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  • US pipeline regulator orders action over leaking Alaska gas pipeline

    20 March 2017

    The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a proposed order that operator Hilcorp fix a leaking gas pipeline in the Cook Inlet off Nikiski in Alaska by May 1 or shut it down. The PHMSA also ordered the company to conduct inspections of a "substantially similar" underwater pipeline that carries crude oil to shore from two offshore production platforms. ...

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  • Indonesia to sue Thai oil company over 2009 oil spill

    20 March 2017

    Indonesia is preparing to sue the Australian subsidiary of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009, the country's Maritime Affairs Ministry said. This follows the Indonesian government’s December 2016 decision to freeze the licenses and assets of PTTEP operations in Indonesia. ...

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  • Trump budget would eliminate US Chemical Safety Board

    20 March 2017

    The Trump administration's budget blueprint would scrap the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency that investigates major chemical and oil industry incidents. The CSB has no regulatory power but is influential because its recommendations are often adopted by industry and government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

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  • Mexican fuel storage facility blast injures eight

    16 March 2017

    At least eight people were injured on March 15 by an explosion at a Pemex fuel storage and distribution facility near the state-owned oil company's Salamanca refinery, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Mexican state-owned oil company said on Twitter. Three of the injured were Pemex staff....

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  • Canada oil sands threatened by departure of oil majors

    10 March 2017

    The departure of international players from Canada's oil sands is raising fresh doubt over future development prospects for the world's third-largest crude reserves as the region struggles to compete with cheap US shale plays. Royal Dutch Shell and Marathon Oil sold off billions of dollars in oil sands assets on March 9, the latest sign that global oil majors are abandoning the region....

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US laboratory invents reusable sponge that could revolutionise oil spill cleanup 07 March 2017

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in US history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren’t all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Some of it was forming a plume and drifting through the ocean under the surface....

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Murphy Oil fined C$172,500 after six-week Canada oil pipeline leak 06 March 2017

Murphy Oil has been fined C$172,500 after the Alberta Energy Regulator concluded the Arkansas-based company did not maintain a pipeline that leaked oil for 45 days before it was discovered. From January to March of 2015, about 1.4 million litres of light oil was spilled about 65 kilometres east of Peace River in north western Alberta due to internal corrosion, the regulator announced on February 28....

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Latest fire at Californian refinery to cause air quality investigation 21 February 2017

A fire broke out at the Torrance refinery in southern California on February 18 causing local authorities to issue a "shelter in place" order, and 67 people complained of respiratory problems to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). The agency issued a Notice of Violation to the refinery for causing a public nuisance. No one was injured in the incident and firefighters extinguished the blaze after 30 minutes....

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Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak kills one, injures three 21 February 2017

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco said that one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the country on February 19. The company said in a statement that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak in Abqaiq, 37 miles southwest of the company's main Dharan compound....

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Louisiana pipeline blast kills one, injures five 13 February 2017

A fire at the Phillips 66 pipeline near the Williams Discovery natural gas plant in Paradis has been put out, officials said on February 13, days after an explosion injured five workers and left another missing. The missing worker is presumed dead, Phillips 66 said. ...

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