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First research links California quakes to oil operations

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Full Story

Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:50 PM

President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Full Story

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

posted on January 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns
Rural America again serves as the first battleground of the presidential campaign sequence. Iowa is where the tall corn and animals dominate the national perception of the state. So, too, does the presence of candidates seeking the nation’s highest... Full Story

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

posted on January 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets
Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t discussed in the event held in the Hawkeye State. Full Story

As oil plunges, energy companies cut jobs, postpone projects

posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:24 PM

The world's biggest oil companies are slashing jobs and backing off major investments as the price of crude falls to new lows — and there may be more pain to come. Full Story

TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejection

posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:31 PM

The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government's rejection of the project and announced it plans to file a second legal challenge that will seek more than $15 billion in damages. Full Story

3 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or more hit northwest Oklahoma

posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Three earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage rocked northwestern Oklahoma overnight, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

Market to Market (November 27, 2015)

posted on November 25, 2015 at 5:11 PM

Market to Market (November 27, 2015)
Full Program: The President hits the trail to campaign for a landmark trade deal, oil prices continue on a wild ride as supplies climb toward all-time highs, and farmers help raise crops half-a-world away without ever leaving home. Full Story

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972
The United States has the most oil on reserves on hand since 1972 with more than 39 billion barrels in the bank. This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the sixth consecutive annual increase in reserves and fourth-highest... Full Story

Feds Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Feds Reject Keystone XL Pipeline
After years of delaying a decision, President Obama announced Friday the federal government is rejecting TransCanada’s request to build the Keystone XL Pipeline through the United States. Full Story

AP Exclusive: Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California. Full Story

Oklahoma town knows how to survive oil busts: a backup plan

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

It's a slow day at Fun Bob's shaved ice stand, though the temperature is in the 80s. With summer over, only an occasional car pulls up to the blue-and-white-striped shack where David Anderson sits atop a picnic table and explains his plan for... Full Story

$338M fund in deadly oil train derailment close to approval

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:55 PM

A Canadian railroad is withdrawing its objection to a $338 million fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in a small town in Quebec, removing the final obstacle to the settlement's final approval. Full Story

Energy, Agriculture and Trade downturn slows Mid-American economy

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Energy, Agriculture and Trade downturn slows Mid-American economy
A declining energy and agriculture sector have pulled down the Midwestern economy according to one academic who tracks the region’s financial health. Full Story
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