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Feds to Resume Leasing for Fracking in California

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling... Full Story

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new... Full Story

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping... Full Story

Venezuela Considers Selling US Oil Company Citgo

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis. Full Story

Obama Opens East Coast to Oil Search

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration's approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energydeposits deep... Full Story

Market to Market (June 27, 2014)

posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Market to Market (June 27, 2014)
Full Program: Domestic oil production is booming, fueling tragic railroad accidents and a shortage of cars to move agricultural commodities. An innovative cattle operation in the Midwest traces its genetic progeny to the vast majority of America’s best bulls.... Full Story

Federal officials get data on oil train cars across U.S.

posted on June 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Federal officials get data on oil train cars across U.S.
State and federal officials are finally getting data on exactly how many shipments of crude oil are rolling along on America’s railways. Full Story

Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares. Full Story

Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Full Story

Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups have to... Full Story

Sharp rise in West Coast oil trains, fears abound

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile... Full Story

Market to Market (May 23, 2014)

posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Market to Market (May 23, 2014)
Full Program: Oil interests push back against federal advice on crude oil rail cars. An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds. Midwestern farmers work with environmental watchdogs to improve water quality. Market analysis with... Full Story

Study: North Dakota oil worker death rate 6 times US average

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012. Full Story

Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone Squabble

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States. Full Story

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy
The Associated Press surveyed private, corporate and academic economists on a range of issues. Of the 30 economists participating, nearly 90 percent responded that more U.S. exports of oil and natural gas would benefit the economy. Full Story
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