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BP loses bid for Transocean insurance in spill case

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The Texas Supreme Court says BP isn’t covered under Transocean’s insurance policy on the project that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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oil tanker that spilled 450,000 gallons into intracoastal waterway in January 2010 (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Death toll of Brazilian oil ship explosion rises to 5

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According to the Unified Oil Workers Federation, Brazil’s biggest oil industry union, the blast was caused by a gas leak in the vessel’s engine room.
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Oil ship explosion in Brazil kills three, union says

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The Unified Oilworkers Federation said in a statement on its website that the blast was caused by a gas leak in the engine room of the vessel.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff are on the scene of a train derailment in which three railcars caught fire and another three plunged into the Mississippi River. In all, 11 cars derailed, and 10 of them were carrying ethanol, north of Dubuque, Iowa, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

Fires out where ethanol tanker cars derailed in Iowa

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Fires at the site of an eastern Iowa freight train derailment are out but ethanol is leaking into the Mississippi River and the task turned to monitoring for environmental impact and offloading the fuel from derailed trains to empty cars.
In this image Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, provided by the West Virginia State Police, shows a fireball erupting across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W.Va. (AP Photo/West Virginia State Police)

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

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Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.
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Houston man accused of lying about blowout preventer tests

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If convicted on two counts of making false statements to federal agencies, he could get up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.
Crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D., in January 2015. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

North Dakota saltwater spill reached Missouri River

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But officials don’t expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies.
An undated photo of Energy XXI's unmanned oil production platform in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which took damage early Friday.

Feds to inspect fire damage at Energy XXI oil platform

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Federal regulators said Friday they will send personnel, weather permitting, to examine the damage at an oil production platform owned by Energy XXI in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, about 5 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
Crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D., in January 2015. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

Nearly 3 million gallons of brine spill in North Dakota oil boom’s largest leak

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The saltwater, known as brine, is an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is much saltier than sea water and may also contain petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations.
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Pipeline breach located beneath Yellowstone River

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Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in the spill.