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Washington State suspends permits for oil-train terminals

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

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

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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