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News // Incidental

BP's action to close one of the three sources of Macondo drill pipe leak

BP has successfully attached a valve to the end of the broken drilling pipe at the Macondo well in the US Gulf and plans to try to shut that leak later today.

05 May 2010 , 07:57Noah Brenner, Anthony Guegel & Anthea PittUpstream29070

Transocean oil drilling platform sank in Gulf of Mexico

An oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico sank on Thursday as hopes dimmed for 11 missing workers and the risk of a major oil spill loomed, officials said.

23 April 2010 , 08:35Reuters32100

US off-shore drilling platform in fire in Gulf of Mexico

US Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 oil workers missing after an explosion and fire on an off-shore drilling platform.

22 April 2010 , 09:47BBC News36970

Australian's major gold mining area strongly hit by earthquake

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Australia's major gold-mining region on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of mines, schools and hospitals.

20 April 2010 , 11:56RIA Novosti57490

Oil tanker explosion in Pakistan against NATO forces interests

A powerful blast hit an oil tanker carrying supplies for NATO forces in Pakistan's northwestern region bordering Afghanistan Monday, a media report said.

20 April 2010 , 10:53Expressnews.lk46910

Russian pipeline incident has left almost 60 tons of diesel in nature

About 50 to 60 tons of diesel fuel spilled from a pipeline April 4 along the shore of Pevek lagoon (in the Chaunskiy district of Chukotskiy region, Russia).

06 April 2010 , 08:21Oil and Gas Information Agency12350

Lukoil's vice president Anatoly Barkov unique survivor of car crash

LUKoil vice president Anatoly Barkov was hospitalized after a car slammed into his Mercedes on a snow-clogged street in southwestern Moscow during Thursday morning rush hour.

26 February 2010 , 08:02The Moscow Times24200

Pipeline problems in Russian fear East

Oil oozed from the East-Siberia - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline, launched about a month ago, in the third such accident in less than two months.

19 February 2010 , 15:20RIA Novosti40820

ConocoPhillips in mourning

ConocoPhillips’ Alaska unit president Jim Bowles was killed and a colleague was missing and presumed dead after their snowmobiling party was caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

15 February 2010 , 12:45Upstream15990

Turkmen Pipeline To Be Repaired Within 2–3 days

The rupture of a gas pipeline in Turkmenistan will be repaired within two or three days

10 April 2009 , 08:05Ksenia KochnevaRIA Novosti13950

Turkmen Exports Shut Down On Pipeline Accident

Gas exports from Turkmenistan to Russia suspended due to pipeline accident

09 April 2009 , 08:20Ksenia KochnevaReuters11870

Shell Pipeline Blown Up in Nigeria

A crude oil pipeline operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plcs Nigerian unit was blown up by militants in Delta state, Bloomberg reports
19 March 2009 , 11:20Ksenia Kochneva8470

Transneft's Pipeline Fire Halts 20% of Export Supply

A Transneft official confirmed an accident on a trunk pipeline running through the towns of Samara, Saratov, Tikhoretsk and Novorossiisk, saying the accident happened near the Volga town of Saratov, the Moscow Times repoted
05 March 2009 , 08:29Ksenia Kochneva14250

Nigerian Oil Pipeline Damaged by Rebels

Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria has suffered the severing of a pipeline, Azerbaijan News reported Wednesday
04 March 2009 , 13:23Ksenia Kochneva9170

Colombian Guerrillas Attack Oil Company Camp

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas attacked a camp belonging to a contractor employed by oil company Ecopetrol in the remote El Catatumbo region, near the border with Venezuela. No one was injured, the officials say
14 January 2009 , 13:36Ksenia Kochneva10640

Australian Oil Cos Prepare For Tropical Cyclone Billy

They are making arrangements to ensure safety offshore at oil and gas fields in the path of the storm
24 December 2008 , 10:33Ksenia Kochneva9080

One Killed in Attack on ExxonMobil in Nigeria

Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of US oil group ExxonMobil, said Thursday one person was killed during an attack on one of its convoys in the southern Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom
05 December 2008 , 12:30Ksenia Kochneva12650

Pirates Attack Chinese Fishing Vessel Near Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone police say pirates attacked a Chinese fishing vessel in a rare attack off West Africa that ended with four suspects dead
28 November 2008 , 10:14Jo Amey10170

60 Drilling Platforms Destroyed by Hurricanes

Hurricanes Gustav and Ike destroyed 60 drilling platforms that drew about 1 percent of the oil and natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department said Wednesday in a final damage assessment of the two September storms
27 November 2008 , 14:01Jo Amey9140

Army Crackdown on Niger Oil Thieves

Nigeria's army said on Wednesday it would continue to fight criminal gangs behind oil theft in the oil-producing Niger Delta
27 November 2008 , 09:42Jo Amey8450