Tag Archives: Oil Exploration

Oil: The Equalizer in US/Cuba Relations?

Cuba’s Undersea Oil Could Help Thaw Trade With U.S.By Nick Miroff / May 16, 2009 Deep in the Gulf of Mexico, an end to the 1962 U.S. trade embargo against Cuba may be lying untapped, buried under layers of rock, … finish reading Oil: The Equalizer in US/Cuba Relations?

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Interview with Tim DeChristopher, Utah Oil Lease Spoiler

In its final days, the Bush administration tried to sell drilling rights to Utah’s Red Rock Country. Student Tim DeChristopher purchased a chunk of that land in an act of civil disobedience.Modern-Day MonkeywrencherBy Martin Stainthorp / April 10, 2009 During … finish reading Interview with Tim DeChristopher, Utah Oil Lease Spoiler

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Offshore Drilling Rigs Could Be in California’s Future

The coast off Jenner, north of Bodega Bay, is one area that would be attractive to oil companies, but the Cordell Bank marine sanctuary would still be off limits. Photo: Brian L Frank/The Chronicle.Drillers eye oil reserves off California coastBy … finish reading Offshore Drilling Rigs Could Be in California’s Future

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Protesting Oil Sands Development in Alberta

Participants from the Council of Canadians annual general meeting on Saturday march from Veteran’s Park at 102nd Street and MacDonald Drive to the legislature to demand a freeze on new approvals of oilsands expansion. The banner’s reference to Olympic activity … finish reading Protesting Oil Sands Development in Alberta

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Cuba: New Petroleum Player on the Field

A worker walks at an oil rig in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big leagueBy Rory Carroll / October 18, 2008 • Self-reliance beckons for communist state• Estimate means reserves are … finish reading Cuba: New Petroleum Player on the Field

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Iraq Is Going to Run Its Oil Industry, Not Neocons

New approach: Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain Al Shahristani… “Oil and gas are the property of the Iraqi people. Nobody can share that ownership.” Photo: AFPIs America losing out on Iraqi oil?By Atul Aneja / September 17, 2008 The grand American … finish reading Iraq Is Going to Run Its Oil Industry, Not Neocons

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Weasels in Congress Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling

Senate Democrats to push bipartisan drilling billBy Mary Clare Jalonick / September 4, 2008 Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to push a bipartisan energy proposal that would allow for some expansion of offshore drilling when Congress returns next week … finish reading Weasels in Congress Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling

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Montana Governor Brian Schweizer Blasts Bush and His Petro-Dictators

Governor Brian Schweizer See video below. Schweitzer electrifies convention with energy speechBy Josh Dorner / August 27, 2008 While most of the excitement last night was focused on Senator Clinton’s speech, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer gave an electrifying (and highly … finish reading Montana Governor Brian Schweizer Blasts Bush and His Petro-Dictators

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Drawn and Quartered

The Rag Blog / Posted August 24, 2008

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Alan Pogue and Steve Russell : Somalia and Big Oil

Oil exploration in Somalia. Chevron photo. ‘The point is that the oil is there and the U.S. energy companies, among others, want it.’ A Ragblogger dialogue with Alan Pogue and Steve Russell. ‘What would Obama do? Hillary? It was her … finish reading Alan Pogue and Steve Russell : Somalia and Big Oil

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Rush to Arctic As Warming Opens Oil Deposits

US Coast Guard Cutter Healy will embark on Arctic Voyage this week to determine the extent of the continental shelf in Alaska and to map the ocean floor, data that could be used for oil and natural gas exploration. Photo … finish reading Rush to Arctic As Warming Opens Oil Deposits

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