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Keystone XL's southern half is one step closer to opening for business. TransCanada announced that "on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, the company began to inject oil
into the Gulf
Coast Project pipeline as it moves closer to the start of commercial ...
WHILE many existing oil
and gas reserves in other parts of the world are facing steep decline, the Arctic is thought to possess vast untapped reservoirs. Approximately 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil
deposits and 30 percent of its ...
American property owners battling to stop energy companies from snaking oil
pipelines across their lands need only look to Mayflower, Ark., for a window into what can go wrong when pipelines burst in backyards.
Eight months after an ...
A serious oil spill
in the Arctic is a "dead cert" if drilling goes ahead, with potentially devastating consequences for the pristine region, according to a leading marine scientist who played a key role in analysis of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil
Three years after an oil
pipeline rupture in Michigan spill
ed 843,000 gallons of sludge, government regulators still haven’t produced promised rules to compel operators to detect leaks.
An oil spill
in North Dakota last month and the ...
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue. It offers the president not just a choice of policies, but a choice of friends, ...
In coming weeks, more than a thousand small, yellow cards will traverse the waters around Vancouver and the Gulf
and San Juan islands, washing up along the shores of the Salish Sea. Those who stop to pick them up will see a simple message: "This ...
About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil
had coated the wheels and that ...
For several days last month, Steven Jensen smelled the oil
, wafting up over his rolling wheat farm near Tioga.But in that part of northwestern North Dakota, where the rush to tap the Bakken shale field is roaring, the scent of crude is ...
The XPRIZE Foundation, once known for competitions for spaceflight innovation, has turned its focus to the seas, launching a series of new prizes for ocean health over the next seven years.
The Ocean Initiative represents the biggest ...
In the six months since an ExxonMobil pipeline unleashed Canadian oil
in an Arkansas neighborhood, nearby residents have had much to endure—the muck and stench of heavy crude, lengthy evacuations, sickness and economic loss.
They've also ...
The amount of oil
found on Louisiana's coast has surged this year, three years after BP's Macondo spill
in the U.S. Gulf
of Mexico, the state's Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority said.
Some 3.01 million pounds of "oily material" ...
An environmental organization with a $350 million war chest, a giant protest vessel, 28 activists and a rubber raft have succeeded in drawing Russian President Vladimir V. Putin into a very public global dispute.Attention is now focused ...
In a New Orleans court room this week, BP and the federal government are arguing over how much oil
gushed into the Gulf
In 2010, after the Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 workers, oil
flowed from the out-of-control well ...
The White House confirmed Monday that Heather Zichal plans to step down as President Barack Obama's chief energy and climate adviser.
Zichal took over the job in early 2011 following the departure of former climate czar Carol Browner, ...
Peter Voser, the outgoing chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, said the company hasn’t decided when it might attempt to relaunch oil
exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast.“We don’t know yet if we’ll go back in 2014 or ...
A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived BP’s claims that a judge’s interpretation of a settlement over its 2010 oil spill
in the Gulf
of Mexico could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated claims by ...
BP Plc unnecessarily delayed the capping of its Macondo well and worsened the extent of the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
through dithering and indecision, according to allegations by plaintiffs' lawyers on Tuesday that the British company ...
A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against No. 2 U.S. oil
company Chevron Corp after approving a negotiated settlement, a decision that closes a nearly two-year legal battle over an oil spill
in November ...
As thorny diplomatic issues and budget battles at home occupied the White House last week, a series of reports were released that underscored another headache to come for the president: The Keystone XL pipeline.
Barack Obama faces a ...
With billions of dollars in penalties at stake, the civil trial of the British oil
company BP begins its second phase on Monday, which will set the amount of oil
ed into the Gulf
of Mexico from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion ...
BP's lawyers will fight attempts to fine the oil
giant up to $18bn (£11.1bn) over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, when a new trial opens in New Orleans on Monday.
The latest legal battle revolves around the company's efforts to cap ...
Six months after federal officials chastised Shell Oil
for its faulty offshore drilling operations in the Arctic, the company has yet to explain what safeguards it has put in place or when it plans to resume exploring for oil
in the vulnerable ...
Canada's prime minister said Thursday he "won't take no for an answer" if the Obama administration rejects the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf
Coast.Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the Keystone XL project, a ...
It will likely take decades before the deep-sea ecosystem around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
site recovers from the impacts of the environmental disaster, according to new research published in the journal PLOS One.
When the well ...