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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

June 16, 2014
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

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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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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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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Texas regulator clears gas company over alleged methane contamination

June 4, 2014
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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North Carolina to criminalize disclosure of fracking chemicals information

June 3, 2014
The North Carolina Senate has approved a proposal filed by three Republican state senators to criminalize the disclosure of confidential information concerning the type of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
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IHS: Lifting export restrictions on US crude oil would be smart move

June 3, 2014
Lifting the restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports would be a wise move, says market and economic information provider IHS.
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