Category: Accidents

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.  More »

Out-of-control gas well keeping 25 families out of homes

The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite.  More »

Small natural gas leak reported from Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.  More »

Houston company loses control of gas well in Ohio

The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.  More »

Arkansas homes still for sale after oil spill

The oil giant’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in March 2013, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into an Arkansas community.  More »

New railroad rebuilding business after disaster in Quebec

Central Maine and Quebec Railway spent $10 million on track improvements over the summer to increase train speeds that had been lowered to 10 mph in some places because of deferred maintenance.  More »

Lawsuit filed in deadly offshore explosion

Separate lawsuits say the companies did not ensure equipment was cleared of all flammable materials and gases.  More »

Report: ISIS-affiliated group claims blame for Apache worker’s death

In August, an Apache supervisor was killed during an attempted carjacking while driving on a road in the desert southwest of Cairo, the company said.  More »

Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Fatal explosion came during maintenance work

The fatal explosion came nearly six months after federal drilling regulators warned that the facility had failed to maintain all equipment in a safe condition so as to ensure the protection of the lease and associated facilities.  More »

Feds probe fatal offshore blast

Federal investigators are on the scene of a oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.  More »

Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

Blankenship entered the not guilty plea Thursday and has been released on $5 million bond.  More »

Shell Nigeria denies it lied to Dutch court

The multinational company, half owned by Nigeria’s government and with significant Dutch shareholding, says sabotage, not negligence, caused spills in 2004 along the Trans-Niger pipeline that destroyed several hectares of mangrove forests and the livelihoods of residents of Goi village.  More »

Exxon Mobil denies making spill papers secret

Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge to force Exxon Mobil to prove that the information in hundreds of thousands of maintenance and repair documents on the pipeline need to be kept secret.  More »

Judge sticks to BP gross negligence ruling

A New Orleans federal judge denied BP’s request for a new trial on a finding that it was grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »
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