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BSEE, Fieldwood Investigating Explosion from Maintenance on Echo Platform
Friday, November 21, 2014 An investigation is underway into a maintenance incident that killed one worker and injured three on a Gulf of Mexico platform.

One Dead in Explosion at Fieldwood Platform in Gulf of Mexico
Friday, November 21, 2014 An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company say.

Draft Law: Germany to Leave Door Ajar for Fracking
Thursday, November 20, 2014 The German government plans to stop short of an outright ban on fracking for shale gas.

Israel Must Improve 'Erratic and Unclear' Oil, Gas Regulations
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Israel still has a lot of work to do to improve "erratic and unclear" regulations if its oil and gas industry is to flourish, speakers say at the UOG 2014 conference.

Study: Groundwater Quality Not Impacted by Bakken
Monday, November 17, 2014 Energy development in the Williston Basin oil production area of Montana and North Dakota, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, has not affected shallow groundwater quality, according to a recently published study.



Sinopec to Spend Billions to Handle Oil Pipeline Safety Problems
Monday, November 17, 2014 China's Sinopec pledges to spend $4.6 billion over three years to address safety concerns related to its oil pipelines.

Halliburton Worker Killed in Colorado Fracking Accident
Friday, November 14, 2014 An accident at a fracking site in Colorado killed a Halliburton worker and seriously injured two as they tried to thaw a high-pressure water line that had frozen in record-breaking cold conditions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.