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Feds: Pipe tear caused oil refinery blast

A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say.  More »

Officials seek clues in natural gas facility blast

State and federal regulators looking for what caused an explosion at a liquefied natural gas facility on the Washington-Oregon border began interviewing injured workers Tuesday as an evacuation order covering hundreds of nearby residents was lifted.  More »

Utility criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.  More »

Workers injured as blast rocks Washington gas plant

A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers.  More »

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.  More »

Chevron pizza scandal isn’t one in small town

Critics are raging after Chevron offered pizza coupons to a community near a fatal natural gas well explosion. But the talk of the Pennsylvania town is more the furious response by outsiders.  More »

One gas well sealed after fatal blast in Pennsylvania

The well caught fire Feb. 11.  More »

Gas line blast injures two, destroys homes

The 30-inch pipeline, which was about 20 feet underground, is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission. It brought fresh fears to some residents who are opposing a nearby pipeline project by Williams Co.  More »

Investigators delay finalizing report on fatal Tesoro refinery blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has delayed finalizing its investigative report into an April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, prompting criticism from its own members and others.  More »

Crew extinguishes Mississippi plant fire

The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel.  More »

Explosion causes fire at Mississippi biodiesel plant

An evacuation was ordered after winds began shifting smoke from the blaze and heavy smoke began to accumulate on the ground, said Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton.  More »

New regulations for oil on rail cars to come in 2015

Regulations that could force oil companies to use stronger rail cars to move crude will likely be ready in 2015, according to a schedule published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  More »
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