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US refiners back crude oil export ban

March 19, 2014
The question of whether the ban on U.S. oil exports should be lifted has divided industry opinions for a long time, but in recent months the debate has resurfaced.
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Two workers injured in sulfuric acid incident at Tesoro refinery

March 18, 2014
The two contractors were carrying out maintenance work at a processing unit at the refinery when sulfuric acid spilled on them.
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EPA ends new contract ban on BP operations

March 17, 2014
Oil giant BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed an agreement regarding legal procedures following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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Canadian crude unlikely to prevent North Dakota oil industry growth

March 12, 2014
If the United States moves to approve the proposed major pipelines carrying Canadian crude, the effect of the increased import of crude from north of the border may not be as significant as many industry representatives claim.
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Earthquakes in Ohio bring drilling activity to a halt

March 12, 2014
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has closed operations at a drilling site in Poland Township, Mahoning County, following two earthquakes on Monday.
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Colorado to implement first methane emission regulation

March 11, 2014
The state of Colorado will be the first to introduce regulation on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations, after lawmakers approved proposals for strict control over smog.
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EPA finalizes rules on sulfur levels in gasoline

March 10, 2014
The U.S. oil and gas industry has opposed the new regulation, claiming that it would mean huge costs that would also affect the end price of fuel.
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Enbridge gets approval for major pipeline reversal

March 10, 2014
Canada's National Energy Board has given the green light to Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow of the pipeline known as Line 9, carrying crude oil from Montreal to Sarnia, Ontario.
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Oil & gas industry missing opportunities to cut methane emissions, consulting firm says

March 7, 2014
ICF International estimates that methane emissions in the industry could be reduced by up to 40% for a total cost of less than a penny per thousand cubic feet.
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US refiners boost capacity of existing facilities

March 5, 2014
Although the U.S. has not built a large refinery for decades, existing processing facilities are constantly expanding their capacity in a bid to meet demand for increasing fuel production.
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