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API: Recent survey shows strong public support for Keystone XL

A strong majority of US voters favors building the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a survey commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute found.

Obama calls for using some oil, gas revenue ‘to get cars off oil’

US President Barack Obama proposed using some federal oil and gas revenue to fund an energy security trust that would support “research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good.”

DOJ sues ATP over alleged oil, chemical discharges into Gulf of Mexico

The US Department of Justice sued ATP Oil and Gas Corp. and ATP Infrastructure Partners LP for allegedly discharging crude oil and chemical dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico.

More than gas is needed to control GHGs, NARUC committee told

Growing natural gas use has clearly helped reduce US carbon emissions, but it can't be expected to bring greenhouse gases to desired lower levels, three experts told two National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' committees on Feb. 4.

BP will contest legal claims from states for Macondo spill

BP PLC plans to contest claims for oil spill-related damages from the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana and some local governments concerning from the April 2010 blowout of the deepwater Macondo well off Louisiana and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

More than gas is needed to control GHGs, NARUC committee told

Growing natural gas use has clearly helped reduce US carbon emissions, but it can’t be expected to bring greenhouse gases to desired lower levels, three experts told two National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ committees on Feb. 4.

Researchers closer to identifying LNG hazards, NARUC panel told

A 12-year partnership between the US Department of Energy and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners is dispelling exaggerated preconceptions about LNG hazards as it identifies possible real problems state policymakers should address.

Cal/OSHA poses record fine for fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued 25 citations and proposed fining Chevron USA nearly $1 million for state safety standard violations stemming from an Aug. 6, 2012, fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery. The fine would be the largest in Cal/OSHA’s history, the state agency said on Jan. 30.

USCG removing fuel from damaged barge in lower Mississippi River

The US Coast Guard has started removing fuel from a damaged barge in the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., where skimmers and 2,800-ft of boom were deployed to contain an oil spill.

Pipeline inspection, response flaws still exist, Senate panel told

A Dec. 11, 2012, natural gas pipeline explosion in Sissonville, W.Va., shows that work still needs to be done to inspect older lines, install automatic or remotely operated shutoff valves, and improve control room personnel’s responses, federal regulators told a US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee field hearing in Charleston.

USCG responds to oil spill in lower Mississippi River

The US Coast Guard has yet to determine how much crude oil was spilled into the lower Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Miss., when two tank barges hit a railroad bridge on Jan. 27, USCG said.

Climate-change religion

President Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech Jan. 21, confirmed long-expressed suppositions that global warming has become too intertwined with religion.

Watching Government: Colorado deals with setbacks

The idea that Colorado regulators faced setbacks seems confusing at first. In this context, however, "setback" refers to the required distance for oil and gas wells from an occupied building.

EPA revises standards for stationary engines

The US Environmental Protection Agency, in compliance with settlement agreements, has revised standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines.

Transocean to pay $1.4 billion in fines for Macondo blowout, spill

A Transocean Ltd. subsidiary agreed to plead guilty to violating the US Clean Water Act and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties for its conduct related to the blowout of the deepwater Macondo well and the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible.

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