Opponents decry 'mountaintop removal' for Dominion gas line
Opponents of a natural gas pipeline proposed to pass through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina have seized on its routing along Appalachian mountain ridges to liken the project to coal mining.
Canadians pledge to crack down on U.S. coal
The premier of British Columbia yesterday pledged to end shipments of U.S. thermal coal from the province's ports, in an escalation of a growing trade spat that also encompasses Canadian lumber, U.S. dairy and the basic terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Safety incidents on the rise after decade of decline
Liquid pipeline accidents of all kinds have gone up over the past five years after 10 years of decline, according to industry data released this week.
Faced with hardware failures, industry says, 'We've got this'
A 1989 plane crash in Sioux City, Iowa, that killed 111 people and injured 172 more came after a minuscule defect in a titanium part led to a total loss of flight control. With that disaster in mind, the oil and gas industry seeks to resolve a problem with unexpected breakage of connector bolts on offshore safety equipment with as little attention as possible.
OIL AND GAS
Jones Act proposal sets industry against mariners
Federal regulators say they plan to reinterpret a long-standing shipping law to cover offshore oil and gas activity, in a move that pits energy interests against the powerful domestic maritime industry.