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Deepwater well containment exercise completed

A test deployment of well control equipment was completed by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Noble Energy Inc., and the Helix Well Containment Group (HWCG) to assess Noble’s ability to respond to a potential subsea blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

OTC: Petrobras emphasizes safety in FPSO design, operation in gulf

Safety was a priority for engineers planning the first floating production, storage, and offloading vessel installed in the Gulf of Mexico, Petrobras America Inc. executives told a May 6 technical session of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

State AGs urge EPA to resist call for oil, gas methane curbs

Oklahoma Atty. Gen. E. Scott Pruitt (R) and 12 more attorneys general from producing states urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to resist a threat by seven northeastern states to sue if EPA does not impose methane emissions limits under the federal Clean Air Act.

OTC: Deepstar focuses on subsea equipment

Advances in deepwater technology require financial commitment by oil companies and a willingness to form partnerships with vendors and regulators, panelists discussing the DeepStar research and development collaboration told an opening session of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Groups seek Supreme Court review of EPA’s GHG regulations

Four oil and gas associations—American Petroleum Institute, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and Western States Petroleum Association—joined 20 other business groups on Apr. 18 in asking the US Supreme Court to review the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases.

Calls to build Keystone XL grow as DOS Nebraska hearings begin

Calls for the Obama administration to authorize construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s final segment increased as the US Department of State began hearings on the project in Grand Island, Neb., on Apr. 18.

New UAE energy minister seeks energy efficiency

Concerned about rising domestic oil consumption, the new minister of energy of the United Arab Emirates has called for national-level improvements in energy-use efficiency.

Chatham House report warns against expansion of UK biofuels

A London think tank study warned against expansion of biofuel use in the UK as the requirement rose to 5% by volume in transportation fuel on Apr. 15 and faced European pressure to increase further.

MEPs reject reform of carbon emissions trading scheme

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) defeated a proposal that was intended to stop falling prices of carbon in the carbon-emissions trading scheme through a reform known as backloading.

CSB draft report says neglect led to Chevron Richmond refinery fire

A failure to apply an inherently safer design, identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and use effective safeguards led to an Aug. 6, 2012, pipe rupture and vapor release that ignited and shut down the No. 4 crude oil unit at Chevron USA Inc.’s Richmond, Calif., refinery, the US Chemical Safety Board said in a draft report.

Watching Government: Curbing methane emissions

Fugitive methane emissions from natural gas operations are a significant global warming pollution source that should be reduced sharply, a new working paper from the World Resources Institute asserts.

AFPM petitions US Supreme Court to overturn E15 decision

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) asked the US Supreme Court to overturn the District of Columbia Circuit Appeals Court’s August 2012 decision to dismiss it and other oil industry associations’ legal challenges of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s partial approval of gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend.

Canada publishes onshore pipeline regulations

Canada’s National Energy Board has published “Regulations Amending the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999. The regulations clarify requirements for federally regulated pipelines regarding management systems, with the purpose of protecting the public, workers, and the environment, according to NEB.

McCarthy promises collaborative, commonsense approach at EPA

Gina McCarthy pledged to use a collaborative, commonsense approach if the US Senate confirms her nomination to become the US Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator.

ConocoPhillips cancels 2014 Chukchi exploration plans

ConocoPhillips has cancelled plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea because of federal regulatory uncertainty, the company said Apr. 10.

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