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Attacks on oil installations is costing Nigeria $2.4M a day

LAGOS, Nigeria — Multiple attacks on strategic oil and gas installations is costing Nigeria $2.4 million daily, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday as the military launched a manhunt for a militant and warned it will hold community leaders responsible for the “economic sabotage.” The attacks began Friday in the southern Niger Delta after a court issued an arrest warrant for ...

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Exxon deficiencies found in California refinery blast

Report on 2015 California refinery blast to be unveiled

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — An explosion at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in California last year could have been prevented if managers had taken into account aging safety equipment and shut down a key, spark-generating part of the refinery before attempting repairs elsewhere, federal investigators said Wednesday. The unit being repaired had operated for five years without a maintenance overhaul and, ...

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Report on 2015 California refinery blast to be unveiled

Report on 2015 California refinery blast to be unveiled

TORRANCE, Calif. — A blast at a California refinery could have been much worse if debris from the explosion had pierced a nearby tank holding tens of thousands of pounds of a toxic acid, according to an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are expected to discuss that near-hit and ...

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Worker dies in explosion while mixing chemicals in Texas

Transformer outside Oconee Nuclear Station catches fire

MIDLAND, Texas — Investigators say a water treatment company worker has died in a fiery explosion while mixing chemicals at a West Texas oil and gas services facility. Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little said Tuesday that the cause of the explosion remains under investigation. Little says authorities are looking at whether a chemical reaction or a spark cause Monday’s ...

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Officials: Plane wreckage near Texas peak from earlier crash

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Texas — Federal officials say reports of a single-engine airplane crash earlier this month near the highest peak in Texas were erroneous and that wreckage found near the peak is from an earlier crash. Authorities initially said the plane went down Dec. 8 in Guadalupe Mountains National Park at an elevation of about 8,700 feet above sea ...

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Small airplane crashes in West Texas near state’s highest peak

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GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Texas — A single-engine airplane has crashed near the highest peak in Texas, causing an explosion and debris field a half-mile wide. Elizabeth Jackson, a spokeswoman for Guadalupe Mountains National Park, says the plane went down late Tuesday afternoon in a rugged area near Guadalupe Peak, with an elevation of about 8,700 feet. She says the ...

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Pipeline operator won’t be penalized for explosion

Energy Transfer Company will not be fined for a pipeline explosion that occurred in DeWitt County in June. A 46-page report from the Railroad Commission of Texas attributes the cause of the pipeline rupture to a bending overload that placed the bottom of the 42-inch pipeline under pressure, causing a fracture along the weld. No violations were identified by the ...

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4th worker died after pipeline explosion

HOUMA, La. — The Terrebonne Parish coroner’s office says a fourth man has died of injuries from an explosion at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in Gibson. Three men died immediately Oct. 8, and two were critically injured. Chief investigator Danny Theriot (TER-ee-oh) tells The Courier that 56-year-old Michael Hill of Paris, Tennessee, died Oct. 12. He says Theriot worked ...

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2 of 3 workers killed in pipeline explosion identified

GIBSON, La. — A maintenance company has released the names of two of the three people killed in a pipeline explosion in Terrebonne Parish. Danos, an oil and gas service company, says two of their contract employees, 40-year-old Samuel Brinlee, of Berwick, and 36-year-old Casey Ordoyne, of Larose, died in Thursday’s accident at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in ...

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Four injured in chemical plant blast

Four people were injured in an explosion and fire that erupted at around 8 a.m. today at Albermarle Corporation chemical plant near Pasadena. According to the Houston Chronicle, one victim of the blast was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center while others were transported by ambulance to Bayshore Medical Center. Information about the injuries ...

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