Two railroad companies want to prevent the public from getting ahold of details about oil shipments through Washington state, a disclosure the federal government ordered be given to state emergency managers in the wake of several oil train accidents.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to be hit with a new federal indictment next month over a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010, a regulatory filing says.
A cow is suspected of causing a spill of natural gas liquids near a tributary of the Little Missouri River, prompting North Dakota regulators to warn energy companies to ensure their facilities are bovine-proof.
The “safety first” message extends – at least in theory – out to the field, where every new engineer and roughneck is constantly told “there’s no such thing as a small incident”, or “if you can’t do it safely, it’s not worth doing”.
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