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Fracking companies in California ordered to report offshore chemical discharges

The new regulation will apply only to new drilling activities on about 20 platforms situated in federal waters close to the Santa Barbara coast.
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Black Elk to blame for 2012 platform explosion, report finds

Investigators concluded that the incident occurred because of "poor decisions" made by the Houston-based platform operator and its contractors.
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Death of oil platform worker under investigation

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has launched an investigation into the death of an oil platform worker at an Energy Resource Technology platform on Oct. 27.
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Federal agency wants Black Elk Energy to further improve safety practices

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has warned Houston-based oil and gas company Black Elk Energy that unless it dramatically improves its safety practices it will not be allowed to operate in federal waters.
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Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines over Clean Air Act violations

Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that they violated their Clean Air Act permits while drilling in the Arctic in 2012.
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Welding operations caused Black Elk oil rig explosion, report finds

The explosion that killed three workers on a Gulf of Mexico production platform in November 2012 was caused by contractors who were doing maintenance work at the site, according to a third-party investigative report.
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Gulf of Mexico oil sheens traced to Deepwater Horizon rig

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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Measuring Flare Gas Within the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

Measuring flare gas emissions in the offshore oil and gas industry is notoriously difficult. In fact, the EU commission recognized this and decided not to apply the same accuracy targets for flare gas as other important gas streams such as fuel gas, which, for Tier 3 is ± 2.5 percent.
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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

Canadian authorities are not ready to deal with the consequences of a potential offshore oil leak, according to a new report released by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development.
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