Most of the eye-popping technology on display at OTC is mind-numbingly complex. Others, like the wares at the Trauma Locker booth, are so simple they inspire an age-old question: Why didn’t I think of this? More »
The energy industry has deployed technology that can stop the most devastating offshore blowouts in four strategic locations around the world in order to ensure they can be quickly deployed to where they’re needed. More »
The National Transportation Safety Board says the crew’s actions, the train’s equipment or speed did not likely contribute to the fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. More »
Emergency officials say an oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia underscores the fact that many departments don’t have the resources to deal with such an accident along a busy route for hauling oil. More »
The explosion was 60 miles southeast of Carlsbad, N.M.
The 2012 rate is a dramatic increase from the 7 deaths per 100,000 workers recorded in 2007 before the state’s oil and economic boom took off.
Several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed in downtown and caught fire along the James River in Lynchburg, Va., leading to the evacuation of nearby buildings, but no injuries, city officials said. More »
State officials say an oily mist was sprayed over 27 acres of snow-covered tundra on the North Slope because of a pipeline failure. More »
A small fire burned at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant Monday, five days after an explosion forced the evacuation of a nearby town and shut down the facility. More »
A U.S. attorney on Monday urged a federal appeals court to reject Transocean’s challenge to subpoenas for documents linked to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, arguing they are pivotal for a regulatory report on the disaster due in June. More »
Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery has been fined $24,000 related to the November explosion and fire that left one employee dead, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More »
There’s no estimate of when residents will be allowed to go home because it’s not known how long it will take for all the gas in the plant to burn off, a county spokesman said. More »
A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. More »
A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations. More »
The Coast Guard is crying foul at BP’s statement this week that active cleanup efforts to remove oil along the Gulf Coast shorelines have ended. More »