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Environmentalists Kick up Dust at Fracking Industry in Drought-Stricken California

April 15, 2015 3:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

California is choking on a worsening drought and needs more hydration. Fracking uses lots of water. Ergo, fracking must be making the drought worse. Right? Not necessarily, many are saying.

Regulators Increase Distance Needed Between Homes, Drilling

April 15, 2015 10:01 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Petroleum Association of Wyoming supported 500 feet as an acceptable distance, even though the increase could limit options for locating wells.

Federal Report Attributes Nine Worker Deaths to Oilfield Vapors

April 15, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

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.

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House OKs Bill to Increase Tax on Oil Shipped Through State

April 15, 2015 9:38 am | by DERRICK NUNNALLY, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Mexico Oil Spill Affects Drinking Water For Tabasco City

April 15, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Revisit The BP Oil Spill, 5 Years Later

April 14, 2015 3:44 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Remnants remain five years after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people.

Audit Finds Problems in Pipe Oversight After Deadly Blast

April 14, 2015 11:04 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Shale Boom Hits First Bust Since Oil Price Collapse

April 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials estimate monthly production from the nation's top shale oil reserves will decline next month.

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Yemen Liquid Natural Gas Firm Shuts Down as Conflict Worsens

April 14, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company, whose main shareholder is French oil giant Total SA, declared a force majeure Tuesday.

Brazil: Mass Protests Over Oil Giant Petrobras

April 13, 2015 5:31 pm | by BBC News | Videos | Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking part in anti-government demonstrations in Brazil, sparked by anger over a massive corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras.

2nd Major Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, Northeast

April 13, 2015 11:28 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

China Tries Former State Oil Boss on Corruption Charges

April 13, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

3 Mitsubishi Firms to Build Methanol Plant in Trinidad And Tobago

April 13, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amid expected growth in global demand for methanol, used in a range of products such as adhesive agents and agricultural chemicals, three Mitsubishi firms are planning to start operating the plant in October 2018.

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Refiners, Retailers Drop Prices, Chase US Drivers' Demand

April 13, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline continues to drop.

Report Links Pennsylvania Fracking to Rising Radon Levels

April 10, 2015 4:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“By drilling 7,000 holes in the ground, the fracking industry may have changed the geology and created new pathways for radon to rise to the surface,” the study's first author said.

Court Upholds Iowa Natural Gas Tax Reviled by Ethanol Plants

April 10, 2015 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rejecting a challenge from the ethanol industry, the Iowa Supreme Court says the state's tax on the use of natural gas is constitutional.

Pics of The Day: Oil Spill in Vancouver

April 10, 2015 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An oil spill in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday has unleashed toxic sludge into the English Bay.

Oilfield Freight Balances Refinery Freight Loss For Railroad

April 10, 2015 10:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alaska Railroad says supplying oilfield activity on Alaska's North Slope helped offset revenue losses in 2014 from the closure of the North Pole refinery.

US Again Leads in Petroleum and Natural Gas Production

April 9, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite a dramatic slide in the price of crude oil in late 2014, the U.S. increased its petroleum output by 3 quadrillion British thermal units during the year.

Pipeline That Leaked Into Montana River Was Split at Weld

April 9, 2015 4:48 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana pipeline that spilled 30,000 gallons of oil had been split at the site of an exposed weld where the line crosses beneath the Yellowstone River, officials said, prompting a warning for pipeline companies nationwide to take precautions against flooding.

Utility Won't Appeal $1.6 Billion Penalty For Deadly Blast

April 9, 2015 4:44 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's largest power utility says it won't appeal a record $1.6 billion penalty from the state for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb.

Analysts: Could Oil Industry Consolidation Mirror 1990s?

April 9, 2015 4:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Energy sector observers expect that the $70 billion proposed deal between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group should be just the first in a wave of oil industry consolidation.

Scientists Seek Source of Giant Methane Mass Over Southwest

April 9, 2015 11:17 am | by COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas.

California Regulator: State's Utility "Too Big" For Safety?

April 9, 2015 10:04 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Repeated natural-gas accidents — including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people — suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says.

Big Oil Deposit Near London Airport, But Will be Hard to Tap

April 9, 2015 9:58 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

A British energy company says there is oil, and lots of it, near London's Gatwick Airport. The question is how much of it can be pumped from the ground.

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