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Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:31pm
Category: 
Energy

A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.

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White House Unveils Plans to Cut Methane Emissions

Published: 
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 9:31pm
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production.

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From Putin, a Blessing in Disguise

Published: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55am
Category: 
Energy

There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot.

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Experts Eye Oil and Gas Industry as Quakes Shake Oklahoma

Published: 
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 8:31pm
Category: 
Energy

Mary Catherine Sexton has been rattled enough.

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In Hermosa Beach, a sheen of divisiveness over oil's possible return

Published: 
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:50pm
Category: 
Energy

Mike Collins was raised in oil country but dreamed of living at the beach. As a young boy in Bakersfield, he accompanied his father to dusty fields dotted with derricks where he repaired the motors on oil rigs.