RT ECP: Oil & Gas

August 10, 2015

Oil Rig Maker Blamed for Fatal Collapse

Source: http://www.courthousenews.com, August 10, 2015 By: Cameron Langford Twenty-eight workers injured when an oil rig collapsed, killing one in the Bay of Campeche, sued the rig manufacturer in Federal Court. Plaintiffs include the estate representative of Isidoro Solorzano Castillo, who was fatally injured in the May 5 incident. The workers sued rig maker Friede & […]

July 9, 2015

Oil cleanup in Cherokee to be a long process

Source: http://www.smokymountainnews.com, July 8, 2015 By: Holly Kays A riverside petroleum leak in Cherokee has had cleanup crews scrambling since contamination was first discovered in April — and feeling flummoxed the further they’ve probed into the leak’s potential cause. “When we removed the tanks, there was just one little hole in the diesel tank and […]

July 8, 2015

Breaux Bridge sues oil companies over alleged groundwater contamination due to gasoline additive

Source: http://louisianarecord.com, July 7, 2015 By: Kyle Barnett The City of Breaux Bridge is suing some of the largest oil companies in the world claiming a gasoline additive has tainted the city’s water supply. It is being represented by local firm Boyer Hebert Abels & Angelle, as well as some of the biggest toxic tort attorneys […]

June 8, 2015

Energy Pipeline: Insurance costs play a role in safety, accident clean-up

Source: http://www.greeleytribune.com, June 5, 2015 By: Alison Dyer Bluemel While penalties and regulations work to discourage safety violations in the oil and gas industry, accidents and legal fees happen, and a company’s size plays a large role in how they handle insurance to mitigate the damage. Weld County leads Colorado in the number of active […]

June 8, 2015

COMMENTARY: Raise oil-spill liability cap

Source: http://www.courierpostonline.com, June 7, 2015 By: Ian Adams Santa Barbara County is the latest seaside community to watch its coastline dirtied by an all-too-recognizable black sludge. Early estimates project that more than 100,000 gallons of oil have spilled onto Refugio State Beach via a pipe that burst the morning of May 19. To address the […]

June 4, 2015

Stand-Alone Pollution Insurance Undersold in the Oil Patch

Source: http://www.insurancejournal.com, June 3, 2015 By: Stephanie K. Jones While stand-alone pollution insurance coverage for energy risks is available in the marketplace, more often than not those who need it the most may be unaware it is available or decide not to purchase it. That creates a coverage gap for many oil and gas production-related […]

May 22, 2015

New Jersey Assembly unanimously passes bill broadly allocating liability and damages for hazardous substance discharges from offshore drilling platforms

Source: http://www.lexology.com, May 20, 2015 By: Alexander J. Bandza, Jenner & Block Last week, the New Jersey Assembly unanimously passed a bill, A4258, which is notably broad in its language on allocating liability and damages for releases of hazardous substances from offshore drilling platforms.  The bill would supplement N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11, the New Jersey Spill Compensation and […]

December 10, 2014

Five years, five homes demolished and gas keeps bubbling from the deep

Source: http://www.vancouversun.com, December 9, 2014 By: Margaret Munro Imperial Oil workers came knocking in Calmar, a small town southwest of Edmonton, looking for old oil and gas wells in 2008. They found one leaking just a metre from the Beaudry home on Evergreen Crescent and took drastic steps to try to stop the gas rising […]

May 15, 2014

Lessons Learned: Parr v. Aruba Petroleum

Source: http://enews.blazeletter.com A Dallas jury recently awarded $2.9 million dollars to a family that claimed serious health injuries related to Aruba Petroleum’s nearby oil and gas operations.  Although the wells had been hydraulically fractured, the case concerned exposure to air pollutants associated with oil and gas activities not hydraulic fracturing fluids.  Nonetheless, the verdict left […]

March 27, 2013

Marcellus Production Tops Haynesville

Source: http://stateimpact.npr.org, March 18, 2013 By: Susan Phillips Pipeline expansions serving the Marcellus Shale gas boom have helped boost production rates above seven billion cubic feet a day, according to an analysis by IHS. The report says the Marcellus now leads the Haynesville Shale as the most productive shale play in the country. The Haynesville […]

February 21, 2013

Pipeline plan takes long way around

Source: The Sparta Independent, February 20, 2013 By: Daniel Fitzsimmons and Thomas Bias Tennessee Gas uses eminent domain to move forward with jughandle route On Feb. 15, men with chainsaws descended upon the hill behind George Feighner’s house in Montague and began clearing trees and brush to make way for a natural gas pipeline. Feighner, […]

January 28, 2013

California Fracking Lawsuit Charges State Has Done Insufficient Job Of Regulating Practice

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com, January 25, 2013 By: Aaron Sankin An environmental group has filed suit against the state of California for doing what it deemed an insufficient job of regulating the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” In a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court earlier this week, the Arizona-based Center For Biological Diversity […]


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