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May 29, 2015
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Alberta fires threaten oil installations
Calgary, Alberta (UPI) May 28, 2015
Wildfires are moving closer to key oil installations in Alberta province as the government reports nearly three dozen new outbreaks in the last 24 hours. The provincial government in Alberta enacted an open-fire ban amid a persistent threat of wildfires. The government expects hot, dry conditions to continue at least through the end of the week. "In the last 24 hours there have been 33 new wildfires," the provincial government said in its latest update. "The wildfire outlook in Alberta c ... read more
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New pollution alert closes California beaches
Workers scrambled to clean oil pollution along a series of California beaches near Los Angeles on Thursday, barely a week after a huge oil spill further up the coast. ... more
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U.S. labor numbers drag on oil
A poor showing for the U.S. labor market sent oil prices lower in early Thursday trading, with key indices off about a half percent from the previous session. ... more
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Texas oil production falls
Total crude oil production in Texas in March dropped by close to 2 percent from the previous month, data from the state energy regulator show. ... more
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Frac sand industry booming
While the shale phenomenon may be spreading, a U.S. Geological Survey report finds the United States will continue to lead in the use of sand for fracking. ... more


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EPA issues clean-up order for California oil spill
The U.S. federal government issued an order to Plains All American Pipeline to ensure the California coastline is restored after last week's oil spill. ... more
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Chevron shareholders vote for political spending
Chevron's top executive said the company would vet the shoot down of proposals to spend less on political maneuvering and more on environmental issues. ... more
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Wildfires force third Canada bitumen mine to close
Evacuation orders for thousands in Alberta were lifted Wednesday while a third oil company joined others in shuttering its facilities threatened by wildfires in the Canadian oil patch. ... more
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Oil markets hold fire ahead of data release
Crude oil markets stood pat before the opening bell in New York as traders waited Wednesday for key industry data on supply and demand. ... more
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Johan Sverdrup delays hurt, Norway says
Delays in planning for the Johan Sverdrup field off the coast of Norway left the country short of its 10-year reserve growth objectives, the government said. ... more
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Wildfires threaten Alberta oil operations
Canadian producer MEG Energy Corp. became the latest to evacuate non-essential staff from Alberta following the potential risk from forest fires. ... more
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Texas economic outlook darkens
Sector data extending beyond oil and gas in Texas dropped to its lowest level in six years, an outlook report from the Dallas Federal Reserve found. ... more
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Plains defends California pipeline infrastructure
Plains All American defended pipeline infrastructure in California after last week's spill, saying automatic shutoff valves were not the best safety option. ... more
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Total reaches production milestone in Angola
With 2 billion barrels of cumulative production from an offshore block in Angola, French energy company Total said Wednesday it set the global gold standard. ... more
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Iran denies military role in Iraqi oil fight
An Iranian deputy foreign minister denied allegations that Iranian forces were fighting in Iraq to regain control over the Beiji oil refinery. ... more
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Forest fire forces 10% cut in Canada oil sands output
Two oil companies announced Monday the temporary shuttering of their Canadian oil sands mines and the evacuation of hundreds of staff as a massive forest fire creeped close. ... more
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Removal set for breached California oil pipeline
Pipeline company Plains All American said operations to remove the damaged section of a pipeline that spilled oil off the California coast could begin Tuesday. ... more
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Eni finds gas offshore Libya
Italian energy company Eni announced Tuesday it made its second discovery of the year at an exploration prospect off the coast of Libya. ... more
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Crude oil markets losing ground
Crude oil prices were down more than 1 percent early Tuesday on mixed economic news despite lingering geopolitical concerns in Asia and the Middle East. ... more
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Macroeconomic concerns drag on oil

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