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Wyden sees North Dakota oil, gas, other energy activity first-hand

US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ronald L. Wyden (D-Ore.) saw more than oil and gas operations when he visited North Dakota Sept. 6-7 for an up-close look at energy activity in the state.

Shell subsidiaries settle federal air pollution charges in Alaska

Two Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiaries agreed to settle US Environmental Protection Agency charges that they violated the federal Clean Air Act at their operations in Alaska, EPA’s Region 10 office in Seattle announced on Sept. 5.

PHMSA to propose rail tank car safety improvements

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is considering steps to improve rail tank car safety requirements and will accept public comments on the proposals for 60 days, it said in an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.

MarkWest settles federal air pollution charges at Javelina plant

MarkWest Energy Partners LP agreed to invest $650,000 to reduce flaring events at its Javelina gas processing plant in Corpus Christi, Tex., as part of a settlement of charges it violated the federal Clean Air Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced.

IADC forms well-control training, assessment body

The International Association of Drilling Contractors said it formed the Well Control Institute (WCI), a new industry body that will provide the drilling industry with “a single, universal well-control training and assessment standard.”

Black Elk platform explosion caused by contractors, investigator says

A third-party investigator concluded that a failure by contractors to follow standard safety practices caused the November 2012 explosion and fire on an oil production platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC in the Gulf of Mexico

BSEE proposes changing regs to reflect technological advances

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement proposed amendments to its regulations governing offshore oil and gas operations in federal waters.

Several ‘incidents’ reduce capacity at Motiva Port Arthur refinery

Two separate “incidents” that resulted in small fires at two separate, unspecified units at Motiva Enterprices LLC’s Port Arthur, Tex., refinery complex will result in the 600,000-b/d nameplate facility being run at a reduced capacity for an indefinite period of time, a spokeswoman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed for OGJ.

Chevron Phillips Chemical gets air permits

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has received air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the ethylene and polyethylene projects it plans in Texas (OGJ Online, May 2, 2012).

CSIS report weighs Arctic economic opportunities, risks

In an age of uneven and uncertain global economic growth, the American Arctic—with energy resources in Alaska estimated at 29.9 billion bbl of crude oil, more than 221 tcf of natural gas, and 5.9 billion bbl of natural gas liquids—presents an attractive economic opportunity, a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies report concluded.

Chevron settles charges stemming from Richmond refinery fire

Chevron USA Inc. agreed to pay $2 million in fines on Aug. 5 as it pleaded no contest to six charges stemming from a fire at its Richmond, Calif., refinery nearly a year earlier.

Crews drilling relief well in Gulf of Mexico

Crews have started drilling a relief well to secure natural gas Well A-23 on South Timbalier Block 220 off Louisiana, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said, adding that drilling, which started on Aug. 4, is expected to take about 35 days.

EPA updates oil, gas storage tank emissions requirements

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued updates to standards it brought out in April covering air emissions from oil and gas storage tanks. The updates will phase in control deadlines, starting with higher-emitting tanks first, and will provide the necessary time to ramp up production and installation, it said.

Obama orders formation of interagency chemical safety working group

US President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Aug. 1 forming a federal interagency chemical safety and security working group in response to recent accidents.

CSIS report weighs Arctic economic opportunities, risks

In an age of uneven and uncertain global economic growth, the American Arctic—with energy resources in Alaska estimated at 29.9 billion bbl of crude oil, more than 221 tcf of natural gas, and 5.9 billion bbl of natural gas liquids—presents an attractive economic opportunity, a new Center for Strategic and International Studies report concluded.

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