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Venezuela Crude Output Keeps Sliding, Fields Shut Due to Fire Damage

Venezuela’s oilfields produced 687,000 barrels of crude last Saturday, up from 653,000 barrels on Friday but below the 718,000 barrels per day (bpd) the country said it produced in March, according to documents seen by Reuters on Monday. The drop …

Fire Contained at Texas Oilfield Site, One Critically Injured

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, city and hospital officials said. The fire was contained at the property owned by petroleum …

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Seeks to Shutter Oil Refinery

Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the mayor confirmed on Tuesday after two sources told Reuters about the plans. A Philadelphia …

Court Addresses Burning Question: Is a Coke Oven a Product or a Structure?

In a lengthy 12-page decision that touches on nearly every aspect of product liability, the New York Court of Appeals addressed whether the defendant met its burden on summary judgment that the large, industrial coke ovens located in decedent’s workplace …

2,100 Leaking Underground Tanks Litter Indiana

The state environmental agency is in the midst of using $4 million in federal money to clean up 28 sites around Indiana with leaking underground storage tanks, although that will barely make a dent in the state’s problem. The state …

BP Asks Judge to Toss Montana Lawsuit Over Cleanup

Lawyers for BP asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a Montana lawsuit that alleges the oil giant and its subsidiaries collected millions of dollars in insurance money while letting the state foot the bill for cleaning soil and groundwater contaminated …