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OSHA says company involved in Midland explosion had violation in 2014

The violation, which took place in February 2014, was related to “flammable and combustible liquids” and was specifically for “sources of ignition,” according to OSHA’s website.  More »

3 workers killed in West Texas oil field rig explosion

The well is owned by Parsley Energy of Midland. Company spokeswoman Lisa Elliott says the workers who died were employed by Mason Well Service Ltd. of Odessa, an independent contractor.  More »

California State Senate holds hearing in Torrance on refinery explosion

Refinery owner Exxon Mobil officials, first-responders and representatives of government environmental agencies were scheduled to appear at the public hearing at Torrance City Hall.  More »

Exxon refinery unit in California down for maintenance before fire

The Oil Price Information Service, which tracks the oil industry, said Thursday the unit was down for two days after problems with a recently repaired component within it.  More »

Video: Blast hits Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California

Deuel says a small ground fire was quickly extinguished. He says the flare system was triggered for safety reasons.  More »

Death toll of Brazilian oil ship explosion rises to 5

According to the Unified Oil Workers Federation, Brazil’s biggest oil industry union, the blast was caused by a gas leak in the vessel’s engine room.  More »

Oil ship explosion in Brazil kills three, union says

The Unified Oilworkers Federation said in a statement on its website that the blast was caused by a gas leak in the engine room of the vessel.  More »

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.  More »

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

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.  More »

Lawsuit filed in deadly offshore explosion

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

Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Fatal explosion came during maintenance work

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.  More »

Feds probe fatal offshore blast

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.  More »

Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

Blankenship entered the not guilty plea Thursday and has been released on $5 million bond.  More »

Fire out after BP Whiting refinery explosion

An explosion and fire occurred late Wednesday at BP’s biggest U.S. refinery in Whiting, Indiana, but appears to have left no serious injuries.  More »
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