Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Lobbying firm, advocacy organization did much of the work.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pat McCrory":

"… ship with the coalition, which is currently chaired by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The coalition’s website made no mention of CEA until recently …"

How oil and gas firms gained influence and transformed North Dakota

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Industry has transformed the state, but at what cost?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… s hard to find a place or person that hasn’t been touched by the boom. Energy companies have drilled more than 8,000 wells into western North Dakota’s …"

As drilling ravages Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale, residents 'living in a Petri dish’

By Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer

In partnership with InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel, Center examines oil industry exploitation of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… nce,” said Isobel Simpson, an atmospheric scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who studies air pollution around the world. Chemicals released d …"

Oil industry trade group takes to D.C. airwaves

By Michael Beckel

Ad campaign by American Petroleum Institute targets D.C. media market, records show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… tives both passed a short-term budget deal, but budgetary fights remain in Congress' future. The American Petroleum Institute is the main trade organization …"

Export push reframes debate over fracking

By Alexandra Duszak

Energy indepedence for the U.S. no longer at issue — exports would help industry's bottom line.

Excerpts from this story referencing "natural gas":

"… learn from history.” …"

"… drilling companies to access enormous, previously unreachable supplies of natural gas — and brought hope to a state long-mired in a recession. Despite its ec …"

"… who were able to heat their homes at record-low cost, but not so great for natural gas producers, whose profits and stock prices spiraled downward. Shares of Ch …"

"… countries such as South Korea, India, China and Japan, where the price of natural gas has reached more than $18 per million British thermal units. Requests fro …"

BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare

By Kristen Lombardi

Two weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP was involved in another major pollution case in Texas.

Excerpts from this story referencing "BP PLC":

"… defined the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history — and sealed BP PLC’s reputation as a corporate polluter.But two weeks before the Deepwater …"

EPA slaps BP but punishes the Pentagon

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Temporary contracting ban may force the military to disentangle itself from its favorite fuel supplier

Excerpts from this story referencing "Afghanistan":

"… te – apparently reflecting the diminished tempo of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.Michelle McCaskill, the logistics agency spokeswoman, said yesterday that …"

Detroit refinery expansion adds more Canadian crude, brings more worries

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

A conflict in Detroit symbolizes a larger national debate over oil company plans to step up refining of heavier, dirtier crude from Alberta.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Petroleum":

"… lling it on Thursday,” said Shaw, who immediately suspected the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery a half-mile from her house. “I kept the windows closed beca …"

"… the planet.”Two trade groups representing the oil industry, the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, did not …"

"… illion in new tax revenue through 2030. In much the same way, the American Petroleum Institute has promoted the use of tar sands as an economic boon to the Uni …"

FACT CHECK: Bogus oil claims by Crossroads GPS

By FactCheck.Org

Nonprofit group Crossroads GPS gets Obama administration energy policy facts wrong

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil production":

"… t refineries.The ad correctly notes that there was a 17 percent decline in oil production in the Gulf of Mexico last year. But not all of that is because of the adm …"

"… rates. The narrator says, “President Obama’s administration restricted oil production in the Gulf,” while on screen the viewer can see a snippet of an article …"

"… It’s true the publication Greenwire reported on Feb. 27 that oil production from federal lands and offshore waters declined in 2011. It added: “The …"

"… lands and offshore waters declined in 2011. It added: “The reduction in oil production was most significant in the Gulf of Mexico, where it declined nearly 17 pe …"

FACT CHECK: More U.S. drilling didn't drop gas prices

By The Associated Press

AP looked at 36 years of gas prices, and found no reliable connection to level of domestic drilling

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil production":

"… 36 years of monthly, inflation-adjusted gasoline prices and U.S. domestic oil production by The Associated Press shows no statistical correlation between how much …"

"… rd figures. And that's especially true about oil drilling in the U.S. More oil production in the United States does not mean consistently lower prices at the pump.S …"

"… hat's what has happened in the past three years. Since February 2009, U.S. oil production has increased 15 percent when seasonally adjusted. Prices in those three y …"

"… gallon to $3.58. It was a case of drilling more and paying much more.U.S. oil production is back to the same level it was in March 2003, when gas cost $2.10 per ga …"

FACT CHECK: Obama, GOP spin recent energy stats

By The Associated Press

GOP rendition of U.S. energy production isn't in line with the facts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Petroleum":

"… y the post-spill moratorium, called for annual lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, and has offered or plans to offer up much of the Wester …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Louisiana":

"… Deepwater Horizon spill occurred. The blowout of the Macondo well off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010 was an “eye-opener” according to one Ghanaian …"

Keystone XL pipeline rejection a setback for Canadian tar sands development

By Corbin Hiar

Keystone XL pipeline rejection won't stop the development of Canada's carbon-rich fuel

FACT CHECK: GOP’s phantom job losses

By FactCheck.Org

Looking to smear Obama, Republicans effectively triple job loss stats

Excerpts from this story referencing "Petroleum":

"… relying on a report prepared by Quest Offshore for the American Petroleum Institute and the National Ocean Industries Association. That report didn …"

Keystone pipeline fight: Wall Street is watching

By Corbin Hiar

White House approval of oil sands pipeline could spur investments in dirtier fossil fuels and worsen global warming

Excerpts from this story referencing "Steven Chu":

"… onal interest determination Clinton “will approve it.”Energy Secretary Steven Chu sent similar signals Wednesday. In an interview with a TV program, energyN …"

Federal fracking response could be years away

By Evan Bush

In safety demo, Halliburton worker swigs fracking fluid - a sign of industry assurance. Little stands in way of natural gas extraction boom.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Steven Chu":

"… said the report, prepared by a subcommittee reporting to Energy Secretary Steven Chu.While the Energy Department doesn’t regulate fracking or the environment …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil production":

"… vironmental agency.”At its current pace of around 120,000 barrels a day, oil production will account for about 5 percent of Ghanaian GDP in the next few years. Th …"

Interior Department still struggling to collect oil and gas revenues in aftermath of Gulf spill

By Laurel Adams

GAO: Interior is struggling to incorporate changes with existing roles

Fact Watch: Playing politics with gasoline prices; both parties make questionable claims

By FactCheck.Org

Democrats and Republicans both demagogue the gasoline price issue

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy":

"… at worst."– by Eugene Kiely  …"

"… ors, Brown and the liberal wing of the Democrat Party are working to raise energy taxes — a reckless move that the non-partisan Congressional Research Ser …"

"… er industry. Fadel Gheit, a former Mobil Oil executive who is now a senior energy analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., compared refiners adjusting production l …"

"… 14: As a nation, we should be investing in the clean, renewable sources of energy that are the ultimate solution to high-gas prices. That’s why we’re in …"

Fact Check: Permitting some fudging on oil stats

By Margaret L. Ryan

Obama official defends slow drilling record with selective use of data

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement":

"… uch less risky than the Macondo well, Bromwich said his department – the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement – has issued 53 drilling permits since last June, and averaged six permi …"

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$163 million spent on oil pollution research — with no coordination

By Laurel Adams

Interagency committee to coordinate oil pollution research - didn't

Excerpts from this story referencing "Exxon":

"… ncy committee designed to coordinate oil pollution research after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill has not kept pace with major changes in the oil industry or t …"

BP's Iris Cross starred in two disaster PR campaigns

By Aaron Mehta

Before oil spills ads, BP's Iris Cross drew jury tampering accusations in earlier disaster

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oil spill":

"… 00,000 individuals. Of those, $3.8 billion has been paid to 300,000 claims.Oil spill PR efforts echo Texas CityWhen he first saw Cross on the TV screen in the …"

Oil spill cleanup fund is running out of money

By Laurel Adams

Oil spill damages fund, with a $1 billion cap, is nearly tapped out

Excerpts from this story referencing "Deepwater Horizon oil spill":

"… on on 281,308 claims and denied over 4,000 claims.  …"

"… agencies continue to conduct significant removal activities related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.“Ultim …"

One year after tragedy, agency urges oil refineries to invest in safety

By Chris Hamby

Year after tragedy, government pleads for prevention

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center":

"… accidental chemical releases from refineries reported by companies to the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center.Equipment failure was at the root of the Tesoro explosion.  The piece …"

Regulatory flaws, repeated violations put oil refinery workers at risk

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell

The nation’s refineries are plagued by equipment failures and sometimes-fatal accidents that in many cases could have been prevented.

Excerpts from this story referencing "London":

"… he message either didn’t reach or didn’t register with headquarters in London. “We have never seen a site where the notion ‘I could die today’ was …"

BP spill report underscores government complacency

By Aaron Mehta

A presidentially-appointed commission today called for major changes in offshore oil drilling and described the Deepwater Horizon spill as “

Excerpts from this story referencing "Exxon":

"… to the task. “While production technology had made great advances since Exxon Valdez, spill response technology had not,” the commission concluded. As …"

After oil spill cleanup, mystery surrounds oil remaining in Gulf

By Laurel Adams

More than eight months after the Deepwater Horizon spill, researchers are still unable to paint an accurate picture on the amount of oil tha

National Academy releases interim report on Deepwater Horizon

By Aaron Mehta

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have just released preliminary findings on what caused the explosion a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Blowout":

"… accident.The “Interim Report on Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Blowout and Ways to Prevent Such Events“ cites delays in recognizing that hydroc …"

Re-named offshore energy agency urged to publish production data

By Linsey Isaacs

The scandal-wracked Minerals Management Services changed its name to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement":

"… ation. …"

"… ion reports, oil and natural gas production details, penalties paid.Where: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.Availability: District investigation reports are available from 2003 throu …"

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