sense to invest billions of dollars into such a dead-end technology as oil pipelines which will be obsolete and of ever-declining value over the next dozen years as we burn up yet more and more of our declining fossil reserves ("Keystone XL is...
  • Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement

    Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement
    No dice, BP.  That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
  • Letters: The politics of Keystone XL

    Re "Obama's pipeline dilemma," Opinion, Feb. 12 Doyle McManus aptly points out several of the political pros and cons related to President Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. What he fails to address is the need for fossil fuels to be left...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • Fighting erupts in key South Sudan oil town

    Fighting erupts in key South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In a major setback to peace efforts in South Sudan, fighting erupted Tuesday in the key town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, the only region still producing the oil that the government relies on for more than 98% of its...
  • State Sen. Evans proposes oil extraction tax for California

    State Sen. Evans proposes oil extraction tax for California
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) on Wednesday revived a proposal to tax oil pumped from the ground in California, saying the $2 billion it would raise annually could help restore the affordability of higher education and improve...
  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • Keystone XL pipeline dealt setback in Nebraska court

    A Nebraska court ruling Wednesday left the long-troubled Keystone XL pipeline with no approved route through the state, dealing the project a legal setback that could delay it at least a year. Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie F. Stacy struck...
  • Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions

    Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions
    With America's new oil boom forcing more and more crude onto long trains to make up for inadequate pipeline capacity, Warren Buffett's BNSF has opened bids to buy 5,000 safer transport cars. The move follows a series of high-profile rail accidents and...
  • BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement

    BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement
    It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse. After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that...
  • Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. When the State Department released its environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the timing led me to fear the worst. It’s a strategy bordering on tradition in politics that if you...