Latest Oil and gas refining News

Correction: Blowout-Texas Oil Boom story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story distributed by The Associated Press on Oct. 11 about the oil and gas production boom in West Texas, The Texas Tribune and the Center for Public Integrity erroneously reported that student enrollment for the Ector County Independent School District had doubled in the past...

Refinery near national park avoids potential big roadblock

Oct. 10, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators decided Wednesday that they don't have authority to wade into a dispute over the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, eliminating a potential big roadblock for the $800 million project. The 3-0 vote by the Public...

Bosnia oil refinery blast kills 1, injures 10

Oct. 10, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

BOSANSKI BROD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — An explosion at a Russian-owned oil refinery in northern Bosnia has killed one worker and injured 10, the company running the complex said Wednesday. The blast rocked the neighborhood around the refinery in Bosanski Brod late Tuesday and was heard on the other side...

Carbon tax gets renewed attention but still faces resistance

Oct. 9, 2018 1:49 AM EDT

Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists, but neither development is likely to break down political resistance to a carbon tax. Previous alarms about global warming met with...

Oil refinery explosion in Canada shakes city of Saint John

Oct. 8, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) — A massive explosion at an Irving Oil refinery Monday morning shook the eastern Canadian city of Saint John, but caused no fatalities. Irving Oil said several contractors are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Litsa Daeres, 34, who lives nearby, said she just...

Bombs in former IS strongholds in Iraq kill 1, wound 16

Oct. 6, 2018 5:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Police say two bombs have exploded in former strongholds of the Islamic State group in central Iraq killing one person and wounding at least 16. The first blast occurred in the city of Fallujah west of Baghdad when a parked car exploded wounding two security men, three civilians and causing...

Saudi Arabia in discussions on oil refinery in Pakistan

Oct. 5, 2018 2:30 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say they are in talks with Saudi Arabia to launch several mega projects, including construction of an oil refinery at the country's southwestern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea coast. Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan says the country's Cabinet on Thursday approved...

Judge's ruling may remove roadblock to oil refinery

Oct. 4, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has finalized his recent conclusion that state regulators don't have a say in the site of an $800 million oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, potentially clearing a major roadblock for the project. An attorney for one of the...

OSHA fines Wisconsin company after refinery explosion

Oct. 3, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Federal officials have fined a northwest Wisconsin refining company more than $83,000 for safety violations related to an explosion that injured dozens of people and led to an evacuation. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited the Superior Refining Company for eight...

Environmental groups question refinery near national park

Oct. 2, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups opposing the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota want a judge to reconsider his recent recommendation that state regulators dismiss the groups' challenge. Administrative Law Judge Patrick Ward in a...