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Oil, gas spills increase in 2013

More than 7,600 oil spills and leaks were recorded in 2013 in the top 15 states for onshore oil and gas activities.
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Regulators look into radioactive waste disposal at oil & gas production sites

As production of oil and gas rises across the U.S., environmental and public health groups have been pressing for tighter regulation on radioactive waste.
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Fines for pipeline safety violations hit record high in 2013

The total value of civil penalties imposed on U.S. pipeline operators for alleged safety violations broke all records in 2013, reaching the unprecedented sum of $9.78 million.
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BP to close Australian refinery in 2015

BP has announced plans to close down its refinery in Brisbane, citing an inability to compete with large refinery complexes in the Asia Pacific region.
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Kinder Morgan to build new carbon dioxide pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will invest approximately $1 billion as a part of an expansion project that seeks to enhance its oil recovery program.
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US refiners back crude oil export ban

The question of whether the ban on U.S. oil exports should be lifted has divided industry opinions for a long time, but in recent months the debate has resurfaced.
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Colorado to implement first methane emission regulation

The state of Colorado will be the first to introduce regulation on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations, after lawmakers approved proposals for strict control over smog.
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Enbridge gets approval for major pipeline reversal

Canada's National Energy Board has given the green light to Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow of the pipeline known as Line 9, carrying crude oil from Montreal to Sarnia, Ontario.
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US refiners boost capacity of existing facilities

Although the U.S. has not built a large refinery for decades, existing processing facilities are constantly expanding their capacity in a bid to meet demand for increasing fuel production.
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Researchers look into possible link between Texas earthquakes, injection wells

Researchers at Southern Methodist University have been collecting seismic data linked to the series of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, in an attempt to determine whether they are related to wastewater injection wells.
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