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Broken Rail Blamed For Fiery Train Derailment

September 19, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus depot and led to evacuations in Ohio's capital city.                                

Judge: PG&E Emails May Have Violated Rules

September 19, 2014 10:23 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility's rate cases, a judge with the state's public utilities commission says.                

CSB Will Investigate Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corporation's Role In Spill

September 19, 2014 10:19 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.                               

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Judge Blocks Gas Line Safety Plan From Public View

September 19, 2014 10:04 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A state court judge sided with Alabama Gas Corp. and blocked the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing information about the utility's plan for gas line safety, which the Alabama Public Service Commission released through an open records request.

Range Resources To Pay $4M Drilling Waste Fine

September 19, 2014 9:58 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy company Range Resources said it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste.                                   

Oil Executive Accused Of Dumping Reaches Plea Deal

September 19, 2014 9:56 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

An oil executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has reached an undisclosed plea deal with federal prosecutors, authorities say.                               

Pennsylvania Struggles With Gas Drilling Pollution

September 19, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An elderly western Pennsylvania couple is struggling to cope after state officials say a natural gas drilling company's wastewater pond contaminated their drinking water.                                       

Callon Petroleum Raises $122M From Stock Sale

September 18, 2014 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Callon Petroleum Co. has raised $122 million from a stock sale, with plans to use the proceeds to pay for new oil and gas properties it plans to buy in the Permian Basin of west Texas.                            

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Oil Company Lawsuit Hits A Roadblock

September 18, 2014 10:17 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A letter from Louisiana's attorney general appears to throw up at least a temporary roadblock for a parish that is considering lawsuits against oil and gas companies over coastal damage.                     

Improving Oil Train Safety In Seattle

September 18, 2014 10:10 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Chevron Meets Voluntary Shale Drilling Standards

September 18, 2014 10:03 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

Illinois Delays Decision On Fracking Rules

September 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A legislative panel said that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.                                        

Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Shell & Motiva Enterprises Pay Millions In Back Wages After Investigation

September 17, 2014 10:55 am | by U.S. Dept. of Labor | News | Comments

Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC, which markets Shell gasoline and other products, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

September 17, 2014 10:23 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.                           

Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal Approval For Pipeline

September 17, 2014 10:14 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | News | Comments

An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition.                             

China Rig Finds Gas After Vietnam Standoff

September 16, 2014 10:41 am | by IAN MADER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced today.                               

Refinery Closure Leads To High Asphalt Expense

September 16, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil in June.                             

Keystone XL Operator Asks For PUC Recertification

September 16, 2014 10:35 am | by REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state.                                                             

PG&E Officials Resign Over Improper Emails

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

September 15, 2014 11:05 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.                                            

Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

September 15, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.                           

Daily ND Oil Production Hits 1.1M Barrels

September 15, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State oil regulators say North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July.                                                     

1 Death In Gas Accident On Offshore Platform

September 15, 2014 10:13 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.                                    

Statoil Widens Natural Gas Capture Project

September 11, 2014 3:57 pm | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Norwegian oil company Statoil plans to widen a natural gas capture program in North Dakota's oil fields, a move the company says will reduce flaring.                                       

Groups Sue Over Oil Shipments In Older Cars

September 11, 2014 3:56 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.                               

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