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State of Washington introduces new emission reduction rules for refineries

Refineries in the state of Washington will have to comply with new rules that aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, according to the state's Department of Ecology.
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EIA predicts surge in US oil production in 2015

The U.S. oil and gas industry is flourishing and there are no indications that it may stop growing any time soon.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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Investigation into Williams Partners' safety practices causes alarm

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

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

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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Keystone XL might be exposed to malicious actions, report warns

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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EIA: Refineries unable to deal with increasing proportion of light crudes

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

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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Texas regulator clears gas company over alleged methane contamination

The amount of methane in many private water wells in North Texas has increased since 2011 but this rise cannot be linked to oil and gas drilling operations in the state.
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