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Three Azeri Workers Die In Offshore Platform Accident
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea, SOCAR says.

Russian Prosecutors Detain More Suspects In Total CEO Plane Crash
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Prosecutors detain four Moscow airport workers and deny bail to the driver of a snow plough involved in the plane crash that killed the CEO of Total earlier this week.

Storms Prompt Mexico's Pemex To Evacuate 15,000 Workers From Gulf
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Pemex says it is evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude oil output.

Total CEO de Margerie Killed In Moscow As Jet Hits Snow Plough
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The chief executive of Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials say.

Industry, US Coast Guard Focus on Safety While Performing Core Functions
Friday, October 10, 2014 As the industry strives to improve safety during drilling operations, the US Coast Guard seeks to provide regulatory coverage without slowing the production process.



EU Policy Makers Propose Scrapping Mandatory Tar Sands Label
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 The European Commission proposes to scrap a mandatory requirement to labour tar sands as highly-polluting, which could enable Canada to ship crude from tar sands to Europe.

Workers Rescued After Fire Breaks Out on Cook Inlet Platform
Thursday, October 02, 2014 The Coast Guard responds to a fire that broke out on a Cook Inlet gas drilling platform.

Exxon CEO Sees Some Disruption From Ebola Outbreak
Thursday, October 02, 2014 ExxonMobil has seen some of its oil and gas activities in West Africa disrupted by the Ebola outbreak, including plans to drill offshore Liberia, the company's chief executive officer Tillerson says.

Maze Of Federal Oversight Impedes North Dakota's Anti-Flaring Push
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 North Dakota's oil producers will struggle to comply with aggressive rules taking effect designed to curb the wasteful burning of natural gas, hindered by lengthy federal reviews of crucial pipelines.

Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years To Fix Tank Cars
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 The oil and railroad industries are urging US regulators to allow them as long as 7 years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport crude oil, an industry official says.

Shell Evacuates North Sea Platform After Container Drops Into Sea
Monday, September 29, 2014 Shell says it is evacuating non-essential staff from a North Sea oil platform after a container unit fell from a crane into the sea but caused no injuries.

Statoil Halts Aasgard A Production Due To Bad Weather
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Statoil shuts production at its Aasgard A field in the Norwegian Sea due to bad weather and expects production to resume shortly, spokesman Morten Eek says.

North Dakota Oil Producers Resist Wholesale Safety Overhaul
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Hess and other major North Dakota oil producers tell top state energy regulators that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe.

Salamander Gets EIA, to Drill in G4/50 License Off Thailand By End 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014 Salamander Energy to drill in G4/50 license in the Gulf of Thailand before the end of 2014 after receiving approval for the environmental impact assessment.

Chevron Meets New, Voluntary Shale Drilling Rules
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The final report from a study on fracking found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water
Monday, September 15, 2014 A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.

One Millionth Barrel Delivered from Arctic Field Offshore Russia
Monday, September 15, 2014 Russia's Gazprom Neft delivers the one millionth barrel from its Prirazlomnoye field in the Arctic.

UK Onshore Industry Disappointed by South Downs Ruling
Thursday, September 11, 2014 The UK onshore oil and gas sector said it finds a decision to turn down an application to carry out exploration near the village of Fernhurst in southeast England 'regrettable'.

US Crude Export Prospects Expand Niche For Oilfield Stabilizers
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Orders have surged for a type of oilfield equipment primarily used to make a light variety of crude safe for pipelines.

UK Government Lends Hand to BP in US Gulf Oil Spill Rulings
Monday, September 08, 2014 The UK government urges the US Supreme Court to review rulings against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

New Fines May Prompt BP To Cut Back In Russia, Elsewhere
Friday, September 05, 2014 The prospect of up to $18 billion in new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could see BP sell off some of its Russian interests.

US Court Says BP 'Grossly Negligent' In 2010 Spill, Billions In Fines Loom
Thursday, September 04, 2014 BP was "grossly negligent" for its role in the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a US district judge says.

Norway-Focused Firms Join Oil Spill Project
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Aptomar launches a Norwegian project with Eni, Statoil, GDF Suez and OMV aimed at improving oil spill detection and management.

Man Dies After Incident On BP North Sea Oil Platform
Thursday, September 04, 2014 A man dies after an incident on a North Sea oil platform owned by BP.

WRI: Insufficient Water Might Curtail Fracking in Some Countries
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 A global resources institute finds that many countries might not have enough water to practice hydraulic fracturing.

Two Of Mexico's Oil Export Ports Reopen After Dolly Downgraded
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Two of Mexico's three main oil exporting ports in the Gulf of Mexico were reopened after major storm Dolly was downgraded.

Argentina's YPF Reports Fire At Well, Says Energy Output Not Hurt
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 YPF says a fire occurred at a Vaca Muerta well but there were no injuries and production was not affected.

Tropical Storm Dolly Hits Mexico's Northeast Coast
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Tropical storm Dolly lashed Mexico's northeast coast, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says, bringing torrential rain and life threatening flash floods.

Tropical Storms Bear Down On Mexico From Both Coasts
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Severe weather has already forced the closure of two of the major crude oil export terminals used by Pemex.