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  • Refinery-inspection bill protects trade secrets

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns in response to a fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery in 2012. It also would allow oil companies to designate the information as a "trade secret." SB1300 by...

  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 18 this week to 1,914. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as...

  • Critics say NY oil trains are polluting air

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups says oil trains are making people in Albany sick, and they're asking state regulators to investigate. The group includes the Sierra Club, Environmental Advocates of New York and Earthjustice. They wrote to the state's Department of...

  • Fracking rules expected to be finished in September

    The rules proposed by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management would institute guidelines governing the drilling method on public and tribal land.

  • Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that's suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. The panel that nominates members for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection...

  • Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk

    MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes. Representatives of the "Oil and Water Don't Mix" coalition say they'll attend...

  • Garcia: Block Venezuela's sale of Citgo

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and Venezuelan opposition leaders in Miami called on the Obama administration Wednesday to block Venezuela's sale of U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp. Garcia said the sale of Venezuela's oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. would hurt national...

  • Winter blackouts could hit Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, regional grid operator warns

    A repeat of last winter's deep freeze could lead to power blackouts in a states from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Feds: Backhoe nicked pipe before Wyoming oil spill

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday. It remained unclear how long ago...

  • Oilfield waste disposal well under construction

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma. Meanwhile, The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1BYradJ ) attorneys hired by Terrebonne Parish government are continuing efforts to halt the facility's...

  • Snyder wants review of radioactive waste standards

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder ordered a review Monday of state standards for disposing certain types of radioactive waste in landfills, responding to public anger over the disclosure that material generated in Pennsylvania but rejected for storage there would be shipped to...

  • Reforms could boost Mexican oil production 75 percent, says Energy Department's statistics arm

    Mexican oil production could increase 75 percent by 2040 compared with previous long-term trends as a result of reforms that would let foreign companies develop energy there, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.

  • Lobbying fight kicks off as ethanol rules sent to the White House

    The Environmental Protection Agency sent the Office of Management and Budget a long-awaited proposal for review that would set the federal target for blending biofuels into gasoline.

  • Larose oilfield manufacturer to add 150 jobs

    LAROSE, La. (AP) — Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia. The family-owned company, which builds a variety of structures and equipment used in offshore oil and gas drilling and production, plans to open the...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo...



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