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Mexico signs landmark energy law, speeds up timetable

MEXICO CITY– President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law Mexico's landmark energy reform legislation and announced that his government could name as early as this week the first oil and gas fields that will be opened up to foreign investors.

August 15, 2014 | BY TRACY WILKINSON Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Lawmakers from Atlantic Coast states ask Obama administration to reverse oil-exploration decision

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Legislators from New Jersey and other Atlantic Coast states are pushing the Obama administration to reverse a decision to allow geologic exploration of the ocean floor from Florida to Delaware as a step toward seeking underwater oil and gas reserves.

August 14, 2014 | BY JAMES M. O’NEILL The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)(MCT) | Oil & Gas


Keystone XL could mean more carbon emissions than estimated, study says

WASHINGTON – Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change that uses different calculations about oil consumption.

August 13, 2014 | BY NEELA BANERJEE Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Expectations are high as Mexico prepares to accept foreign oil explorers

HIDALGO, Mexico – On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future.

July 17, 2014 | BY ALFREDO CORCHADO and JAMES OSBORNE The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Kansas oil production up, natural gas production slightly down in 2013

LAWRENCE - Oil production in Kansas increased in 2013, mainly in south-central and southwestern counties, while natural gas production continued to decline, although at a slower pace than in recent years, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas.

June 13, 2014 | | Oil & Gas


Area intents to drill listed

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 90 days. The information is listed in this order: File name, permit date, section, township, range, east/west, district number, license and company.

June 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas


Mexico unveils proposed rules for opening of energy sector

The administration of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled proposed rules Wednesday for a historic opening of the country's energy sector, ending seven decades of state monopoly and paving the way for billions of dollars in investment by foreign companies.

May 17, 2014 | BY ALFREDO CORCHADO The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Record profits level off at oil companies

Three years into the U.S. oil boom, the record profits appear to be leveling off.

May 16, 2014 | BY JAMES OSBORNE The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas


EPA asked to regulate fracking’s toxic air emissions

BY JIM MORRIS

May 16, 2014 | | Oil & Gas


DOT beefs up oil-shipment regulations with new warning system

Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts.

May 15, 2014 | BY PARESH DAVE Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


After hard winter, North Dakota predicts surge in oil output

North Dakota officials are predicting a big surge in crude oil output in the next few months as the industry emerges from a tough winter.

April 19, 2014 | BY DAVID SHAFFER Star Tribune (Minneapolis)(MCT) | Oil & Gas


Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

SHAFTER, Calif. – A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.

April 18, 2014 | BY JULIE CART Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Ohio finds probable link between fracking, quakes

Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report.

April 18, 2014 | BY PARESH DAVE Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Crude oil trains revive Philadelphia refineries but deliver new risks

PHILADELPHIA – Just a few years ago, the region's refineries were on life support, hurt by high prices of oil imported from foreign countries. Now, they're humming again with the daily deliveries of domestic crude in mile-long trains.

April 17, 2014 | BY CURTIS TATE McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Rail carries Canadian crude while Keystone pipeline decision simmers

BY CURTIS TATE

March 15, 2014 | | Oil & Gas


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Communities work to slow expansion of crude oil moved by rail

BY CURTIS TATE

January 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Oil taxes tempt recession-scarred U.S. states as prices plummet

BY MARK NIQUETTE and

January 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Keystone pipeline scores wins in US House, Nebraska court

BY SEAN COCKERHAM

January 16, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


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