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Colombian rebels resume guerilla attacks on oil infrastructure

Colombia’s oil infrastructure is once again under attack by rebels as conflict resumed after a ceasefire established in December came to a screeching halt in May. Bloomberg reports that rebels targeted the Orito-San Miguel and Orito-Churuyaca pipelines, both in the Putumayo province on the southwest border of the country. Two wells—the Loro 8 and Yurilla 1—also fell victim to damage ...

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U.S. court refuses to hold Occidental liable in Colombia bombing

Nov 12 – A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to hold Occidental Petroleum Corp and a security contractor legally responsible for alleged complicity in a 1998 military bombing of a Colombian village that killed 17 people, including six children. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California said victims’ families could not pursue claims against Occidental ...

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Local first responders aid tanker spill in Adair


Pulaski County emergency responders helped clean up a messy situation on the Cumberland Parkway in Adair County early Monday. Doug Baker, chief of the Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team (SRT), said that a tractor trailer carrying approximately 6,900 gallons of diesel fuel overturned within the Columbia city limits on the parkway. Being as Baker’s squad is the on-call Hazmat team ...

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Northern Industrial Training offers comprehensive Bakken training opportunities

The North Dakota oil field work force is benefiting from three generations of Alaskan oil field experience. Northern Industrial Training of Palmer, Alaska is training oil field workers in Dickinson, North Dakota. The company specializes in truck driver training, safety training, welding and construction skills. The birth and growth of NIT in the last year fits a niche for oil ...

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