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Government Failed To Inspect High-Risk Wells

May 12, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.                 

Embroidery Factory Explosion Injures 33

May 12, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say an explosion at a small embroidery factory in western Indian has injured 33 people.                                                 

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) expects to start production at a record 10 major projects in 2014, adding new capacity of approximately 300,000 net oil equivalent barrels per day and contributing to profitable production growth

ExxonMobil Donates To Tornado Recovery Effort

May 9, 2014 11:39 am | by CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press | News | Comments

ExxonMobil has donated $250,000 to aid recovery efforts in the state from last week's severe storms that included a deadly tornado.                                      

BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents  MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press   BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a high

Railroad: Emergency Order Will Not Affect Oil Shipments

May 9, 2014 11:35 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The main railroad moving crude oil out of the rich Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana said a new federal emergency order on rail shipments will not affect shipments.                             

Emergency Order Issued For Crude Oil Trains

May 8, 2014 10:51 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Transportation Department issued an emergency order requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.

Wax Plant Fire Cause Still Unknown

May 7, 2014 10:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal fire investigators say an explosion and fire at a northwestern Pennsylvania wax plant was accidental, though they haven't described the specific cause.                      

Side Effects Of The Fracking Boom

May 5, 2014 2:38 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

Steel Mill Accident Injures 9

May 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal, state and county officials are investigating after a building collapse at the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County that injured nine workers, four of them critically.                     


Death Toll Climbs To 12 In Mine Accident

May 5, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More bodies have been pulled from a collapsed gold mine in southwestern Colombia, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities to 12.                                    

Chemical Fire At Computer Chip Manufacturing Plant

May 5, 2014 10:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Phoenix Fire Capt. Tony Mure says hazmat crews responded Sunday morning around 9:30 a.m. to FlipChip International near 37th Street and University Drive in Phoenix, Arizona.                    

1 Injured In Wax Plant Fire

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a northwestern Pennsylvania wax plant were working with investigators to determine the cause of a fire that injured a worker.                        

Train Derailment Cause Still Unknown

May 5, 2014 10:15 am | by ALAN SUDERMAN, LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Early reviews found no human error or mechanical failure that could have caused a fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.                

Train Crash Heightens Concerns

May 2, 2014 10:48 am | by ALAN SUDERMAN, LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Across the state on the same rail line where a train loaded with highly combustible crude oil derailed, a fire chief sees the potential for a nightmare scenario: A blaze his crews don't have the means to put out, threatening a colonial-era tourist attraction and one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher learning.


3 Dead, 15 Missing In Mine Collapse

May 2, 2014 10:45 am | by LIBARDO CARDONA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rescuers were searching for at least 15 people missing after a gold mine collapsed. Authorities said three dead bodies had been recovered.                                 

Crude Shipper Switches To Safer Tankers

May 1, 2014 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Fuel shipping company Global Partners will require tanker cars to meet with updated standards for all crude oil trains arriving at its East and West Coast terminals, starting in upstate New York and Oregon, the company announced Wednesday.

15 Dead In Coal Mine Collapse

April 30, 2014 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The governor of Samangan province, Hirullah Anush, said two other miners were missing in the collapse Wednesday morning in the remote district of Dara Seuf. He said the bodies of the 15 workers were recovered from the rubble.              

3 Injured In Power Plant Fire

April 30, 2014 11:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

City of Bryan spokeswoman Mary Lynne Stratta said Wednesday that one worker remains hospitalized following the fire at a Bryan Texas Utilities plant.                              

Crude Facility Fears Aired

April 30, 2014 11:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Wolverine Terminals Corp. officials have sought to reassure worried St. James Parish residents that its plans for a crude oil facility in Paulina will be safe and do not pose a threat.                   

Gold Mine Death Investigation Begins

April 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal mine safety regulators are investigating the death of a worker at an underground gold mine in Elko County.                                           

Fukushima Residents Wary Of Returning Home

April 29, 2014 10:56 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese government is pushing ahead with efforts to decontaminate and reopen as much of a 20-kilometer (12-mile) no-go zone around the plant as it can. Authorities declared a tiny corner of the zone safe for living as of April 1, and hope to lift evacuation orders in more areas in the coming months and years.

Flames Shoot From Ohio Steel Plant

April 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Flames and thick smoke shot up in a southwest Ohio community from a steel plant fire that was controlled without injuries.                                   

77 Safety Glasses

April 29, 2014 1:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

If you’re not open to letting suppliers into your plant, your competition may be – and then skipping these kinds of service offerings goes from a missed opportunity to a threat to your competitive advantage.                          

7 Injured In Plant Explosion, Fire

April 28, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion has rocked a plywood manufacturing plant north of Houston, injuring seven workers and causing a fire that took hours to extinguish.                                           

Management & Safety Citations For WIPP

April 24, 2014 10:14 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico.

Gas Explosion Prompts Evacuation

April 24, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents and emergency crews are waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.                     

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