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Oil spill linked to high levels of arsenic in groundwater

The natural breakdown of petroleum underground can lead to elevated levels of arsenic in groundwater, a long-term study has shown.
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Yellow Stone River oil spill contaminates water supplies

Residents of the eastern Montana city of Glendive have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking after an oil pipeline burst at the weekend, sending crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
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Oil sands development not polluting Athabasca Delta, sampling shows

Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta's oil sands development.
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Future growth in oilfield process chemicals market led by enhanced oil recovery

Drilling-related chemicals account for more than a third, 36 percent, of the overall market. This category includes drilling fluids, workover/completion fluids and cementing additives.
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Devon Energy buys Eagle Ford assets to secure oil production growth

Oklahoma City-based energy company Devon Energy Corporation has announced the purchase of 82,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale from GeoSouthern Energy.
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API: US oil, gas industry invested $153 billion in drilling in 2012

U.S. oil and gas companies invested about $153.7 billion in drilling operations in 2012, working on an estimated 46,736 wells, according to the latest Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs.
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Blast at Texas oil well site leaves worker injured

A worker was treated for burns on the morning of Oct. 8 following an explosion at an oil well site near the town of Gillet in Karnes County, Texas, about 54 miles southeast of San Antonio.
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Federal agency wants Black Elk Energy to further improve safety practices

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has warned Houston-based oil and gas company Black Elk Energy that unless it dramatically improves its safety practices it will not be allowed to operate in federal waters.
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Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines over Clean Air Act violations

Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that they violated their Clean Air Act permits while drilling in the Arctic in 2012.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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