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Game camera catches spill by oil truck

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The mystery of an oil-field truck spill that closed two roads in Karnes County in March may have been solved — by a game camera.
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Investigators release new findings on cause of BP oil spill

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Federal investigators shed new light Thursday on why a key safety device failed to stop a blowout at BP’s Macondo well, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history four years ago.
A placard warns of flammability on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Railroads seek to limit oil train disclosures despite order in wake of explosions

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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.
A massive fire from a PG&E pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in Sept. 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

PG&E expects new indictment over explosion

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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.
The blowout preventer stack used at BP's failed Macondo well is lifted out of the Gulf of Mexico in September 2010. (AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Court: BP must pay Clean Water Act fines for spill

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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says BP can’t avoid fines for the 2010 Gulf oil spill by blaming equipment owned by Transocean.
In this July 29, 2010, photo, oil and water flow down Ceresco Dam as oil spill clean up continues along the Kalamazoo River near Ceresco, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Frtee Press, Andre J. Jackson)

Agency says no long-term health risk from spill

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Michigan’s health agency says there’s no long-term risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of a 2010 oil spill.
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Cow blamed for causing spill in oil patch

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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.
Clouds of black smoke billow from Shoko Maru, a 998-ton Japanese oil tanker, after it exploded off the southwest coast near Himeji port, western Japan, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Japan's 5th Regional Coast Guard)

Japan oil tanker explodes off coast; 1 missing

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A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country’s southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said.
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In the oil & gas industry, there should be no such thing as an “accident”

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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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Vancouver council weighs resolution against oil terminal

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Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are proposing a terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day.