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TransCanada: Keystone XL’s greenhouse gas impacts would be minimal

Greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline would be minimal, TransCanada Corp., the project’s sponsor, reiterated in a letter to the US Department of State. The 3-7 million tonnes of additional emissions represents 0.06-0.1% of the 2011 national GHG inventory and would have an unmeasurable climate impact, it said.

FWS will take 6 more months in Gunnison sage grouse ESA review

The US Fish and Wildlife Service said it will take another 6 months to decide whether to designate the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered species, and areas of southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah as critical habitat for the bird.

Canadian government plans to raise offshore liability cap

The Canadian government plans to increase the liability cap for companies operating in Atlantic Canada's offshore to $1 billion, up from the current $30 million, under proposed legislation slated to be introduced later this year, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said.

BSEE confirms well sealed with temporary plug in gulf

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement confirmed Energy Resource Technology LLC (ERT) temporarily sealed Well No. 2 using a temporary set bridge plug.

California issues draft proposals to improve refinery safety

California’s interagency refinery safety working group, which the state formed following a fire at Chevron USA’s Richmond plant in August 2012, released a draft report outlining steps and recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near refineries in the state.

Cars and pursuing happiness

It used to be said the world's supplies of crude would be strained and oil prices would soar if every adult in China were to acquire a simple moped vehicle.

Oil & Gas UK: Offshore safety continues to improve

The UK oil and gas industry's focus on continuous improvements is keeping the offshore workforce safer, according to Oil & Gas UK's annual 2013 health and safety report, which detailed the performance of the organization's member companies during 2012.

BSEE continues oversight of well-control incident

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported that it continues to oversee efforts by Energy Resource Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC (ERT) to stop the flow of natural gas from a well at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B about 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, La.

Shell settles federal air pollution charges from Deer Park plant

Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships agreed to spend at least $115 million to resolve federal air pollution charges stemming from flaring and other activities at its Deer Park, Tex., refinery and chemical plant near Houston, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced.

UK energy secretary promotes unconventional oil and gas

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey told a parliamentary group that a public awareness campaign is needed to promote shale gas and dispel what he calls “myths” about hydraulic fracturing. He also said the government will promote unconventional oil and gas to the public.

Authorities respond to Gulf of Mexico well-control incident

The US Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported a well-control incident at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon.

Watson resigns as BSEE’s director, to lead ABS

James A. Watson has resigned as director of the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and will become president of ABS Inc., a maritime and offshore classification services organization in Houston, in early September.

Oil & Gas UK: Offshore safety continues to improve

The UK oil and gas industry’s focus on continuous improvements is keeping the offshore workforce safer, according to Oil & Gas UK’s annual 2013 health and safety report, which detailed the performance of the organization’s member companies during 2012.

Alaska to submit plans to run 3D seismic on ANWR’s coastal plain

Alaska will officially submit plans to conduct 3D seismic tests on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the federal government, state officials announced on July 9.

Increased crude shipments prompts DOT to study tank car standards

Increased shipment of crude oil by rail is making the US Department of Transportation examine its tank car standards, and possibly could result in a proposal for new requirements by the yearend, an American Petroleum Institute official said.

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