Oil and Gas


Thu August 30, 2012

Forest Managers Propose to Limit Drilling

The White River National Forest is Colorado's largest and most-visited national forest.
KUNC file photo

Land managers on the state’s largest National Forest are proposing to vastly scale back the amount of lands available for oil and gas development. 

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Thu August 16, 2012

When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 4:19 pm

An oil sheen appears along the shore of the Kalamazoo. More than 800,000 gallons of oil entered Talmadge Creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, a Lake Michigan tributary. Heavy rains caused the river to overtop existing dams and carried oil 30 miles downstream.
John W. Poole NPR

Sometime in the next few months, David Daniel probably will have to stand by and watch as bulldozers knock down his thick forest and dig up the streams he loves.

His East Texas property is one of more than 1,000 in the path of a new pipeline, the southern stretch of what is known as the Keystone XL system.

For years, Daniel has tried to avoid this fate — or at least figure out what risks will come with it. But it has been difficult for him to get straight answers about the tar sands oil the pipeline will carry, and what happens when it spills.

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Wed August 15, 2012

[UPDATED] Hickenlooper Pushes for Settlement in Longmont Drilling Dispute

Gov. Hickenlooper meets with Jim Hackett, chairman of the board of Anadarko in Denver Wednesday.
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hopeful the state can reach a settlement with Longmont in a legal battle over the city’s new regulations that ban oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods.

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Mon August 13, 2012

Gasoline Prices Keep Moving Higher




NPR's business news starts with a spike in gas prices.

Gasoline prices jumped 18 cents over the last couple of weeks. That's the biggest increase so far this year. The Lundberg Survey shows that heading into the weekend, the national average price of a gallon of self-serve was $3.69. Now, analysts say the spike is in part because of some refinery and pipeline issues around the country.

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Sun August 12, 2012

Life Is Good For Norwegians, But Tourists Pay Price

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 7:40 am



Norway is one of the richest country's per capita in the world, thanks to its vast oil and gas reserves. That oil money has created a high and comfortable standard of living for Norwegians, but the higher prices make it difficult for tourists hoping to visit Norway on a budget. Eleanor Beardsley visited the capital of Oslo and sends this report.


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