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Investigation into Williams Partners' safety practices causes alarm

June 11, 2014
Following a series of violations detected, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has started a federal investigation into the company's safety practices.
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Chemical Safety Board releases new evidence on Deepwater Horizon explosion

June 11, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published a new report on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill in 2010, which killed 11 people and seriously injured 17 others.
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Louisiana governor restricts lawsuits against oil, gas companies

June 11, 2014
The bill will result in a "fair and more predictable legal environment" and will support businesses and job creation in Louisiana, Gov. Jindal said.
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US, Canadian authorities recall chia seed powder after Salmonella outbreak

June 6, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (FIA) has announced a recall of a range of products containing sprouted chia seed powder over concerns about a possible Salmonella contamination.
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Keystone XL might be exposed to malicious actions, report warns

June 6, 2014
Once constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline could be at risk of attacks that might threaten water supplies to a large number of households, according to a new report.
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Kuwait plans to expand petrochemical operations

June 6, 2014
Kuwait is set to shift its focus onto petrochemical production and develop the industry to an extent that it accounts to 50 percent of the country's income generated from sectors other than oil.
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Ultrasonic flowmeter market exceeds $600 million worldwide, studies find

June 6, 2014
According to a recent series of studies from Flow Research, the market for ultrasonic meters totaled $632 million in 2011 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.6 percent through 2016.
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Hikma Pharmaceuticals to take over US generic injectables manufacturer

June 5, 2014
London-based multinational company Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC has reached an asset acquisition agreement with Ben Venue Laboratories for the purchase of its U.S. generic injectables division, Bedford Laboratories, for $300 million.
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EIA: Refineries unable to deal with increasing proportion of light crudes

June 5, 2014
Production of U.S. light crude oil and condensates is likely to continue dominating the domestic oil market, accounting for the majority of extra oil extracted over the next two years.
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Research to examine if dilbit spills cause more damage than regular crude

June 4, 2014
A U.S. federal agency has announced it will be starting a study into the potential impact of spills of diluted bitumen (dilbit) produced in Alberta's oil sands on the environment and public health.
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