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 "Petroleum":

"… In comments submitted to the Industrial Commission, the North Dakota Petroleum Council, the industry’s lobbying group, said the process could allow “ …"

"… petition with 415 signatures. But Ron Ness, head of the North Dakota Petroleum Council and the industry’s chief lobbyist, told lawmakers that the move …"

"… this summer’s One Million Barrel Celebration, an event organized by the Petroleum Council, the industry group, to mark a milestone in the growth of the stat …"

"… n is absolutely vital to the development of this industry.” In June, the Petroleum Council hosted its annual Teacher Education Program, four days of classes …"

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 "Petroleum":

"… n Depth, a research, education and public-relations arm of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. A former aide to Newt Gingrich, he’s a polished, …"

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 "Petroleum":

"… l 2016.     …"

"… rograms. The two advertisements on Fox News Sunday alone set the American Petroleum Institute back $10,000 a piece. The ads hit as lawmakers on Capitol Hill& …"

"… udget deal, but budgetary fights remain in Congress' future. The American Petroleum Institute is the main trade organization of the oil and natural gas indust …"

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.

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.

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

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 "Nevada":

"… second spot on national cable TV and in TV markets in Ohio, New Mexico and Nevada, where the president was pitching his energy policies this week.The ad cor …"

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 "natural gas":

"… an drilling.And that's the key. It's a world market, economists say.Unlike natural gas or electricity, the United States alone does not have the power to change …"

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 "natural gas":

"… other year since 1936, thanks in large part to a boom in the production of natural gas from shale and other hard-to-reach sources.Mining for the radioactive ore …"

"… In fact, a recent report by the energy information agency projects oil and natural gas production in the U.S. will continue to climb over the next eight years, r …"

"… xt eight years, reducing oil imports and making the U.S. a net exporter of natural gas.But that same report provides ammunition for Republicans, because it predi …"

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 "Kosmos Energy":

"… arm of the World Bank — Tullow and its partners, the American companies Kosmos Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, were able to get the $3 billion Jubile …"

"… ronmental concerns. Moyo acknowledged that the IFC loans to Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy were approved before the required environmental impact studies had been co …"

"… ference in New Orleans where Dennis McLaughlin, Senior Vice President with Kosmos Energy, gave a talk titled, “Reviewing Lessons learned from the Jubilee project …"

"… gulatory or commercial infrastructure.During the Jubilee field development Kosmos Energy experienced several mishaps. The company acknowledged spilling toxic drill …"

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 "Petroleum":

"… American jobs while reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. The American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry’s lobbying arm, argues that the environment …"

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 "Petroleum":

"… exponentially. In 2005 according to a report commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute, just three wells were drilled. In 2009, that number rose to 710 …"

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 "Petroleum":

"… an investment of about $3.4 billion. U.S. firms Kosmos Energy and Anadarko Petroleum are part of an operating consortium headed by U.K.-based Tullow Oil PLC. …"

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 "natural gas":

"… what would likely be a small scale, the proposals also would make oil and natural gas more expensive for U.S. consumers and likely increase foreign dependence.T …"

"… what would likely be a small scale, the proposals also would make oil and natural gas more expensive for U.S. consumers and likely increase foreign dependence." …"

"… artisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports would “make oil and natural gas more expensive for U.S. consumers and likely increase foreign dependence. …"

Fact Check: Permitting some fudging on oil stats

By Margaret L. Ryan

Obama official defends slow drilling record with selective use of data

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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

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

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

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 "Petroleum":

"… esses that could lead to more serious accidents, according to the American Petroleum Institute.Moure-Eraso also stressed the need for thorough inspections of c …"

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 "Petroleum":

"… can be corrected before a higher consequence event occurs,” the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry’s main trade association, notes in a 2010 gu …"

"… an, data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show. The American Petroleum Institute reported spending $6.75 million on federal lobbying last year, t …"

"… ipe that failed were below structural minimums established by the American Petroleum Institute. A spokesman for the company declined to comment.Throughout the …"

"… materials, high temperatures and high pressure equipment,” the American Petroleum Institute said in a written statement. Officials at the institute did not …"

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 “

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

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)

What’s the cost of fixing BP’s image?

By Aaron Mehta

BP tripled its spending on corporate advertising after its devastating crude oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico in April, paying more than $93.4

Excerpts from this story referencing "Henry Waxman":

"… apers and magazines and national and local television advertising,” Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, said in a letter summarizing BP’s response to la …"