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  • Two killed by oil tank explosion in Peru

    08 December 2017

    On December 6, Petroperu reported that an explosion in a crude oil tank at Station No. 8 on the Nor Peruano Pipeline, located in the province of Jaén, Cajamarca, left two people dead. The deceased were workers employed by a maintenance contractor and a third worker suffered first and second degree burns, Petroperu said....

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  • Farmers killed in Illinois gas pipeline explosion

    06 December 2017

    Two farmers were killed and two injured, one critically, after they ruptured a natural gas pipeline while laying drainage pipes in a field near the town of Dixon, Illinois, on December 5. The pipeline is owned by Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, and representatives arrived to investigate the incident after the resulting blaze was put out by the local fire department....

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  • US Court rules in favour of tribes over oil-spill response plan for Dakota Access Pipeline

    05 December 2017

    On December 4, a federal judge ordered pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners LP to coordinate with local tribes and the Army Corps of Engineers to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) by next April. The 1,170-mile (1,900-km) North Dakota-to-Illinois pipeline has been in operation since June....

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  • Major oil leak reported from Keystone pipeline in South Dakota - Updated

    17 November 2017

    TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 5,000 barrels (818,000 litres) of oil in north-eastern South Dakota, the company said on November 16. The pipeline was shut down and emergency response procedures were activated after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. ...

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  • Fire injures two on Shell platform in Gulf of Mexico

    09 November 2017

    Two people were injured after a fire broke out on Shell's Enchilada platform in the US Gulf of Mexico early on the morning of November 8, according to a joint report by the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). According to Shell, the incident involved a fire associated with a 30in gas export pipeline....

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ADIPEC 2017 Expected to See Increased Business for Offshore & Marine Services 06 November 2017

The Offshore and Marine industry is expected to see increased business at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), with analysts predicting modest increases in spending for maintenance and production in the oil sector, and significant investment expected for new offshore natural gas projects in the Eastern Mediterranean....

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After BP leak report, state calls for review of all Alaska North Slope wells 31 October 2017

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (ADEC) is ordering all wells on the North Slope that have a similar design to a BP well that failed to be shut in immediately and reported to the state. The emergency order comes after BP blamed an April oil spill and gas leak on a well casing that buckled under pressure from thawing permafrost. ...

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Seven killed in Iranian refinery fire 30 October 2017

The death toll from a fire at Tehran Oil Refinery rose to seven after one of those injured in the incident died in hospital, according to the Iranian Tasnim news agency. The fire, which broke out on October 27 was initially reported to have killed six people and critically injured two. One of the latter succumbed to his injuries on October 28. ...

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US study finds power from coal up to 100 times more toxic than shale gas 26 October 2017

The lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study. In their lifecycle impact assessment, the researchers used Pennsylvania as the point of origin for both shale gas and coal, since both are abundant in the state....

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing persons after oil barge explosion off Texas 24 October 2017

The US Coast Guard said on October 22 it had suspended its search for two crew members who vanished two days earlier after a barge exploded and began leaking oil off Port Aransas, near Corpus Christi. The pair disappeared after the forward section of the barge caught fire and exploded about three miles off the coast in the early hours of the morning. ...

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