A fuel pipeline beneath a western Illinois cornfield has exploded, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations. More »
Enbridge Inc. has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an extension to complete dredging of Michigan’s Kalamazoo River to clean up after a July 2010 oil pipeline spill. More »
A Canadian judge has granted creditor protection to a rail company whose runaway oil train caused an explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec, a day after the company filed for bankruptcy. More »
An attorney who represents 30 of the victims’ families accused the chairman of trying to use the legal system to shield his companies from legal responsibility.
It’s definitely been a rough couple of weeks for everyone in the oil & gas industry. On almost exactly the same day, a blowout lead to the total destruction of a jackup rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and Halliburton admitted to destroying after the Macondo incident cementing-related data. Add to that the death of George Mitchell, and you have one pretty sad month of July, one that I definitely would like to put behind me. More »
Japan’s government says it will step in to tackle contaminated water leaks at the country’s crippled nuclear plant, and is considering funding a multibillion-dollar project to fix the problem. More »
Mayflower residents pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. and a subsidiary said in a court filing Monday that it would be wrong for a judge to dismiss their claims. More »
Workers on Sunday began a month-long quest to plug a gas well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico in July, forcing the evacuation of 44 people and igniting a fire that raged for two days. More »
Chevron on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in connection with a fire at its refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond. More »
Recent incidents have brought new attention to dangers that still lurk on the shallow continental shelf, where companies rely on decades-old pipes and platforms to tap aging fields. More »
In the wake of a deadly train accident in Canada, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has issued a series of measures to be undertaken by all railroads to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally.
A technical report on the ExxonMobil pipeline that failed in Faulkner County and spilled crude oil in a neighborhood shows that problems were identified with its construction method as early as 1989, a newspaper reported. More »