Category: Safety/Security

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

The petition was filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics.  More »

Sempra subsidiary is first utility to get FAA drone license

A San Diego utility company say it’s the first utility in the country to get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly a drone.  More »

Lightning hits 3rd North Dakota saltwater facility

In tanks, the mix of gas and oil that comes with the saltwater can be volatile.  More »

$10 million pipeline research center to open in Houston

An industry-supported research center under construction in Houston will provide facilities for testing and evaluating pipelines in a move to reduce sometimes-disastrous ruptures.  More »

Regulator says collaboration needed offshore

One of the biggest obstacles in boosting the safety of offshore drilling is making sure a massive web of contractors and oil companies are working collaboratively to prevent accidents, a top federal regulator says.  More »

‘Dragonfly’ attacks should alert generators to threat, experts say

A new wave of cyberattacks should be a wake-up call to U.S. electricity generators and grid operators who believe their control systems are safe from hackers, data security experts say.  More »

Russian hackers threatening power companies, researchers say

A Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and Europe and may be capable of disrupting power supplies, cybersecurity researchers said.  More »

Oil industry forms cyberattack information hub

A Hunt Oil executive and others are planning to put together a staff of cyber-security experts this year to form a new group that will collect information and analyze cyber-attacks on the oil and gas industry.  More »

North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said a pattern of fiery accidents involving trains carrying crude from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana had created an “imminent hazard” to public safety.  More »

Iraq militants launch fresh raid on oil refinery

Sunni militants launched a dawn raid Wednesday on a key Iraqi oil refinery they have been trying to take for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said.  More »

Iraq upheaval threatens oil development plans

The turmoil in Iraq has thrown the OPEC member’s ambitious plans to boost oil production into doubt, threatening to crimp its most vital economic lifeline.  More »

Five things to know about how Iraq’s turmoil affects oil markets

Sarah Haggas, an expert on the Middle East region for the energy team at consulting firm IHS, explains what you need to know about how turmoil in Iraq by militant group ISIS is affecting the energy sector.  More »
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