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A heavy duty jack-up rig drills over the Forties Echo platform (Apache Corp.)

Supply vessel hits Apache platform; company says no injuries or spills

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Apache said the platform has been shut down but there hasn’t been any leak of oil or gas. It’s unclear when production will resume.
Derailed oil tanker train cars burn near Mount Carbon, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Marcus Constantino)

Wisconsin Democrats want oil train rules on fast track

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Four fiery oil train accidents illustrate the need for a rapid phase out of “antiquated” tank cars that are prone to rupture, lawmakers say.
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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.
(Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

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Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg)

Fatal explosion came during maintenance work

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The fatal explosion came nearly six months after federal drilling regulators warned that the facility had failed to maintain all equipment in a safe condition so as to ensure the protection of the lease and associated facilities.
(Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Feds probe fatal offshore blast

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Federal investigators are on the scene of a oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.
A member of Exxon Mobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Feds boosting oil spill liability limits

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The Coast Guard moved Tuesday to boost the liability limits capping how much companies must pay for oil spills that foul U.S. waters.
Clouds of black smoke billow from Shoko Maru, a 998-ton Japanese oil tanker, after it exploded off the southwest coast near Himeji port, western Japan, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Japan's 5th Regional Coast Guard)

Japan oil tanker explodes off coast; 1 missing

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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.
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)

Charges brought in Quebec railway disaster

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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.
(Mathew Sumner/San Francisco Chronicle)

Drilling suspended after waves strike rig

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Anadarko Petroleum suspended drilling while it evaluates the status of a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig hit by heavy waves Tuesday morning.