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Woodside Invests in Cyber Security Company
Monday, March 18, 2019 Woodside Energy has invested in Sapien Cyber Ltd, a Western Australian cyber security firm.

Houston Chemical Fires Rage on Until Fuel Burns Out
Monday, March 18, 2019 Recent petrochemical tank fires in Houston will likely burn for two more days or until the fuel runs out.

Strikes Begin at Shetland Gas Plant
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Unite union members at Shetland Gas Plant have commenced industrial action.

Job-Threatening Colorado Bill Reaches Senate Floor
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Senate Bill 19-81 has been scheduled for second reading at the Colorado Senate.

First Day of UK Strike Begins
Monday, March 11, 2019 UK union Unite's offshore membership on the Total Elgin-Franklin platforms and the Total North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms has gone ahead with a 24-hour strike.

Colorado Passes Bill Threatening 100,000+ Jobs
Thursday, March 07, 2019 The Colorado State Senate Transportation and Energy Committee passes a bill which the American Petroleum Institute says 'threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs'.

One Killed, Two Injured at Eni Gas Platform Offshore Ancona
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 A crane fell at the platform, killing the operator and injuring two others.

Libya's Biggest Oil Field Restarts
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Libya's biggest oil field resumed production, adding another complication to OPEC's effort to trim a global supply glut.

Offshore UK Strike Dates Revealed
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 UK union Unite reveals the complete strike schedule for its offshore membership on the Elgin-Franklin, North Alwyn, Dunbar and Shetland Gas Plant assets.

Global Gas Demand to Grow 10 Percent to 2030
Friday, February 22, 2019 Equinor expects global demand for gas will grow by around 10% towards 2030.

OPITO Appoints Ex-Transocean Manager
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Global energy industry skills body OPITO has appointed ex-Transocean manager Stuart Clow as a director.

Shell's GHG Targets Reflect Key Realization
Monday, February 18, 2019 Shell has set targets to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from its operations and the products it sells.

World's Biggest Battery to Boost Solar in Texas
Thursday, February 14, 2019 The world's largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country.

Oil's Twilight?
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The global oil industry's foundation of ever-expanding demand will probably crumble and that may hurt profits sooner than expected, according to a London fund manager.

Pipeline Shutdowns Cause Canadian Crude Prices to Plummet
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Canadian crude weakened after two critical oil pipelines remained partially shut amid an investigation into a possible leak in Missouri.

Anadarko Seeks Armored Vehicles for LNG Project
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Anadarko wants a fleet of at least six armored vehicles capable of stopping AK-47 bullets.

Body Recovered After Person Goes Missing on Rig
Monday, January 28, 2019 Total has revealed that a body has been recovered from the sea following reports of a missing person from the Maersk Highlander rig.

AMLO Doubles Down to End Fuel Theft after PEMEX Explosion
Monday, January 21, 2019 Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is doubling down on a controversial strategy to end fuel theft.

Enbridge Gas Pipeline Fire Causes Damage in Ohio
Monday, January 21, 2019 There was a fire at a natural gas pipeline in Noble County, Ohio which destroyed homes.

Policy Creating Hurdles for Canada's Oil Patch
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 The goal of Premier Rachel Notley's mandated production cut is to reduce the storage glut and get oil prices back to profitable levels.

Truce Reached over Canadian Shell Pipeline
Thursday, January 10, 2019 A truce was reached in a dispute over a natural gas pipeline in western Canada.

Canada's Energy Policy Creates Structural Problems for Oil and Gas Industry
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 As the US oil industry reels from the oil prices collapse, Canada's oil business is seeing its oil prices rallying.

Planning for Pivotal Moments: Operating at the Forefront of Commissioning
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Digitizing is repeatedly hailed as the next great step change for many industrial operations.

States Look to Block Seismic Surveys in Atlantic
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Attorneys general from 9 coastal states are intervening in a lawsuit aimed at blocking seismic surveys that could help pinpoint oil under Atlantic waters.

Watchdog Finds Shortfalls in US Pipe Security
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Government auditors found widespread shortfalls in how the Transportation Security Administration protects the US network of pipelines.

No Theft in Saipem Cyber Attack
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Saipem reveals there has been no theft or loss of data in connection with the cyber attack it suffered recently.

Saipem Reveals Extent of Cyber Attack
Thursday, December 13, 2018 The cyber attack on Saipem hit servers based in the Middle East, India, Aberdeen and Italy.

Cyber Attack Targets Oil and Gas Services Company
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Saipem suffers a cyber attack on its servers.

Workers Return to North Sea Platform After Downman
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 All personnel have been safely returned to the North Sea Brent Charlie platform following a downman on November 27.

Shell Ties New Climate Targets to Exec Pay
Monday, December 03, 2018 Shell is introducing new, shorter-term climate change goals that will directly affect how much the company's executives will get paid.

Trump Admin to Advance Seismic Surveys in Atlantic
Friday, November 30, 2018 The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters.

Alaska Earthquake Threatens Oil Exports
Friday, November 30, 2018 A magnitude 7 earthquake struck Alaska early Friday, shutting the state's most important oil pipeline.

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline to Face Another Environmental Review
Friday, November 30, 2018 TransCanada's long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will face another round of environmental scrutiny.

Pemex Refineries Operating at Lowest Level in Almost 3 Decades
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Petroleos Mexicanos' refineries are operating at the lowest level in almost three decades.

EPA to Keep Exempting Refineries From Biofuel Mandates
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 The Trump administration has decided to keep waiving some oil refineries from US biofuel mandates.

EPA to Hold Biofuel Quotas for Gasoline Steady for 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 The Trump administration is set to order refiners to use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels.

Energy Firms Help California Wildfire Relief Efforts
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Several energy companies have pledged donations to support relief efforts for those affected by the wildfires in California.

Trump Wants to Expand Drilling in Alaskan Oil Reserve
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 The Trump administration is moving to expand the territory open for oil exploration in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

Market Balanced, No Cause for Alarm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 The market is still relatively in a state of balance and there is no cause for alarm, the OPEC Secretary-General tells Bloomberg.

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Blocked
Friday, November 09, 2018 TransCanada Corp.'s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project was blocked by a Montana federal judge pending further environmental review.

Major Tanker Port Restarts After Vessel Collision
Friday, November 09, 2018 The Sture terminal and the Kollsnes plant resumed operations Thursday afternoon.

Trading in Biggest Natural Gas ETF Heats Up
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Trading in the largest exchange-traded fund tracking natural gas futures is heating up as the US faces a cold blast.

Gasoline Retailers Face Supply Shortage Due to Mexico Fuel Theft
Thursday, November 01, 2018 BP Plc and Total SA are among international gasoline retailers that are facing a supply shortage in Mexico.

Oil and Gas Travel to Pack More Tech in 2019
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Efforts to protect the safety of workers traveling to and from oil and gas installations worldwide should become more technologically sophisticated in 2019.

Trump Admin Approves First Oil Production Facility in Federal Arctic Waters
Thursday, October 25, 2018 The Trump administration has authorized Hilcorp's plan to build an artificial gravel island in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and use it to extract crude.

NY Sues ExxonMobil on Climate Change
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Lawyers for ExxonMobil stood before a New York judge in August and told the state's attorney general to 'put up or shut up.'

White House Backed Big Oil Over EPA on Finding Methane Leaks
Friday, October 19, 2018 White House officials pushed the EPA to maximize savings for the oil industry despite the agency's concern.

Chevron Donates $500K for Hurricane Relief
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Chevron announces a contribution of $500,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to assist with efforts to recover from the damage done by Hurricane Michael.

Saudis Break 45-Year Taboo with Veiled Oil Threat
Monday, October 15, 2018 Riyadh makes what many read as a veiled threat to use the kingdom's oil wealth as a political weapon.

Oil Pipeline Fire in Nigeria Kills 60
Monday, October 15, 2018 A Nigerian oil pipeline fire last week has claimed dozens of lives, according to news reports.