The Daily Journal, June 14, 2013
A ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others. Louisiana’s health department says 77 people were treated at hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to critical following the Thursday morning explosion.
Reuters, June 11, 2013
Phillips 66 said on Tuesday it is to sell Ireland's only refinery, another blow to Europe's ailing oil refining industry.
Clarion Ledger, June 11, 2013
The Bay Springs oil leak that polluted wetlands and waterways four months ago was the state’s costliest pipeline accident in a decade at more than $5.2 million, according to a federal agency that tracks such incidents.
OHS Canada, June 10, 2013
A report released on June 4 by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has fingered a pre-existing flaw in a pipe as the primary cause of a pipeline explosion that occurred last summer near Buick, British Columbia.
Kinder Morgan, June 4, 2013
Kinder Morgan has announced its plans to invest approximately $107 million to expand its Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate pipeline system (KMCC) deeper into the Eagle Ford Shale play in Karnes County, Texas. The company plans to extend the 178-mile pipeline 31 miles from the KMCC DeWitt Station in DeWitt County, Texas, to ConocoPhillips’ Central Delivery Facility near Helena in Karnes County. Kinder Morgan will also build receipt tanks and a truck unloading facility adjacent to ConocoPhillips’ Helena Central Delivery Facility.
CBS Sacramento, June 4, 2013
An audit says PG&E did not use $50 million intended to improve its gas pipeline network in the decade leading up to a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
Los Angeles Business Journal, June 3, 2013
BP Plc said it has completed the sale of its Carson, Calif., refinery to San Antonio’s Tesoro Corp. for $2.4 billion as it continues to reshape its U.S. fuels portfolio.
NDTV, May 31, 2013
A major fire broke out in two mother plants of the public sector Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in upper Assam's Golaghat district this morning.
Dallas Business Journal, May 31, 2013
Investigators have not determined what caused a pipeline to rupture on March 29 in Mayflower Ark. and ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. officials say it’s “premature’ to speculate on future plans for the pipe.
KTLA 5, May 30, 2013
A power outage Thursday forced an Exxon Mobile refinery in Torrance to temporarily shut down.
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The News Tribune, May 25, 2013
The oversight and inspections at Finley's two fertilizer plants set them in stark contrast to the West Fertilizer Co. in Texas, where an explosion last month killed 15 people and injured 180.
Press Release, May 20, 2013
Stuttgart – The international expert organisation DEKRA expands its industrial business considerably on the African continent. DEKRA has signed a purchase agreement for the full acquisition of the Raysonics Group in Vanderbijlpark south of Johannesburg.
Chemical Week, May 19, 2013
Koch Nitrogen has announced plans to build a new urea plant at its Enid, OK facility. In addition, the company is revamping existing production processes at the facility.
US CSB, May 16, 2013
West, Texas, May 16, 2013 – As other agencies wrapped up their on-site investigations into the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer in West, Texas, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced its work to examine all aspects of the tragedy will continue in the town of West, at the Western Regional Office in Denver, and at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Ozarks First, May 16, 2013
New documents released by the federal government are giving a first look at tests being conducted to determine exactly what caused an oil pipeline to rupture in Mayflower.
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