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Green Energy Firm Fights UK Fracking Plans
Friday, December 09, 2016 Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the fracking industry by submitting applications for its new Green Gas Mills on sites already proposed for fracking.

Reports: Offshore Gas Worker Dies in North Sea Incident
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 An offshore gas worker has died after an incident in the North Sea, according to various media reports.

Minister Plays Down Landowner Threats To PNG LNG Operations
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Papua New Guinea's petroleum minister on Tuesday played down threats of disruptions to ExxonMobil's $19 billion PNG LNG project due to landowners being unable to buy a stake in the project by the end of this year.

Statoil Pledges to Slash CO2 Emissions by 2030
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Statoil's CEO Eldar Saetre has vowed to cut the company's CO2 emissions across its Norwegian assets over the next 13 years.

Statoil to Stop Using H225 Helicopter Variant Involved in Crash
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Statoil will not resume using Airbus' Super Puma helicopters even if Norway's Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift the ban imposed after a fatal crash off Norway in April.

Eni: Oil Worker Dies Following Congo Platform Fire
Friday, December 02, 2016 An oil and gas worker dies after a fire occurred on the Foukanda platform, located offshore the Republic of Congo, Italian energy firm Eni said Friday.

Afghan Taliban Offer Security For Copper, Gas Projects
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday offered to protect major government projects, such as the mining of a big copper deposit and an international natural gas pipeline project.

Norway To Investigate Oil Industry Safety After Accidents Rise
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Norway will appoint a public commission to look into the safety of the country's offshore oil and gas industry following a recent string of accidents, the government says.

Environmental Report on UK Oil, Gas Industry Shows Positive Trends
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Discharges to sea and emissions to the air by the UK's oil and gas industry have been on an overall downward trend over the last 15 years, according to industry body Oil & Gas UK's Environment Report 2016.

PGNiG: 6 Oil, Gas Workers Kidnapped in Pakistan, Whereabouts Unknown
Monday, November 28, 2016 Six oil and gas employees working for a contractor that seismic research company Geofizyka Krakow has been in collaboration with have been kidnapped in the northwestern part of Pakistan.

IRNA: NIOC Helicopter Crashes in Caspian Sea
Monday, November 28, 2016 A helicopter working for the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) crashed in the Caspian Sea early Sunday, killing all five passengers on-board, according to Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

More Company Climate Votes Ahead, As Trump May Loosen Energy Rules
Friday, November 25, 2016 Activist shareholders plan a record number of resolutions focused on climate change at U.S. company annual meetings in 2017, even as President-elect Trump looks set to loosen environmental regulations.

Report: Fire Alarm Triggered at Statoil's Heimdal Platform
Friday, November 25, 2016 A fire alarm has been triggered at the Statoil Heimdal platform in the North Sea, according to Norwegian daily newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

Will Oklahoma Earthquakes Spur Technological Innovation in Oil, Gas?
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Oklahoma wants to give oil and gas producers regulatory space to find innovative alternatives to disposal well injection, but will cost prove a roadblock?

PSA Launches Investigation Into Scarabeo 5 Fire
Thursday, November 24, 2016 The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) launches an investigation into a fire which broke out in an engine room on the Scarabeo 5 drilling unit Nov. 22.

OMV Finds Crack in Maari Platform, Ceases Production
Thursday, November 24, 2016 The operator of the Maari oil-field, OMV New Zealand, has ceased oil production and is de-manning the Maari wellhead platform as a precautionary measure.

SNP Calls for more Emergency Towing Vessels Following Transocean Incident
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The Scottish National Party has labelled the UK government's decision to leave Scotland with one emergency towing vessel as "dangerous".

Statoil: Fire Under Control at Saipem Rig Off Norway
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A fire in an engine room on Saipem's Scarabeo 5 drilling rig is now under control, Statoil says.

Statoil: Saipem Rig Catches Fire Off Norway, No Injuries Reported
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A fire broke out in an engine room on Saipem's Scarabeo 5 drilling rig in the Norwegian Sea.

Study Identifies Highest Methane Emitters of Abandoned US Wells
Friday, November 18, 2016 Researchers say their identification of common traits of high-emitting abandoned wells can help states address methane emissions.

WoodMac: 50% of Oil Majors' Production could be Hit with Carbon Costs
Friday, November 18, 2016 Up to 50% of oil majors' production could be hit with carbon costs over the next decade, if the countries and regions that currently price carbon extend their policies to the extractives sectors.

IEA: Industry Entering Period of Greater Oil Price Volatility
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 The industry is entering a period of greater oil price volatility, according to Fatih Birol, the IEA's executive director.

OPITO to Digitize Oil, Gas Safety Training
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 International training standards body OPITO will digitize safety training in the oil and gas industry in order to increase efficiency.

GE, BP Launch 'Fitbit' for Oil, Gas Assets
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 GE and BP's new offshore digital technology solution will permit operators to track the health and condition of assets with an electronic pulse.

Industry Groups File Lawsuit over BLM Methane Emissions Rule
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Energy industry groups argue that BLM does not have the authority to create rules to reduce oil and gas methane emissions from federal lands.

Where Earthquakes Meet Oil, a Rare Business Opportunity Emerges
Monday, November 14, 2016 Brian Kalt's got a pretty funky plan to stop the surge in earthquakes in Oklahoma and save the state's reeling oil industry.

Source: Trump Looking at Fast Ways to Quit Global Climate Deal
Sunday, November 13, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the U.S. from the global agreement to combat climate change that was signed in Paris in 2015.

Albanian Refinery Fire Kills One, Flames Put Out
Friday, November 11, 2016 An explosion at an Albanian-U.S.-owned refinery in the southern area of Ballsh overnight killed one person and wounded seven others, causing an enormous fire that was put out on Friday.

Industry Lobby Groups Sound Off on Trump's Election as President
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Lobby groups for and against Trump offer their thoughts on what a Trump presidency means for US energy policy, the economy and environment.

Oil & Gas UK Publishes Data on Size, Shape of Offshore Workforce
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Data on the size and shape of the offshore workforce has been made available on Oil & Gas UK's website in an effort to help guide the future design of offshore safety equipment.

Blast Rocks Pipeline Feeding Forcados Terminal In Nigeria's Delta
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 A blast rocks a pipeline operated by Nigeria's state-run oil company that feeds the Forcados terminal in the restive southern Niger Delta energy hub.

US Oil Hub Works To Resume Normal Operations After 5.0 Earthquake
Monday, November 07, 2016 US pipeline companies restart operations in Oklahoma after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake late on Sunday triggered safety shutdowns.

Canada Oil Spill Program Hit By Cheap Crude, Lacks Applicants
Sunday, November 06, 2016 The 2-year oil price crash has hurt a Canadian government program that funds research on oil spill cleanups, resulting in fewer applicants than expected, a senior federal official said.

EIA's Turk: CCS Clean Energy Contribution Still Lagging Behind
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Carbon capture and storage technology is currently not doing its part to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, Dave Turk, head of the IEA energy environment division says.

Militants Attack Oil Pipeline In Niger Delta
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Militants in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta oil hub attack a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Nigeria's Buhari Meets Niger Delta Leaders, Militants In Abuja
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari meets leaders from the Niger Delta and representatives of militant groups which have been attacking oil facilities in the restive region, a witness and official said.

Nigerian Oil Workers Union Confirms Attack On NPC Pipeline In Niger Delta
Monday, October 31, 2016 A Nigerian oil workers union has confirmed an attack on a pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta oil hub claimed by a militant group.

NNPC, Nigeria Police Pledge Collaboration to Curb Oil, Gas Attacks
Friday, October 28, 2016 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) pledge to work more closely together to tackle attacks on oil and gas facilities across the country.

Iran Says Gas Flow To Turkey Halted After Pipeline Blast
Friday, October 28, 2016 The flow of Iranian natural gas to Turkey halted after an explosion hit a gas pipeline in eastern Turkey, a senior Iranian official told Iran's news agency Tasnim.

PSA Asks Statoil Whether Recent Incidents Related To Cost Cutting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Norway's PSA says it asked Statoil to investigate whether a number of recent incidents at the oil producer's facilities might be related and linked to cost cuts.

Alberta Regulator Launches Investigation In Trilogy Oil Line Leak
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Alberta Energy Regulator issued a formal notice of investigation to Trilogy Energy.

Airport Staff Involved In Total CEO Plane Crash Had Been Drinking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Two Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash in which the CEO of Total, was killed had been drinking alcohol, Russia's aviation regulator says.

Statoil Says Restarts Output At Statfjord A Platform After Fire
Monday, October 24, 2016 Production at Statoil's Statfjord A oil platform in the North Sea has restarted after it was shut due to a fire on Oct. 16, the company said on Monday.

Hundreds in Los Angeles Protest Climate Change, North Dakota Pipeline
Monday, October 24, 2016 Hollywood stars among protesters attending climate rally in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, while 80 protesters arrested near pipeline construction site in North Dakota.

Islamic State Attacks Kirkuk, Oil Production Not Affected
Friday, October 21, 2016 Islamic State militants attack several buildings in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Friday before dawn.

BLOG: Oil, Gas Company Lends Support to Driver Safety Initiative
Friday, October 21, 2016 A new program aims to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on Permian Basin roadways to zero.

DNV GL Calls On Industry to Join Safety JIP
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 DNV GL has called on oil and gas companies to team up for a joint industry safety project, after investigating over 2,000 incidents and failures globally and identifying a number of data trends.

New BLM Regulations to Add Red Tape for Oil, Gas Operations
Monday, October 17, 2016 A recent update to BLM regulations could add significant cost burdens for oil and gas production on US federal and Indian lands, industry groups say.

Production Still Shut at Statfjord A Following Platform Fire
Monday, October 17, 2016 Production is still shut at Statoil's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea following an Oct. 16 fire, a company spokesperson told Rigzone.

IoT Technology to Reduce Need for Oil, Gas Workers Offshore
Friday, October 14, 2016 IoT technology will reduce the number of workers needed on offshore oil and gas facilities, an official with Oceaneering International tells Rigzone.

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