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oil and gas

Oil companies purchased new rights to drill on top of a 1970s dumping ground, where thousands of barrels of chemical waste litter the ocean floor.
Wednesday's offshore lease sale was the biggest ever of its kind — including those conducted during the Trump administration.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the proposed regulation in a state where 2 million people already live near an oil well.
A CO2 pipeline in Mississippi ruptured last year, sickening dozens of people. What does it forecast for the massive proposed buildout of pipelines across the U.S.?
Expensive gas is a financial hardship, but more oil is a climate disaster. The gas price flux shows us about why we should already be weaned off fossil fuels.
The high level of approvals underscores Biden’s reluctance to more forcefully curb petroleum production in the face of industry and Republican resistance.
The hellish blaze that erupted in gulf pipeline operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex was reportedly extinguished after several hours.
A federal judge in Louisiana ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters.
After months of smooth sailing with climate and environmental groups, the president and his team find themselves on shaky ground.
“Gasoline supply is coming back online,” he said of the Colonial Pipeline after a ransomware attack. “Panic-buying will only slow the process.”
The nonprofit consortium that oversees much of the nation's building codes just gave the construction and gas industries more control over the process.
The executive order, part of a suite of climate actions, could set the stage for bigger policies down the road.
The clean energy transition isn't Big Oil's only problem. Oil and gas jobs have been disappearing for a long time.
The American Petroleum Institute sent Trump’s Interior Department a lengthy list of demands in March to help it weather the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The lobbying giant raked in cash from both U.S. oil interests and Saudi Arabia, the nation that launched an oil war that sent fossil fuel prices tumbling.
Critics say there's a quid pro quo at work when oil giants, utilities and their banks donate to secretive foundations that support police.
Back-to-back decisions to abandon one pipeline and deactivate another show how vulnerable these projects are, despite the White House’s support.
The Federal Reserve's bond-buying program is yet another way the government props up an industry that experts say is in decline.
A bill intended to have a chilling effect threatens seven years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them.
Newly released documents highlight the degree to which industry has shaped the rules that police it under the Trump administration.