The Petroleum Association of Wyoming supported 500 feet as an acceptable distance, even though the increase could limit options for locating wells.
Crude storage tanks include compounds such as propane, butane or benzene. In addition to posing risks for explosions or fires, those hydrocarbons can also cause long-term health problems such as cancer, blood disorders or respiratory and nervous system damage.
The state House on Tuesday passed its version of a bill to impose new safety regulations on the increasing amount of oil that is shipped through Washington by rail, boat and pipeline.
The toys were sold between November and December at Cycle Gear stores and on the Benicia, California-based company's website.
Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city.
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are visiting the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to probe the unplanned shutdown of both reactors after a transmission line problem that caused outages in the Washington region last week.
Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.
Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California's oversight of utilities' gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says.
Inspection reports said the coal had been smoldering for days before the May 13 disaster, releasing toxic gases. Survivors have complained of poor working and safety conditions inside the mine, including a lack of gas masks.
Federal officials estimate monthly production from the nation's top shale oil reserves will decline next month.
The company, whose main shareholder is French oil giant Total SA, declared a force majeure Tuesday.
About 70 residents in the city south of Denver were asked to remain indoors following the accident.
Construction workers in economically distressed southern New York are ecstatic about the job possibilities, but landowners who have been fighting the first pipeline for three years are dismayed at the prospect of going through the whole process a second time.
A top official who led China's biggest petroleum company and later was assigned to oversee state-owned companies went on trial Monday on charges of corruption and abuse of power.