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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of March 7 through March 13. Enjoy! 5. Whiting Petroleum set to thrive despite low prices Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. was and continues to be structured around making money at current oil price levels, says James J. Volker, the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer. During the company’s fourth quarter ...

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Explosion razes waste disposal facility near Alexander

A fire so massive that it could not be approached by firefighters erupted after an explosion at an oil waste disposal site north of Alexander, North Dakota. According to KXNews, McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karlin Rockvoy said the only thing to do at first was watch the fire burn itself out. The explosion occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Emergency responders from ...

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2 oil cars still burning at Illinois derailment site

GALENA, Ill. — Two rail cars remain on fire at the site where an oil train derailed this week in western Illinois. But authorities say they did not have to allow a leaking car to explode as was initially expected. Authorities had warned of the likelihood of more explosions at the site of Thursday’s derailment south of Galena. But in ...

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Still unclear what caused blast at California refinery

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — It’s still unclear what caused an explosion at an oil refinery outside Los Angeles, and there’s no timetable for when gas production will resume, the refinery manager said Friday. The Exxon Mobil refinery is currently not processing gasoline since Wednesday’s blast, “but we have stocks of gasoline in the refinery that we are supplying,” manager Brian ...

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Blast hits Southern California refinery

TORRANCE, Calif. — Southern California authorities say an explosion has occurred at an Exxon Mobil refinery in the city of Torrance, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product. Torrance police Sgt. Paul Kranke says are roads are closed after the Wednesday morning incident and ash is in the air. Fire Department spokesman Steve Deuel tells KCBS-TV ...

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Explosion on Brazil oil ship; Union says 3 deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO — An explosion on a ship leased by state-run oil company Petrobras left three workers dead and another six missing on Wednesday, according to statements from Petrobras and also from Brazil’s biggest oil industry union. The Health Ministry for the state of Espirito Santo, where the explosion took place, said in an emailed statement that so far ...

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Gas supply fully restored in western Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Emergency and repair works were completed on the section of Kazakhstan’s main gas pipeline ‘Orenburg-Novopskov’, which suffered an explosion on Feb. 2, according to a message from the Kazakh joint-stock company, KazTransGas. “As a result of operative measures taken by the company’s specialists, within a day the damaged section of the main gas pipeline with a length ...

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Blast at Washington natural gas plant costs $69M in repairs

PLYMOUTH, Wash. — Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington. A pressure vessel ruptured, throwing a piece of shrapnel into a liquid natural-gas storage tank at the processing plant in Plymouth, just across the Columbia River from Umatilla, Oregon. Federal ...

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