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WPX Pays $1.2M Fine For Pennsylvania Water Contamination

A WPX Energy Inc. affiliate has paid a $1.2 million civil penalty to Pennsylvania for a 2012 incident in which it was determined that a leaking impoundment at a well site in Westmoreland County contaminated five private water supplies, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Monday.

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Los Angeles Urban Drilling Hits Another Roadblock

A Los Angeles zoning official has placed a big stop sign in front of plans by a unit of Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan to add onsite burning equipment for escaping natural gas at its much-maligned urban drilling site near the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Read More

Court Puts More Curbs on Los Angeles Urban Drill Site

An idle and already troubled urban oil drilling site in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday was hit with a permanent injunction by a California Superior Court judge that will keep it shut down until the operator, Allenco Energy Co., installs a health and safety monitoring system at the two-acre site. Read More

Los Angeles Fight Over Urban Drilling Site Heats Up

A fight between local residents and a unit of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Co. has heated up again over plans by the operator to flare associated gas at the site, which is in a working class neighborhood south of downtown Los Angeles near the University of Southern California (USC) campus. The company is waiting for a city of Los Angeles zoning decision on its plans. Read More