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BSEE extends offshore safety proposals comment period

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement extended the public comment period on its proposed offshore safety requirements by 45 days.

BLM outlines strategy to clean up Alaska legacy wells

Half of the 136 wells the US government drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska from 1944 to 1982 require no further action, the US Bureau of Land Management said as it issued its final plan to address these “legacy” wells.

WEC grades countries on energy-sustainability balance

Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden top a three-dimensional ranking of energy sustainability in a new World Energy Council assessment.

Well-control trainer expanding syllabus

The International Well Control Forum, an independent standards-setting group focused on well-control training and accreditation, is expanding its syllabus to address subjects identified as causes of major incidents.

North Sea helicopter operations reviewed

The Civil Aviation Authority of the UK, Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority, and European Aviation Safety Agency have begun a joint review of helicopter operations in the North Sea in response to five accidents that have occurred during the past 4 years.

NARUC releases updated compendium of state pipeline safety rules

US states have implemented nearly 210 new pipeline safety regulations in the last 2 years, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) said in an updated compendium of such requirements.

Halliburton pleads guilty to Macondo evidence charge

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Macondo deepwater well blowout, and was sentenced to pay the maximum $200,000 fine, the US Department of Justice said on Sept. 19.

Total USA to pay $8.75 million to settle air pollution charges

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. agreed to pay $8.75 million to resolve federal charges that it did not comply with a 2007 settlement resolving alleged federal Clean Air Act violations at its Port Arthur, Tex., refinery, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced.

Post-flood damage assessment continues in Colorado

Updates on the extent of damage to oil and gas drilling and storage equipment remained difficult to ascertain Sept. 19 as government and industry officials worked to assess the aftermath of the flooding caused by torrential rain storms in Colorado.

US appeals court upholds California’s low-carbon fuels standard

A federal appeals court reversed a district court’s finding and ruled that California’s low-carbon fuel standard is constitutional.

Tribunal supports Chevron in Ecuador case

An international tribunal has determined that agreements signed by the government of Ecuador in 1995 and 1998 released Texaco Petroleum Co., now part of Chevron Corp., from environmental liability for land on which it once produced oil.

API wants Congress to repeal, not reform, federal RFS

The American Petroleum Institute is bringing refining executives to Washington, DC, to convince Congress and the White House that the federal Renewable Fuels Standard should not simply be reformed, but fully repealed.

Anadarko, SITLA defer southern Book Cliffs activity until 2016

Oil and gas activity in the Bogart Canyon area of Utah’s Book Cliffs will be delayed until 2016, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and the state’s School and Institutional Lands Trust Administration jointly announced on Sept. 16.

Methane emissions from gas production lower than EPA estimates, study says

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin said their direct measurements at 190 natural gas drilling sites found lower methane emissions than the US Environment Protection Agency has suggested in earlier estimates.

Industry made 49% of total 2000-12 GHG control outlays, study says

The US oil and gas industry made nearly half the total North American investments in greenhouse gas emissions technologies from 2000 to 2012, research commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute found.

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