Environment & Safety

BLM's methane, waste prevention rule ‘hurts American consumers, local economies’

WASHINGTON – Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of API, Tracee Bentley urged the US Senate to follow the House and support a disapproval resolution on the Bureau of Land Management's methane and waste prevention rule.

Veracity tapped by US DOE to develop next-gen network security

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Veracity Industrial Networks, a developer of next-generation Operational Technology (OT) network cybersecurity for the industrial internet, announced that it is part of a three-company team tapped by the US Department of Energy to develop a secure networking solution that reduces cyberattacks against US industrial and utility networks.

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.

Study reveals cybersecurity readiness gaps in US oil and gas industry

A survey of US oil and gas cybersecurity risk managers indicates that the deployment of cybersecurity measures in the industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in oil and gas operations. In a study from the Ponemon Institute – The State of Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry: United States – just 35% of respondents rated their organization’s operational technology (OT) cyber readiness as high.

Crews clean up small illegal crude oil dump in Saskatchewan

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -- Crews have cleaned up 95% of what appears to be an intentional crude oil spill from a large transport vehicle into a ditch near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Chile regulator eyes refinery sanction over environmental failures

SANTIAGO (Reuters) -- Chile's environmental regulator, the SMA, said on Tuesday that it was considering sanctions of state-run energy producer ENAP after finding infractions relating to emissions and noise at its Aconcagua oil refinery.

DuPont settles lawsuits over Teflon-making chemical leak

(Reuters) -- DuPont and Chemours Co said on Monday they had agreed to pay about $671 million in cash to settle several lawsuits related to the leak of a toxic chemical, used to make Teflon, that has been linked to cancer and other diseases.

EU plans more legal action against governments soft on car emissions cheating

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Union plans more legal action soon against governments that have failed to police emissions test cheating by carmakers in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, a top official said on Thursday.

Lack of preparation risks 'chaotic' shift to cleaner shipping fuel

ANTWERP (Reuters) -- The biggest change in shipping fuel for decades is three years away, but shipping and refining companies need to be taking action now to ensure the world will have the millions of barrels of cleaner fuel it will need.

West African push to clean up toxic fuel hits snags

LONDON (Reuters) -- A West African drive to clean up toxic fuels that campaigners say pose a health hazard to millions has run into difficulties less than two months after it was announced, according to importers, traders and other oil industry insiders.