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US oil refineries 'cut corners' in safety, report claims

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Research shows more than 6,000 US oil spills in 2012

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An average of 16 spills occurred across the United States on a daily basis, marking a 17 percent increase since 2010 in the 12 states for which data was compared.
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Questerre Energy announces results from resource evaluation

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Canada's Questerre Energy Corp. has stated that results of the resource assessment of its acreage in the Montney Formation in the Kakwa-Resthaven area in Alberta revealed total reserves of about 130 million barrels of oil equivalent
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EIA releases annual Refinery Capacity Report

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This year's report paints a picture of a market governed by refinery expansions, sales and closures, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.
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Enbridge plans huge pipeline expansion drive

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Enbridge, Inc., Canada's largest crude oil transporter, is set to complete a project that would see a network of pipes spanning 5,000 miles
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EIA report revises global shale oil and gas reserves upwards

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Global reserves of shale-based resources push up the world's total potential oil reserves by 11 percent and natural gas reserves by 47 percent.
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