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Oil well completions up from year ago levels

WASHINGTON – Oil well drilling trends continue to rise in the fourth quarter of 2012 with exploratory and development wells showing a 15 percent and 16 percent increase from 2011's fourth quarter figures, respectively, according to API's 2012 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Fourth Quarter.

January 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


What happens to Venezuelan oil when Chavez is gone?

BY SEAN COCKERHAM

January 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Report adds to chorus predicting era of American energy dominance

WASHINGTON – American Petroleum Institute Senior Economic Advisory Rayola Dougher said that Energy Outlook released today by EIA adds to the growing chorus that predicts increased domestic energy production could make America a global energy giant in just a few short years:

December 15, 2012 | | Oil & Gas


LNG exports can boost U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, – American Petroleum Institute Group Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito welcomed the latest Department of Energy study finding that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would benefit the U.S. economy:

December 15, 2012 | | Oil & Gas


Judge temporarily halts Keystone XL pipeline in Texas

HOUSTON – A Texas judge has temporarily stopped oil company TransCanada from building a pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada through eastern portions of the state to the Gulf Coast.

December 15, 2012 | BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Report: African Americans, Latinos can benefit from oil, natural gas development

WASHINGTON – American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard today released a new report by IHS Global Insight showing the oil and natural gas industry is in a strong position to expand its workforce with minority employees.

December 15, 2012 | | Oil & Gas


Automakers find many roads to fuel efficiency

On one stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW shows off "the cars of tomorrow," concepts powered by electricity. On another, Audi touts four new diesels. Ford, meanwhile, displays a tiny gasoline motor with an unprecedented mix of power and economy.

December 14, 2012 | BY JERRY HIRSCH Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Battle brewing in Congress over energy royalties

WASHINGTON – Now that Hurricane Isaac has passed, a political storm is brewing in Congress over a new effort by coastal lawmakers to secure a larger share of federal royalties from energy production off their shores to fund projects such as flood protection.

September 14, 2012 | BY RICHARD SIMON Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Oil drilling begins off northwest Alaska shore

SEATTLE – A potential new energy frontier opened early Sunday in the U.S. Arctic as Royal Dutch Shell plumbed a drill bit into the bed of the Chukchi Sea, 70 miles off the coast of northwest Alaska.

September 13, 2012 | BY KIM MURPHY Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Iran learns to deal with sanctions — for now

WASHINGTON – To continue selling crude oil to India, Iran is accepting payment in rice, medicine, engineering supplies and steel.

September 13, 2012 | BY SHASHANK BENGALI Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Paul Ryan takes on Obama’s energy policies in Colorado

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado has long been an epicenter of the energy industry, with oil and gas harvested in its western slope, hydraulic fracturing in the northeast and wind farms producing energy on its eastern plains.

August 17, 2012 | BY ALANA SEMUELS Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


US offers tentative plan to put pipeline across National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

SEATTLE – The U.S. Interior Department opened the door to the possibility of an oil pipeline across the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and to oil and gas leasing on 11.8 million acres of it.

August 17, 2012 | BY KIM MURPHY Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Investigator says Chevron refinery fire ‘near disaster’ for workers

RICHMOND, Calif. – More than a dozen workers were nearly killed when the vapor cloud that sparked Monday's massive Chevron refinery fire engulfed them as they worked on a leaky, four-decades-old pipe that the oil giant had not replaced during a round of maintenance last year, federal investigators said Saturday.

August 17, 2012 | BY MATTHIAS GAFNI and SEAN MAHER Contra Costa Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Arctic drilling: Groups challenge Shell oil spill response plans

SEATTLE – In an effort to hold oil companies to a higher standard in the Arctic Ocean, a coalition of conservation groups announced Monday that they are suing to challenge the federal government's approval of oil spill cleanup plans for Shell Alaska's upcoming operations in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

July 14, 2012 | BY KIM MURPHY Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Natural gas growth adds strain to state regulators

WASHINGTON – The surging natural gas industry has sparked a hiring frenzy in Ohio.

July 12, 2012 | BY JIM MALEWITZ Stateline.org | Oil & Gas


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New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

BY CURTIS TATE

May 16, 2015 | | Oil & Gas




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