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  • Oil in North Dakota derailment was treated to cut volatility

    A shipment of oil involved in an explosive train derailment in North Dakota had been treated to reduce its volatility — a move that state officials suggested could have reduced the severity of the accident but won't prevent others from occurring....
  • Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire

    A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient. The six tank...
  • North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion

    North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion
    When the Obama administration imposed new safety rules on oil trains last week, the railroad industry said its goal was to have zero accidents in the future. It took only a few days to miss that difficult target. A BNSF train hauling 109 tank cars...
  • Fire at Washington state oil refinery sends smoke across sky

    A crude oil fire at the U.S. Oil and Refining Co. burned for almost two hours Wednesday, sending plumes of black smoke over the Port of Tacoma, but it didn't cause any injuries, according to a company spokesman. "All of the operators got the non-...
  • Recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

    Sweeping regulations to boost the safety of trains transporting crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids were announced Friday by U.S. and Canadian officials. The long-awaited regulations are a response to a series of oil train accidents in both...
  • Bankrupt W.Va. spill company offers $2.7M for victims

    Freedom Industries is proposing paying $6.7 million to various parties, including victims of the company's January 2014 chemical spill. In Charleston federal bankruptcy court Thursday, the company proposed a plan to offer spill victims $2.7 million. The...
  • W.Va. regulators set up website for chemical spill cleanup

    State regulators have set up a website about the cleanup process at the site of last year's chemical spill. On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection announced the site dedicated to Freedom Industries' participation in the Voluntary...
  • Duke seeks delay in shareholder suit over coal ash spill

    A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt in a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a...
  • Duke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill

    A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a...
  • 2 dead as Mexican offshore oil rig collapses in Gulf in second major mishap in weeks

    MEXICO CITY An accident Tuesday took two lives on an oil platform in the Campeche Sound in the Gulf of Mexico, the second time in five weeks that Mexico's offshore oil industry has been rocked by a lethal accident. The state oil giant, Petroleos...
  • Mexico: 2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident

    An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico's coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on the collapse of one of the rig's legs. State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex,...