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Calls for Congress to reform RFS grow as EPA’s hearing approaches

An increasingly broad coalition plans to press Congress to repeal, or at least radically reform, the federal Renewable Fuels Standard, officials of several associations said the day before the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Dec. 5 public hearing on its proposed 2014 quotas.

API publishes new well construction interface bulletin

The American Petroleum Institute published a new oil and gas industry bulletin for well construction interface, the latest of several standards developed or strengthened as a result of task force recommendations following the 2010 Macondo deepwater well accident.

DOT agencies issue supplemental crude transport-by-rail advisory

Two US Department of Transportation agencies jointly issued a supplemental safety advisory covering unintended movement of freight trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.

BP posts gulf environmental data online; plans more for 2014

Information about offshore water conditions in the Gulf of Mexico was posted online, BP PLC reported, saying that BP, federal and state agencies, and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) collected the information following the deepwater Macondo well blowout in 2010.

BPTT completes turnaround maintenance in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s natural gas shortage is expected to ease with BP Trinidad & Tobago’s (BPTT) announcement that its Trinidad and Tobago operations had completed its heightened maintenance program.

House votes to restrict federal regulation of fracing

The US House of Representatives approved legislation largely along party lines to keep the US Bureau of Land Management from imposing its own hydraulic fracturing regulations in states that already have their own requirements.

BSEE cites 12 offshore operators for not meeting SEMS deadline

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement cited 12 offshore oil and gas operators for not meeting a Nov. 15 deadline to complete an initial Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) audit. Seventy-three other operators successfully satisfied the requirement, and the US Department of the Interior agency said it will analyze their reports and work them to ensure their corrective action plans address deficiencies and continuously improve.

California issues proposed well stimulation requirements

California’s Department of Conservation issued proposals to regulate hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas well stimulation on Nov. 15, starting a 60-day public comment period on rules it hopes to finalize and have in place by Jan. 1, 2015.

BP posts gulf environmental data online; plans more for 2014

Information about offshore water conditions in the Gulf of Mexico was posted online, BP PLC reported, saying that BP, federal and state agencies, and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) collected the information following the deepwater Macondo well blowout in 2010.

Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery running at normal rates

Chevron Corp’s 330,000-b/d Pascagoula, Miss., refinery is operating at normal rates following a Nov. 15 fire at a furnace in the Cracking II unit area of the plant.

Chevron monitoring Milford, Tex., rupture site

Chevron Pipeline Co. continues to depressurize the West Texas LPG pipeline that ruptured and ignited Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. CST near Milford, Tex. The fire continues to decrease in size as residual product is flared and burned-off. Chevron continues to monitor a nearby 14-in. OD LPG pipeline and is in the process of removing product from it and depressurizing it.

West Texas LPG Pipeline explodes in Milford, Tex.

The 10-in. OD West Texas LPG Pipeline operated by Chevron Pipeline Co. in partnership with Atlas Pipeline Partners LP ruptured at 9:40 a.m. local time and sparked a large fire in rural Milford, Tex., about 50 miles south of Dallas. Fire crews were letting the fire burn itself out, with local officials estimating this would take roughly 24 hr.

BSEE cites Black Elk, contractors for noncompliance incidents

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a total of 41 incidents of noncompliance (INC) resulting from an investigation into a 2012 explosion and fire on a Gulf of Mexico platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations.

Redford sees rail problems entering the Keystone XL debate

Some US officials raised greenhouse gas concerns as increasing amounts of Alberta’s heavy crude oil move by rail while approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s cross-border permit continues to be delayed, Premier Allison Redford said after concluding her fifth Washington visit to lobby for the project.

ExxonMobil gets 90-day extension to file Pegasus repair plan

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) granted ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. a 90-day extension to submit a plan to repair its 20-in. OD, 848-mile Pegasus crude oil pipeline. Pegasus ruptured Mar. 29 near Mayflower, Ark., about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock, releasing an estimated 5,000 bbl.

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