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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 , 07:57Upstream29070
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 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
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
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
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 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
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’ 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
The rupture of a gas pipeline in Turkmenistan will be repaired within two or three days
10 April 2009 , 08:05RIA Novosti13950
Gas exports from Turkmenistan to Russia suspended due to pipeline accident
09 April 2009 , 08:20Reuters11870
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 , 11:208470
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 , 08:2914250
Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria has suffered the severing of a pipeline, Azerbaijan News reported Wednesday
04 March 2009 , 13:239170
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 , 13:3610640
They are making arrangements to ensure safety offshore at oil and gas fields in the path of the storm
24 December 2008 , 10:339080
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 , 12:3012650
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 , 10:1410170
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 , 14:019140
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 , 09:428450