Category: Accidents

Commentary: Mark Wahlberg and Deepwater Horizon? I’m skeptical but cautiously optimistic

I’ve written in the past about my skepticism when it comes to Hollywood depicting the oil & gas industry, and unfortunately I don’t see much reason or incentive for this film to take a different course.  More »

Officials say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is coordinating the response to the spill, which occurred at a Duke Energy power plant near Cincinnati.  More »

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

Wendy Tadros said 18 factors played a role, including a rail company that cut corners and a Canadian regulator that didn’t do proper safety audits.  More »

Fuel oil spills into Ohio River

Duke Energy said the spill occurred during a fuel transfer and lasted 10 to 15 minutes before it was stopped.  More »

Feds boosting oil spill liability limits

The Coast Guard moved Tuesday to boost the liability limits capping how much companies must pay for oil spills that foul U.S. waters.  More »

PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

The 2010 California blast killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.  More »

One killed in Pemex refinery fire

At least four accidents have occurred at the Ciudad Madero refinery this year, including a fire at a storage tank on July 22 that injured nine Pemex workers.  More »

Insurance industry changes with energy industry

Newer areas for insurance companies to cover include shale gas, wind turbines and transporting oil by railroads, a speaker said at the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston Energy Symposium.  More »

Report faults Chevron in deadly gas well fire

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said that a contract worker with no oil field experience worked on the well, contrary to company policy,  More »

Companies at work on blowout preventers for deeper depths

GE Oil & Gas and others are working to create blowout preventers that can work at deeper depths and higher pressures.  More »

City: Emails show ‘cozy’ ties of PG&E, regulator

The 7,000 pages of emails between leaders at PG&E and California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey and his staff were released as the result of a lawsuit filed by the city of San Bruno.  More »

Officials say Williston fire burned chemicals

A North Dakota health official says air quality tests at the site showed levels “that would not raise concern.”  More »
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