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Trump to Expand Offshore Drilling, Review Post-Spill Rules
Friday, April 28, 2017 President Donald Trump moves to expand offshore oil drilling and to reconsider rules that safeguard the activity.

Next Battleground: An Aging Great Lakes Pipeline Stirs New Protest
Friday, April 28, 2017 In Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier: Pushing to rip out and reroute an existing pipeline - Enbridge Inc.'s aging Line 5, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac.

U.S. Pipeline Regulator Raises Penalties for Safety Violations -Notice
Friday, April 28, 2017 The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Friday said it increased the maximum civil penalties that may be imposed for violations of federal pipeline safety laws.

U.S. LNG Expands to Eastern Europe as Poland Avoids Russian Gas
Thursday, April 27, 2017 The U.S. is set to ship its first shale gas to a member of the former Soviet bloc as Europe seeks to cut its dependence on fuel from Russia.

Anadarko Shares Fall After Colorado Blast Prompts Well Closings
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Anadarko drops the most since August after the oil and natural gas explorer said it will shut more than 3,000 Colorado wells as part of an investigation into a deadly house explosion.

Oil Tankers Threaten Endangered Orcas, Tribes Say in Lawsuit
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Killer whales in the waters west of Seattle face heightened risk from an increased traffic of tankers that will carry oil from Kinder Morgan Inc.'s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, claim two Native American organizations.

Perry Says Trump Should Renegotiate, Not Exit, Paris Accord
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 The White House has said it will decide by next month what to do with the deal involving more than 190 nations struck in the French capital in 2015.

Norway's Statoil Plays Down Risks Ahead Of Arctic Drilling
Monday, April 24, 2017 Statoil plays down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea.

Dutch To Cut Gas Output To Reduce Earthquake Risk
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 The Netherlands will reduce production of its Groningen gas field by 10% from October to limit the risk of earthquakes.

BP Kills Alaska Well After Capping Oil, Natural Gas Leaks
Monday, April 17, 2017 A BP well located on Alaska's North Slope is no longer leaking crude oil or natural gas.

OPITO Looks To Digitize Safety Training to Remain Relevant
Monday, April 10, 2017 Workforce development organization OPITO is spearheading a project to transform the way oil and gas workers around the world undertake safety-critical emergency response training.

Oil Workers Seen as Target in New Phase of South Sudan's War
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Crude oil brings in the cash to keep South Sudan's army fighting. That may have made oil workers a target for rebels waging the African nationís three-year civil war.

Crude Apill Hits Venezuela Oil Port, Exports Unaffected
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 PDVSA confirms reports of a crude spill from a pipeline connecting its main oil-exporting complex with a tanker loading facility, but said shipments have not been affected.

Italian Police Disrupt Protest To Prevent Olive Grove Removal
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Italian police break up a protest by environmentalists trying to prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees standing in the way of a $40 billion pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe.

Eco-Friendly Tech Not Vital for Students But Critical for Oil Sector Future
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 The adoption of more environmentally friendly technology won't attract more students into the oil and gas industry, but companies in the sector need to implement it to secure their future.

Libya's Oil Output Down 252,000 Bpd Due To Armed Protests
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Production at the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed factions, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day.

Scottish Offshore Service Provider Praised by Charity Group
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Trinity International Services, a Scottish independent offshore catering provider, has been named as one of Scottish charity Erskine's 100 Heroes for 100 Years.

Unite Calls for Safety Transparency After Worker Radiation Exposure Claims
Monday, March 27, 2017 Unite calls for 'openness and transparency' on safety incidents offshore, after a group of workers were reported to have been exposed to radiation on the Thistle platform.

December North Dakota Crude Spill Larger Than Initially Estimated
Friday, March 24, 2017 A crude oil spill in western North Dakota in December is now believed to be about three times bigger than originally estimated, pipeline owner True Companies says.

HeliOffshore Deems North Sea Helicopter Operations Safe
Thursday, March 23, 2017 HeliOffshore confirms the safety of North Sea helicopter operations following a number of helicopter incidents in the region last year.

China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea
Monday, March 20, 2017 Chinese authorities rescue 13 people from oil tanker Xinglongzhou 569 that caught fire after a suspected explosion around 5pm on Sunday in the East China Sea.

Scotland Urged to Open Up on Mental Health Following Oil Price Crash
Monday, March 20, 2017 VSA and SAMH have teamed up to launch the 'Open Up' campaign, encouraging everyone in the north-east to open up about mental health following the effects of the oil price crash.

Regulator Responding To Husky Oil Spill In Canada's Alberta
Monday, March 20, 2017 The Alberta Energy Regulator is responding to a crude oil spill by Husky Energy in Canada's oil-rich Alberta province.

Fire At Syncrude Oil Sands Site Extinguished After Two Days
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The fire at Syncrude Canada's oil sands plant in northern Alberta was extinguished on Thursday morning.

EU Lawmakers Reject Call For Ban On Arctic Oil Exploration
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration.

EPA Hit Hardest As Trump Budget Targets Regulation
Thursday, March 16, 2017 President Donald Trump's administration proposes a 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget.

Oil Firm Quits Peru Amazon Due To Finances Not Tribal Pressure
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Pacific Exploration and Production Corp. decided not to develop one million hectares of land deep in the jungle on the Peru-Brazil border because of financial concerns, a company spokeswoman says.

Pirates Demand Ransom For Tanker Seized Off Somalia
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with 8 Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force says.

Somali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Pirates hijack an oil tanker with 8 Sri Lankan crew onboard, a Somali official says.

Opening Arctic for Drilling Is Trump Priority, Key Senator Says
Friday, March 10, 2017 Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska.

'Vital Missing Part' Found in Norway Helicopter Crash Investigation
Thursday, March 09, 2017 A 'vital missing part' has been found in connection with an ongoing investigation into an offshore helicopter crash that occurred last year, Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) says.

'Game-changing' Workwear to be Introduced in Arctic in April
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Wenaas Workwear, in collaboration with Norwegian research institution SINTEF, will launch a new generation of 'game-changing' workwear in April.

East Libyan Forces Mobilizing For Counter Attack At Oil Ports
Monday, March 06, 2017 East Libyan forces carry out fresh air strikes and mobilize ground forces as they attempt to win back two of Libya's largest oil ports, military officials say.

Oklahoma Native American Tribe Sues Energy Companies For Quake Damage
Friday, March 03, 2017 The Pawnee Nation filed a lawsuit in tribal court in Oklahoma against 27 oil and gas producers.

Armed Faction Enters Major Libyan Oil Port
Friday, March 03, 2017 East Libyan forces carry out air strikes and clash with rival factions close to major oil terminals, eastern military officials say.

Oil Pumping From Iraq's Kirkuk Fields Stops Amid Search For Explosives
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Oil pumping from Iraq's northern Kirkuk fields stops after Kurdish forces were deployed to search for explosives said to have been planted by Islamic State.


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