The CEO of CVR Energy, which owns the refinery in Wynnewood, said in a statement Sunday that the Sugar Land, Texas, company is working with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and state agencies that are trying to determine what caused the explosion.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A boiler that was being brought back online after maintenance exploded at an oil refinery in Wynnewood, killing one worker and injuring another, Garvin County’s sheriff said Saturday. More »
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created e-mail, helped spur development of the Kindle and a variety of other things.
A corroded pipe that failed and triggered a leak and massive fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond refinery had a low silicon content that went undetected during the company’s tests and therefore was unaddressed, the manager in charge of the facility said. More »
Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Chevron after discovering that the company detoured pollutants around monitoring equipment at its Richmond refinery for four years and burned them off into the atmosphere, in possible violation of a federal court order, The Chronicle has learned. More »
Chevron and BP received more than half of the deep-water drilling permits granted in early 2012, according to a report by research firm GlobalData. More »
A fire that broke out at a Venezuelan oil refinery was apparently caused by a lightning strike, the country’s top oil official said Thursday. More »
A big fire erupted at a natural gas pipeline distribution center near Mexico’s border with the United States on Tuesday, killing 26 maintenance workers and forcing evacuations of people in nearby ranches and homes. More »
Petroleos Mexicanos, the world’s fourth-largest oil producer, said 26 workers died in its deadliest blast since 2010 after a fire at a gas distribution hub in Mexico near the U.S. border, about 14 miles from McAllen, Texas. More »
BP Plc said its Ula oil field off Norway, shut down following an oil leak, won’t start again until after an internal investigation has been completed. More »
A Utah man has died of injuries suffered in an oil rig explosion in western North Dakota. More »
As a federal judge prepares to rule on a proposed settlement related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, attorneys were in his New Orleans courtroom Friday arguing over how to apply a law passed in response to another disaster 20 years earlier — the Exxon Valdez spill. More »
With several Caribbean countries embracing offshore oil drilling, nations in the region need to step up their ability to combat emergencies stemming from deep-water wells, an industry leader and former U.S. regulator said Friday. More »
A New Orleans federal judge will receive an update Friday on the mountain of litigation surrounding the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, amid a surge of complaints about a proposed class-action settlement of some of the lawsuits. More »
Use of chemical dispersant and the subsea location of oil released in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster gave bacteria easy access to dissolve 200,000 tons, according to research published this week. More »