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Criminal activity suspected in explosion at French LyondellBasell plant

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The pair of blasts struck 1,600 feet apart and set fire to two tanks at the petrochemical plant in Berre L’Etang early Tuesday morning, sending a massive plume of smoke over Marseille, according to reports by the BBC and Reuters.
View of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform on fire on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on April 1, 2015. An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated.    (AFP PHOTO/ STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images)

Pemex says it will meet deliveries despite massive oil platform explosion

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Four workers died including one from Mexican oil services provider Cotemar SA and 16 others were injured Wednesday after a fire on the Abkatun platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
The sun rises over a drilling site in Frio County, Texas. (Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

OSHA says company involved in Midland explosion had violation in 2014

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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.
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3 workers killed in West Texas oil field rig explosion

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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.
A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

California State Senate holds hearing in Torrance on refinery explosion

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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.
A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

Exxon refinery unit in California down for maintenance before fire

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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.
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Video: Blast hits Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California

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Deuel says a small ground fire was quickly extinguished. He says the flare system was triggered for safety reasons.
oil tanker that spilled 450,000 gallons into intracoastal waterway in January 2010 (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Death toll of Brazilian oil ship explosion rises to 5

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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.
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Oil ship explosion in Brazil kills three, union says

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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.
In this image Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, provided by the West Virginia State Police, shows a fireball erupting across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W.Va. (AP Photo/West Virginia State Police)

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

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