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US Safety Board: Oil Train Tank Cars Need Urgent Upgrades

April 7, 2015 9:49 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fuel-hauling tank cars need retrofits to prevent more explosive train wrecks — and the public can't wait another decade for the improvements as has been suggested by industry, U.S. safety officials said.

Obama Presents Climate Change as Hazard to Your Health

April 7, 2015 9:44 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama is aiming to put a spotlight on ways that climate change will have real impacts on the body, like more asthma attacks, allergic reactions and injuries from extreme weather.

'Fight Club' Actor Speaks Out Against Fracking

April 7, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In films, he's played poker with Matt Damon and fought with Brad Pitt. Now actor Edward Norton is lending his voice to the anti-fracking campaign in Maryland.

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State Posts Details of $225M Exxon Settlement on Website

April 6, 2015 2:49 pm | by MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's what you need to know about the four-page proposal.

Modi Blames Changing Lifestyles For India's Rising Pollution

April 6, 2015 10:52 am | by KATY DAIGLE, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

While already the world's third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, India is still home to at least 300 million people with no electricity at all, while hundreds of millions have just a couple of hours a day. Bringing them all onto a 24-hour electricity grid fueled primarily by coal could jeopardize global efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

High-Efficiency Wood Heating Systems Winning Converts

April 6, 2015 10:00 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Like the smoky, outdoor wood boilers that have proliferated in rural areas over the past 20 years, the wood furnace at Athens is housed in a shed behind the building. But that's where the similarity ends.

Pemex Begins to Restore Production at Fire-Damaged Platform

April 6, 2015 9:16 am | by KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's state-run oil company continues to search for three missing workers from a platform fireball that killed four others, while beginning to restore production at the damaged Gulf of Mexico facility, officials said Sunday.

Exxon CEO Talks Arctic Oil Drilling, Risks, Lessons

April 2, 2015 3:37 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas — and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth.

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Tanker Ran Aground Off Galveston Refloated, no Hull Breach

April 2, 2015 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A tanker hauling about 400,000 barrels of crude oil has been refloated after running aground off Texas while bound for the Port of Houston.

Pipeline Developer Sues More Than 100 W.Va. Property Owners

April 2, 2015 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 100 property owners in West Virginia are being sued by the developer of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

ONEOK Partners Plans to Extend West Texas Pipeline to Mexico

April 2, 2015 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based ONEOK on Wednesday night announced the venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure of Mexico City.

Report: European Fracking Would Not Mirror U.S.

April 1, 2015 5:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The dramatic increase in U.S. energy production through fracking could not be replicated in Europe, according to a report by a renewable energy group.

New Rules Take Effect For North Dakota Crude Oil Shipments

April 1, 2015 4:46 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.

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Massive Fire Engulfs Mexican Oil Rig, 4 Dead

April 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea.

ND to Join Wyoming Lawsuit Against Federal Fracking Rules

April 1, 2015 10:43 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it's used on U.S. government lands.

Agency Affirms Revised Review of Chukchi Sea Petroleum Lease

April 1, 2015 10:29 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government.

Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry

April 1, 2015 9:52 am | by VICE News | Videos | Comments

VICE News traveled to Glendive, Montana, to visit the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.

Albanian Authorities Evacuate Village After Oil Well Blast

April 1, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well.

Do The Math: Fracking, by The Numbers

March 31, 2015 5:17 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Know how many chemicals are used to fracking? Or how many wells are in the U.S.? Here’s a look at fracking, by the numbers.  

Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles to Drive Increase in Global Hydrogen

March 31, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future.

New York Court: Drilling Leases Expired Despite State Ban

March 31, 2015 3:12 pm | by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The New York moratorium on hydraulic fracturing doesn't allow energy companies to extend leases with landowners beyond the expiration dates in their contracts, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.

Va. Board OKs $361,000 Fine Against CSX For 2014 Derailment

March 31, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CSX also agreed to complete restoration of the river bank in the area of the derailment and monitor the river for any long-term environmental impacts from the incident.

US to Pledge up to 28 Percent Emission Cut in Global Treaty

March 31, 2015 10:33 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

High Plains Coal-Bed Methane Reservoir Deal Headed to Vote

March 31, 2015 10:29 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An agreement between Wyoming environmental regulators, a gas developer and a bond surety company would put the surety company in charge of inventory and reclamation of as many as 143 small reservoirs containing groundwater from coal-bed methane wells.

NYC Blast Probe Highlights Problem of Stealing Gas

March 31, 2015 9:58 am | by COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

While officials caution that they aren't certain of the cause of last week's blast in New York's East Village, it is highlighting a long-known problem with potentially deadly consequences: untrained schemers rigging up pipes to save money by siphoning natural gas.

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