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Leak contained at eastern Ohio natural gas well

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resrouces plans to investigate what caused the well to begin leaking uncontrollably, prompting the evacuation of field staff and residents within a 1.5-mile radius.
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. The fiery explosion killed at least 47 people in Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Oil train disaster settlement growing

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More than a dozen corporations that face potential liability in the Lac Megantic, Quebec, oil train disaster have agreed to pay over $200 million to the fund.
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Marathon evacuates personnel from two North Sea platforms

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About 75 workers were transferred to shore from the Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo platforms.
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2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

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The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
(AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Douglas Collier)

Out-of-control gas well keeping 25 families out of homes

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The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite.
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Small natural gas leak reported from Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

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The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.
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Houston company loses control of gas well in Ohio

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The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.
(AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Arkansas homes still for sale after oil spill

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The oil giant’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in March 2013, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into an Arkansas community.
(AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

New railroad rebuilding business after disaster in Quebec

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Central Maine and Quebec Railway spent $10 million on track improvements over the summer to increase train speeds that had been lowered to 10 mph in some places because of deferred maintenance.
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Lawsuit filed in deadly offshore explosion

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Separate lawsuits say the companies did not ensure equipment was cleared of all flammable materials and gases.