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Virginia fines CSX $361,000 for Lynchburg derailment in 2014

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The April 30 derailment saw 17 tankers derail, with three going into the James. The state Department of Environmental Quality said one tanker breached, with 98 percent of the oil consumed by fire.
This July 8, 2013 file photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press,File)

Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

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The Transportation Safety Board said Monday the Class 111 tank cars involved in the Feb. 14 CN train derailment met the upgraded standards for new tank cars carrying crude and other flammable liquids.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Chevron pulls out of shale gas exploration in Romania

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The company began drilling for shale gas at its exploration well in northeastern Romania in 2014, a project that drew protests. It is also ending its three other concessions in Romania.
Categories: Europe, Shale
Derailed oil tanker train cars burn near Mount Carbon, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Marcus Constantino)

Texas reconsiders and will disclose oil train records

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It was not immediately clear Monday morning how quickly Texas officials will produce the records.
(Photo: Thomas B. Shea/For the Chronicle)

Steelworkers picket outside two Louisiana refineries

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NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that strikers marched Sunday outside the Motiva plants in Norco and Convent.
Derailed oil tanker train cars burn near Mount Carbon, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Marcus Constantino)

Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

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The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a den…
Clean up crews  work to collect oil from along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont., Monday July 4, 2011. An Exxon Mobil pipeline near Laurel ruptured, spilling crude oil into the Yellowstone. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

Exxon Mobil appeals $1 million penalty for Yellowstone River spill

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Safety regulators said Exxon Mobil failed to adequately heed warnings that its 20-year-old Silvertip Pipeline was at risk from flooding.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
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)

Canada toughens liability standards after oil train disaster

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Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said the legislation will mean any railway or company that ships crude oil will share accountability for cleanup and compensation costs in the event of an accident.
Views of oil pipelines and tanks at the Enbridge tank storage and pipeline facility in Cushing, Okla. on Friday Feb. 24, 2011. (Shane Bevel/Freelance)

Crude oil flowing into Cushing, Oklahoma, worth billions

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As oil prices have plummeted over the last several months, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said companies have stockpiled about 2.2 million barrels a week at Cushing.
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Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado

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Students will ask the University of Colorado Board of Regents on Friday to divest from coal and petroleum companies.