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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


March 15, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

Shale gas boom is accelerating manufacturing revival

The obituary for U.S. manufacturing has been written many times. But as Mark Twain famously informed the New York Journal after various newspapers had reported that he was dead or dying, reports of manufacturing's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

March 15, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

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.

March 14, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

EPA restricts sulfur in gasoline to help cut auto emissions

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules Monday to slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, which would help cut smog-causing pollution from autos and bring the rest of the country's fuel supply in line with California's standards.

March 14, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

Energy Policy for 2014

In 2014, we will decide if America continues to march toward global energy leadership or remains content to play a supporting role in the global energy market. We can erase what for decades has been America's greatest economic vulnerability – our dependence on energy sources from other continents, particularly from less stable and friendly nations – and fundamentally alter the geopolitical landscape for decades to come, all while providing a much needed boost to our economy. But only if we get our energy policy right.

February 16, 2014 | Edward Cross, President Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association | Oil & Gas

Petroleum inventory report released

The Energy Information Administration released its weekly report on the status of petroleum inventories in the United States today.

February 15, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

A more expensive slice of gasoline ‘pie’ lies ahead

As a thought experiment, consider the 2014 motor fuel market a pizza, divided conveniently into eight slices. If you stretch the metaphor, U.S. consumers have completed the cheapest slice of winter pie since 2010. But GasBuddy predicts that some much more expensive slice of gasoline pricing is imminent, with pump prices likely to jump some 15-40 cents per gallon between now and Easter Sunday.

February 15, 2014 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Oil & Gas

Weather impacting gasoline sales

If you had any doubts, be assured that reasonable people are heeding the warnings of local officials and weather experts and have wisely elected to avoid the snow and ice covered roads. Especially in the eastern half of the country where many states are pounded with anywhere from 10 inches in Alabama to as much as 24 inches of snow, (MD, PA) many schools and business took off Thursday and are closed again today, electing to stay safe at home.

February 14, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

Key Advantages Available to Nation through increased oil and natural gas production

As the American economy continues to struggle for recovery, policymakers and the public need to be aware of the key advantages available to our nation through increased domestic oil and natural gas production.

January 19, 2014 | Edward Cross, President Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association | Oil & Gas

Bullseye on target for growth

After just three years in business, Bullseye Pipe Supply LLC managers Todd Clark and Cortenay Damm are excited about the growth the company has seen recently thanks to oil exploration in Colorado. Last week, they delivered one of their largest orders yet, a 12 tank battery of 400 barrel tanks headed for northern Colorado, near the Brighton and Greeley area.

January 19, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Oil & Gas

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Gasoline deliveries in July were highest on record

WASHINGTON - Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, moved up 2.4 percent from July 2015, to average nearly 9.7 million ...

August 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Drop in Venezuela investment could have impact on world’s oil supply


August 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Lower gasoline prices cause inflation to slow


August 19, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas


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