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. More »
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”. More »
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. More »
John Giles, president and CEO of Central Maine and Quebec Railway, said he hopes to have an agreement with officials in Lac Megantic, Quebec, within 10 days that would allow the railroad to ship non-hazardous goods, restoring the vital link between the railroad’s operations to the east and west of the community. More »
With hurricane season just days away, forecasters are predicting a more mild summer, but offshore producers are preparing nonetheless. More »
The Quebec provincial prosecutor’s office said 47 counts of criminal negligence have been filed against engineer Thomas Harding, manager of train operations Jean Demaitre, and Richard Labrie, the railway’s traffic controller. More »
Safety must be the backbone of any offshore company’s corporate culture because four of every five major offshore accidents are caused by human errors rather than mechanical or structural failures, an Anadarko Petroleum executive said Monday. More »
The offshore oil and gas industry only has to look back four years to see why investing in safety isn’t a frivolous expenditure, it’s hard-nose business, the nation’s top offshore regulator said Monday. More »
Sen. Mark Udall says a Union Pacific derailment and oil spill in Weld County illustrates the importance of upgrading rail safety regulations. More »
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.