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Articles Tagged with ''oil industry''

Chevron facing $9.5 billion penalty for oil contamination in Amazon

November 18, 2013
The penalty that Chevron Corporation will have to pay in the case concerning oil contamination in the Amazon has been cut by half by Ecuador's highest court, which upheld the verdict but reduced the fine to $9.5 billion.
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New pipeline project to Trafigura's Gulf Coast terminal announced

November 11, 2013
Energy Transfer Partners has signed an agreement with Holland-based global commodity trading company Trafigura Beheer BV for the launch of a new crude and condensate pipeline running from the Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas to Corpus Christi.
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Washington State suspends permits for oil-train terminals

October 16, 2013
Washington state officials have decided to reject permits for two major oil-train terminals in Southwest Washington, concluding that the projects should go through more environmental scrutiny.
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Blast at Texas oil well site leaves worker injured

October 14, 2013
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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Enbridge predicts Northern Gateway pipeline launch in 2018

October 4, 2013
The decision on the construction of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline is expected by mid-2014, suggesting that the first transportation of crude via the proposed 1,170-km line could start in 2018.
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Investigation reveals mistake in oil labeling in Quebec train crash

September 20, 2013
The investigation into the train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, has revealed that the crude oil transported in the railcars had a lower flash point than indicated on documents, meaning that it was actually more volatile than could be expected.
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Refinery industry backs pipelines for transportation of crude

September 20, 2013
As industry representatives remain focused on the pending decision over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll reveals that more than two in three refinery industry representatives see pipelines as the most popular method for crude oil transportation over the next few years.
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US senators accuse oil industry of antitrust practices

September 3, 2013
Oil companies are blocking the access of renewable fuels to the U.S. market by using anti-competitive practices, two U.S. senators have claimed in a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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Report critiques Enbridge safety practices

August 26, 2013
Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. may be overestimating the improvements it has made to its safety practices, a new report submitted to the Canadian National Energy Board and the U.S. Department of State claims.
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US oil refineries 'cut corners' in safety, report claims

August 23, 2013
Oil refineries in the United States are far more dangerous than those in the European Union, with incidents occurring at least once a week, a report commissioned by California's Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety claims.
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