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Wyoming formally adopts baseline water testing requirement

Wyoming’s state government formally adopted a requirement on Nov. 12 for oil and gas producers to test nearby water bodies before and after drilling their wells, effective Mar. 1, 2014.

Citgo restarts atmospheric distillation unit at Lemont

Citgo Petroleum Corp. has successfully resumed operations at the atmospheric distillation tower of its 167,000-b/d Lemont, Ill., refinery following a fire that damaged the crude unit late last month.

Watching Government: Salerno on risks, safety

Collaboration will be critical as new offshore oil and gas safety standards and developed and best practices are identified, US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno declared.

Texas A&M center to manage Ocean Energy Safety Institute

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has selected a Texas A&M University center to manage the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), a cooperative program promoting safety and environmental protection in offshore exploration, drilling, and production.

Senators question EPA’s estimated methane emissions from gas operations

Two Republican senators urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its methods of calculating methane emissions from natural gas operations and to also reconsider its earlier estimates.

Arctic study targets Prudhoe Bay effects

An examination of the effects of oil industry installations around Prudhoe Bay is one of two studies of Arctic sustainability selected for funding by a joint program of the National Science Foundation, US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and international partners.

BSEE: Black Elk failed to supervise contractors in 2012 platform fire

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC failed to properly supervise its contractors, contributing to a series of events and decisions associated with a Nov. 16, 2012, explosion and fire on Black Elk West Delta Block 32 Platform E in the Gulf of Mexico about 17 miles off Grand Isle, La., the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said.

EPA releases draft climate change adaptation implementation plans

The US Environmental Protection Agency released its draft climate change adaptation implementation plans for a 2-month public review. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 3, 2014.

Tesoro Logistics to restart North Dakota crude pipeline

Tesoro Logistics LP will restart its High Plains crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that has been shut down since Sept. 29 when a rupture and leak were discovered, the San Antonio pipeline master limited partnership announced.

Survey shows safety as top industry concern

Natural gas producers told pollsters in a survey earlier this year that safety was their top concern followed by environmental regulation and economic growth, said Black & Veatch’s 2013 Natural Gas Industry report covering North America.

Alberta bill creates environmental monitor

A bill introduced Oct. 28 in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta would create what sponsors call “an arm’s-length agency” to operate an environmental monitoring program working initially in the oil sands.

AAA, API ask EPA to lower 2014 ethanol mandates

The American Automobile Association has asked the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration to reduce ethanol mandates under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014 until more realistic targets can be established.

Congressmen ask OMB to finalize diesel in frac fluid rule

Two leading Democrats on the US House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the White House Office of Management and Budget to finalize permitting guidance covering diesel fuel use in hydraulic fracturing fluids that the US Environmental Protection Agency submitted in September.

EPA credits switches to gas for US power plants’ GHG reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions from US electric power plants declined 10% from 2010 to 2012 because of conversions to natural gas from coal and from slightly reduced demand, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.

API calls for more data to help shape next 5-year OCS plan

The American Petroleum Institute said it would like the administration of US President Barack Obama to gather information more quickly so it will be able to consider expanded oil and gas leasing on more of the US Outer Continental Shelf when it develops the next 5-year management program.

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