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BLM to prepare EIS on large proposed Wyoming oil, gas project

The US Bureau of Land Management plans to prepare an environmental impact statement based on five independent producers’ plans to develop natural gas resources in 1.5 million federally managed acres in Converse County, Wyo., BLM announced.

EPA gives nod for ExxonMobil’s Texas ethylene cracker project

The Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) for the US Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit granted to ExxonMobil Chemical Co. to proceed with plans to build a natural gas-fired ethylene production unit at its existing olefins plant in Baytown, Tex., just east of Houston.

Norway’s PSA cites Statoil for January leak at Hammerfest LNG plant

An investigation into a Jan. 5 hydrocarbon leak at Statoil ASA’s Hammerfest LNG facility in northern Norway found that the event “had a big accident potential and could have led to loss of life,” according to a May 15 report from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).

FERC issues EA for Cove Point LNG export project

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. The project is proposed by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP).

EPA proposes air emissions requirements for refineries

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed making refiners measure benzene emissions around their facilities’ fences and make the results publicly available.

Bakken crude within rail car safety design standards, AFPM study says

Bakken crude oil is well within the safety standards for current rail car designs, an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers report concluded. The crude is comparable to other light grades and does not pose risks that are significantly different than other crudes or flammable liquids authorized for rail transport, it added.

Infrastructure critical, Deloitte’s US oil and gas chief says

Significant challenges exist to creating the necessary transportation systems for the US to fully realize its significant oil and gas potential, according to John England, who leads Deloitte LLP’s US oil and gas practice.

Water concerns could limit US oil, gas development, speakers say

The oil and gas industry needs to respond more effectively to public concerns about safe water supplies if it expects to realize US unconventional resources’ full potential, speakers at Deloitte LLP’s 2014 Washington Energy Conference warned.

GAO report lists ways BLM could improve onshore resource oversight

Updated guidance, increased coordination, and comprehensive data could improve the US Bureau of Land Management’s oversight of federal onshore oil and gas resources, the Government Accountability Office said in a report it released on May 9.

OTC: BP optimistic about America's energy renaissance, Mingé says

The top executive of BP America Inc. remains optimistic about the continuing energy renaissance taking place in the US.

OTC: Oil spill prevention a global issue, DOE says

Oil spill prevention in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and around the world is an international challenge where nations must work together to avoid another major incident, said Christopher Smith, principal deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Energy, during a May 6 panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

EPA will seek comments on disclosing frac fluid ingredients

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information.

Lukoil Overseas reports three fatalities in helicopter crash off Ghana

Lukoil Overseas reported that a helicopter on contract to the company and operated by the local airline carrier crashed on May 8 in coastal waters offshore Ghana about 3.4 nautical miles from Takoradi.

OTC: Engineers consider human factors in offshore designs

Offshore engineers increasingly are taking human factors into account when designing oil and gas equipment, said speakers participating in a May 5 Offshore Technology Conference technical session entitled “Human Factors in Engineers.” The panelists wrote OTC papers on the topic.

OTC: Oil spill prevention an international issue, DOE says

Oil spill prevention in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and around the world is an international challenge where nations must work together to avoid another major incident, said Christopher Smith, principal deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Energy, during a May 6 panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

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