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Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. The fiery explosion killed at least 47 people in Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Quebec oil train disaster settlement for victims’ families

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Chicago-based law firm Meyers & Flowers says it will be closely reviewing the settlement to determine whether the defendants are paying sufficient funds.
(Dmitry Beliakov/Bloomberg News)

A pipeline developer is suing 103 West Virginia property owners to get access to their lands

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Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s lawsuit seeks access to the properties to conduct a survey for a possible pipeline route.
Screen grab from a video released by Diario Campeche Hoy of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform  on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on fire on April 1, 2015.  An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated. (AFP photo/Diario Campeche Hoy)

Mexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze

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At least four workers died and two suffered life-threatening injuries in an explosion that engulfed the platform in flames Wednesday, forcing 300 people to abandon the facility.
A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

Engineer of oil tanker train sues BNSF for Casselton crash

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The accident about 30 miles west of Fargo happened when a train carrying soybeans derailed in front of a BNSF oil train, causing that train to also derail and set off a fire that could be seen from nearly 10 miles away.
Screen grab from a video released by Diario Campeche Hoy of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform  on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on fire on April 1, 2015.  An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated. (AFP photo/Diario Campeche Hoy)

Pemex platform fire kills four workers, injures 16

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A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Wednesday.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Another state joins the fight against the White House’s new fracking rules

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The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
(Eddie Seal/Texas Tribune)

Report: Cheap crude prices could boost the U.S. economy for another two years

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Just three months ago, the group forecast that oil would spike to $85 per barrel by December 2015; now it expects prices below $70 until 2016.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BNSF adds new safety rules for crude oil trains

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Under the changes, BNSF is slowing down crude oil trains to 35 mph in cities with more than 100,000 people.
Categories: Rail
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BOEM has recieved thousands of comments on whether to open the Atlantic to drilling

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The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was receiving comments through midnight Monday on what should be studied in an environmental impact statement of offshore drilling, which later this decade could include the Atlantic.
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Oil workers in West Texas and New Mexico were underpaid millions, Labor Department says

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Among the problems found, employers were failing to include bonus payments when calculating overtime rates, weren’t paying for time spent working off-the-clock and paying flat rates despite the hours worked by employees.