User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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State regulators approve drilling in Battlement Mesa 17.7.2016 Durango Herald
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – State regulators have given their approval to a company’s application to drill in the Battlement Mesa residential development.The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill 28 wells on one pad in the community that houses several thousand people in western...
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A Texas oil town goes bust. Would housing immigrants for the feds solve its problems? 16.7.2016 LA Times: Nation

The derricks along Highway 44 were still this month after the price of oil tanked and two dozen oilfield companies vanished. The booming tax base that buoyed the town of Alice evaporated, unemployment surged above 10% and county government cut 21 jobs, with more layoffs on the horizon.

Then an...

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After asteroid hit, a giant cloud of smoke led to dinosaurs' demise, study says 16.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It is widely acknowledged that the dinosaurs were obliterated by the massive Chicxulub asteroid smashing into Earth around 66 million years ago — yet the exact details of what caused the extinction have remained a mystery.

Now scientists have a new theory about how that catastrophe caused the demise...

Drilling setbacks carry big price tag for Colorado economy 15.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado could forego 54,000 jobs and $7.1 billion in economic activity over the next 5 years if voters approve a ballot measure to prevent drilling for oil and gas within 2,500 feet of existing structures and sensitive areas, according to a University of Colorado analysis released Thursday. Initiative 78, should it win this November, would put about […]
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BP estimates cost of 2010 Gulf oil spill at $61.6 billion 15.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant BP PLC has put a final price tag on what its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost the company, and it’s a hefty sum: $61.6 billion. The company issued the estimate Thursday, the first time it has put a total cost on the catastrophe. BP said it expects […]
Advocacy groups call for a ban on recycled oil field wastewater to irrigate crops 15.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Organizers of a petition drive to ban the practice of irrigating crops with recycled oil field wastewater will be pitching their cause on Saturday morning to customers at markets in nine cities across the state, including a Ralph’s in Los Angeles.

The effort led by a coalition of nonprofit environmental...

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BP says total Gulf spill bill $61.6bn 15.7.2016 BBC: Business
BP says the final bill for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be $61.6bn (£46.2bn).
China blames Philippines for stirring up trouble in dispute 13.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — China blamed the Philippines for stirring up trouble and issued a policy paper Wednesday calling the islands in the South China Sea its “inherent territory,” a day after an international tribunal said China had no legal basis for its expansive claims. “It is the Philippines that has created and stirred up the […]
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Dow Jones, following the S&P 500, closes at a record high 13.7.2016 Washington Post
The market lift comes after Theresa May emerged as Britain’s new prime minister, signaling that investors are optimistic that the country’s exit from the European Union will have limited effects on the global economy.
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Tribunal rejects China’s expansive South China Sea claims 12.7.2016 Durango Herald
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – An international tribunal rejected China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found the country had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines’ maritime rights by building up artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and by...
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Obama administration strengthens Arctic drilling restrictions 12.7.2016 LA Times: Nation

The Obama administration has made it harder to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean – not that many companies are trying to do so these days.

After years of revision, the administration announced final rules late last week that require companies working in the offshore Arctic to put in place new safety...

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Kuwait Considers Privatizing Oil-Field Services 12.7.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
Move could affect companies that provide equipment and manpower to drill for and produce oil.
Fracking foes put fake feces under donkey art displays 12.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Environmental activists have made an unconventional addition to some of the fiberglass donkeys positioned around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Food & Water Watch says activists placed fake piles of feces below the behinds of 19 of the 57 donkeys around the city on Tuesday, symbolizing their stance that the […]
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Tribunal rejects China's expansive South China Sea claims 12.7.2016 AP Top News
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An international tribunal rejected China's extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found it had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines' maritime rights by building up artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and by disrupting oil explorations....
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Militants are devastating Nigeria's oil industry again. Here's what you need to know. 11.7.2016 Washington Post
Militants are devastating Nigeria's oil industry again. Here's what you need to know.
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Bakersfield blues 11.7.2016 BBC: Business
Battered by low oil prices as well as drought, Bakersfield, California longs to be great again.
'Golden chance' to rethink Scots economy 9.7.2016 BBC: Business
Supporters of Scottish independence have a "golden opportunity" the wake of the Brexit vote, according to a critic of the 2014 plans.
Oil prices rally on upbeat jobs data 9.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 9 : Oil prices pared part of early gains to end mildly higher on Friday, as the country's nonfarm payrolls data came out much stronger than expected.
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Suits over private communications continue to dog Coastal Commission 8.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

After three years of planning to renovate a 1950s-era Laguna Beach resort, developer Mark Christy obtained Coastal Commission approval in early 2015 to allow the project in scenic Aliso Canyon to go forward.

This month, the powerful land use agency will have to defend that decision in Los Angeles...

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U.S. asks China to follow India on SCS dispute resolution 8.7.2016 Hindu: News
Refers to how In 2014, India abided by the verdict of the the Permanent Court of Arbitration in favour of Bangladesh in a three-decade-old maritime row.
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