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Canadian Oil Sands Halts Syncrude Production After Fire, Prices Spike
Monday, August 31, 2015 Canadian Oil Sands Ltd halts crude oil production after a fire damaged equipment at its processing facility in northern Alberta.

API Calls Ozone Rule Review Rushed, Potentially Costly
Monday, August 31, 2015 API says that the Obama administration’s truncated review of EPA’s proposed ozone standards could be costly, calling for Obama to let the existing standard work.

XTO Energy Well in North Dakota Suffers Blowout, Leaks 550 Barrels
Monday, August 31, 2015 A North Dakota oil well owned by Exxon Mobil subsidiary XTO Energy blows out, leaking more than 550 barrels (23,100 gallons) of crude, some of which left the wellpad and seeped into surrounding grasses.

Fire at Saudi Oil Workers' Compound Kills 10, Many Injured
Monday, August 31, 2015 Fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 10 people, the Civil Defence agency says.

Environmental Groups to Sue EPA Over Waste Disposal Rules
Friday, August 28, 2015 Several environmental groups plan to sue the EPA, claiming the agency has failed in its duty to review and update regulations associated with oil and gas waste.

Helicopter Operation Safety Review: Problems & Effectiveness
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Rigzone looks at the Civil Aviation Authority's 2015 progress with its helicopter operation safety review.

Shell Lifts Force Majeure on Gas Supplies to Nigeria's NLNG
Friday, August 21, 2015 Shell's Nigerian joint venture lifts its force majeure on natural gas supplies to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company after repairing a pipeline.

Five 'Hot' Oil, Gas Safety Technologies
Thursday, August 20, 2015 From rig simulators to flameproof motors, Rigzone takes a look at five of the latest safety technologies for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Climate Boss Says EU Can Only Back A Strong Paris Deal
Thursday, August 20, 2015 The EU supports a UN deal to cap global warming only if the agreement is legally binding and includes regular reviews.

EPA Rule to Have Limited Production, Cost Impact
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 The EPA's proposed rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas operations will have limited impact on US production and cost, analysts say.

Spend More To Save More? CSR Programs Can Save Operators Millions
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Experts say investing socially in emerging countries could pay big dividends to oil and gas companies in the long run.

ENI To Start Producing From Arctic Oilfield Off Norway In A Few Weeks
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 ENI plans to start oil production from Norway's first Arctic oil development in a few weeks after years of delays and cost overruns.

Groups Say Proposed EPA Rules to Add Costly Burden to Oil, Gas Industry
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 A proposed EPA rule to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations will add a "costly burden" to the oil and gas industry, say industry groups.

Clinton Parts With Obama Administration On Arctic Drilling
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton staked out her opposition to Arctic oil exploration, putting her at odds with the Obama administration one day after it approved drilling off Alaska.

US Gives Shell Final Nod To Drill For Oil In Arctic
Monday, August 17, 2015 The Obama administration grants Shell the final permit to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic.

Fracking Pullbacks Fail to Diminish Water Management Market Value
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Despite a decline in hydraulic fracturing activity, the value of the fracking water management market remains at $1.9 billion, Lux Research reports.

Russia Resubmits Claim For Energy-Rich Arctic Shelf
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Russia announces it resubmit a claim to the UN, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests.

ONE Future Coalition Seeks to Achieve Emissions of 1% or Less
Friday, July 31, 2015 Rigzone speaks the ONE Future Coalition about their goal of reducing the average methane emissions across oil and gas operations to 1% or less.

Unite Members Reject Latest OCA Proposals
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Unite union members reject the latest proposals by the Offshore Contractors' Association over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea, increasing the likelihood of industrial action.

Oil & Gas UK Launches New Guidelines on Planned Maintenance Shutdowns
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Oil & Gas UK launches new guidelines in an attempt to minimize the frequency and duration of planned maintenance shutdowns and improve the reliability and safety of installations on the UK Continental Shelf.

WRI Study Outlines Solutions for States in Monitoring Methane Emissions
Thursday, July 30, 2015 A World Resources Institute working paper outlines strategies for US states in curbing methane emissions from new and modified natural gas infrastructure.

BP Misses 2nd Quarter Profit Forecast on Spill Charge
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 BP misses 2Q 2015 profit expectations due to a $9.8 billion pre-tax charge related to the 2010 Macondo oil spill.

Report: Green Group Sues ConocoPhillips, CNOOC over China Oil Spill
Monday, July 27, 2015 China Daily reports that a maritime court in Qingdao will hear a landmark case brought against US oil giant ConocoPhillips and China's CNOOC.

Cuadrilla Appeals Council's Shale Gas Planning Refusals
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Cuadrilla Resources says it will appeal decisions made last month by a local authority in northwest England to refuse planning applications for shale gas exploration sites.

US Says Shell Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill In Arctic Oil Zone
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 The US Interior Department grants Shell its final two permits to explore for oil in the Arctic this summer.

Engineering Firm: Work At Site Of Nexen Spill Done On Tight Schedule
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Infrastructure at the site in northern Alberta of one of the biggest oil-related pipeline spills ever on North American soil was installed on a "tight schedule".

Oklahoma Broadens Oil And Gas Drilling Regulations To Stem Quakes
Friday, July 17, 2015 Oklahoma expands restrictions on oil and gas drilling activities to stem a sharp increase in earthquakes that worried residents, damaged homes and raised concerns about the future of the energy industry in the state.

Oil, Gas Industry Sounds Off on BSEE Proposed Well Control Rule
Friday, July 17, 2015 Oil and gas organizations express concerns with a proposed rule by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regarding BOPs and well control.

UKOOG Welcomes Shale Gas Report Recommendations
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 UKOOG welcomes a new report assessing the impact on local environment and health of shale gas extraction in the UK.

Eni Revises Death Toll in Nigeria's Oil Pipeline Fire to 13
Monday, July 13, 2015 Eni revises upward the death toll in Nigeria's Tebidaba-Clough Creek pipeline fire to 13 after one of the three people warded for injuries died in hospital.

Schlumberger Achieves Center for Offshore Safety SEMS Certification
Friday, July 10, 2015 Schlumberger becomes the first service/supply contractor to voluntarily achieve SEMS certification to Center for Offshore Safety Program expectations.

UH Study: Barnett Methane Emissions Higher Than Previously Thought
Friday, July 10, 2015 Methane emissions from natural gas exploration and production activity in North Texas’ Barnett shale are higher than previously estimated, according to a new UH survey.

Pipeline Blast in Nigeria Kills 12 People at Repair Site
Friday, July 10, 2015 Italy's Eni says an explosion at a repair site on one of its Nigerian oil pipelines killed 12 people and injured three others Thursday afternoon.

Frontera Hits 1 Million Hours Safety Milestone
Friday, July 10, 2015 Frontera Resources surpasses more than 1 million hours worked, throughout its operations, without any recordable injuries.

Canada Eyes Impact Of Long Oil Trains On Railway Track Integrity
Friday, July 10, 2015 Canadian officials are studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of the country's railway tracks, says Transport Minister Lisa Raitt.

In California, Big Oil Finds Water Is Its Most Prized Commodity
Thursday, July 09, 2015 California's epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it's struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year.

Union: Two Die At Petrobras Terminal; Fire Hits Offshore Platform
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Two workers died at a construction project at a Brazilian oil terminal operated by Petrobras, a union representing oil workers says in a statement.

Shell's Ice Management Vessel Damaged In Alaska
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Shell's icebreaker vessel Fennica returned to the Dutch Harbor in Alaska with a small breech in the hull, raising concerns about the company's plan to resume drilling in the Arctic later this month.


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