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Railroad industry fights to shape safety rules

...tank cars.The railroads argue that better tank cars are needed because the kind of crude oil being produced in the oil boom Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana and in some other parts of the country is more likely to ignite if a tank car...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/influence-game-shaping-rai
Warning issued about oil shipped from North Dakota, Montana

...Casselton, N.D. No one was hurt, but worries about toxic fumes prompted the evacuation of hundreds of residents.The oil boom in the Bakken has reduced the nation's reliance on imported oil and brought thousands of jobs to the region. But as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/warning-issued-about-oil-s
Drivers endure high gas prices despite US oil boom

U.S. drivers are competing with drivers worldwide for every gallon of gasoline. As the developing economies of Asia and Latin America expand, their energy consumption is rising, which puts pressure on fuel supplies.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-03-21/drivers-endure-high-gas-prices-desp
Sooner or later, Oklahoma city delights

...hangouts that show off Tulsa's thriving hipster culture as well as well-preserved historic gems that harken back to the oil boom of the early 1900s.ArchitectureAt first glance, downtown Tulsa can seem quiet and a little rugged at the edges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-03-09/sooner-or-later-oklahoma-city-delig
Pennsylvania oil region drills for tourists

...looks much as it did before the oil boom of the 1860s and early 1870s. But...after the Civil War, building large oil boom towns, some of which are now ghost...state park office is located, was an oil boom town with as many as 5,000 residents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/17/ent_204181.shtml
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Pennsylvania oil region drills for tourists

...looks much as it did before the oil boom of the 1860s and early 1870s. But...after the Civil War, building large oil boom towns, some of which are now ghost...state park office is located, was an oil boom town with as many as 5,000 residents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/16/ent_204129.shtml
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Academy award nominees

...Old Men , a crime saga about a drug deal gone bad, and There Will Be Blood , a historical epic set in California's oil boom years, will compete for best picture against the melancholy romance Atonement , the pregnancy comedy Juno and the legal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/23/liv_184355.shtml
Life & style
Weekly U.S. rig count up by 10

...Baker Hughes has kept track of the count since 1944. The tally peaked at 4,530 in 1981, during the height of the oil boom. Several record lows were set in 1999, bottoming out at 488. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/04/bus_427494.shtml
Business
Weekly U.S. rig count down by three

...Baker Hughes has kept track of the count since 1944. The tally peaked at 4,530 in 1981, during the height of the oil boom. Several record lows were set in 1999, bottoming out at 488. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/14/bus_425236.shtml
Business
Weekly U.S. rig count up by six

...Baker Hughes has kept track of the count since 1944. The tally peaked at 4,530 in 1981, during the height of the oil boom. Several record lows were set in 1999, bottoming out at 488. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, California...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/10/bus_421666.shtml
Business