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Enbridge predicts Northern Gateway pipeline launch in 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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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EPA agrees to update oil refinery emissions standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to change the toxic emissions standards for oil refineries, a set of rules that have not been updated for nearly 20 years.
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Manufacturing defects identified as cause of Exxon pipeline rupture in Arkansas

A new independent report claims that the failure of ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas in late March this year was caused by a manufacturing defect, Exxon has announced.
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Gulf of Mexico oil sheens traced to Deepwater Horizon rig

Sheens of oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, repeatedly occurring since September 2012, have puzzled scientists and have caused fears that oil may once again be leaking from the sealed well.
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Crude oil train explosion kills 60 in Quebec

About 60 people are believed to have died after the huge explosion of a train carrying oil from the Bakken oil region in North Dakota to a refinery on the east coast of Canada.
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