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Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer arrives in Everette on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria, seattlepi.com)

Records detail equipment failure on Arctic drilling rig

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The records, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also describe a botched fire drill by the crew of another Shell-contracted drilling rig months before it began boring an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea.

Records detail equipment failure on Arctic drilling rig

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Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer arrives in Everette on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria, seattlepi.com)
The records, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also describe a botched fire drill by the crew of another Shell-contracted drilling rig months before it began boring an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea.
(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center. (Houston Chronicle)

Spill claims boss says he’s closely following BP settlement rules

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The Louisiana claims administrator that BP says is too loose with its oil spill settlement money has struck back.
(AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Brent Lewis)

U.S. predicts lower heating bills this winter

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“Temperatures are forecast to be warmer than last winter and that means less demand for heat,” said Adam Sieminski, administrator of the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.
Categories: Consumers, Markets, Weather
(Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg)

Female roughneck tells story of life on the oil field

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Carla Restivo started her career in 1976 as roughneck. She explained her experiences as a woman in field dominated by men.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Judge dismisses Nebraska’s EPA lawsuit

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Nebraska’s attorney general filed the lawsuit in January, saying “the impossible standards imposed by the EPA will ensure no new power plants are built in Nebraska.”
Aerial photo of a well pad in southwestern Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy Dana Caulton)

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

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The fine is over what Pennsylvania environmental regulators describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.
(AP Photo/HO, Shell)

ConocoPhillips strikes oil off Senegal

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The company said further evaluation would be needed to determine whether or not the well had reached enough oil to make producing it commercially viable.
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Here’s one oil & gas industry outreach program you should definitely stand behind

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The message is so important, and the company pushing that message is so appropriate, that I can’t help but be really, really enthused about this latest outreach effort from one particular and very significant player in the oil & gas industry.