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Second court setback to extremism will help climate agenda

Mitigation of climate change advanced another step on July 19 with the second setback in less than a month to legal abuse of complex controversy.

 


Byco commissions Pakistan’s largest isom plant

Byco Petroleum Pakistan subsidiary Byco Isomerisation Pakistan (Private) has completed startup of Pakistan’s largest isomerization unit at its plant at Mauza Kund, Sub Tehsil Gadani, District Lasbella, Baluchistan.


Quadrant group finds oil with Dorado wildcat

The Perth-based joint venture of Quadrant Energy Ltd. and Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. has made an oil discovery with its Dorado-1 wildcat well in permit WA-437-P in the Bedout subbasin off northwest Western Australia.


Northern Territory government releases fracing implementation plan

The Northern Territory government has announced its plan to implement the recently released recommendations of the independent scientific inquiry into the unconventional practice of hydraulic fracturing.


Baker Hughes: US rig count down 8 units to 1,046

The US drilling rig count reached 1,046 units working for the week ended July 20, down 8 rigs from a week ago, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 96 units from this time a year ago when the count stood at 950.


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USVI, ArcLight float plan to restart St. Croix refining complex

Senators of the 32nd Legislature of the US Virgin Islands will hold a special session next month to evaluate a proposed $1.4-billion operating agreement between the government and ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, Boston, that could lead to the restart of the previously idled 500,000-b/d refinery at Limetree Bay, on the island of St. Croix


A pattern in Colorado

Environmental opposition to oil and gas work follows a pattern. It even repeats itself. For the second time, opponents of hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in Colorado are petitioning for setback requirements that would preclude drilling in much of the state.


Watching Government: Post-Pruitt EPA will carry on

The most immediate question, after US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator E. Scott Pruitt resigned on July 6, was whether reforms he had launched would continue. They will, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the agency’s employees on July 11.


EIA: Brent will remain above $70/bbl this year

Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $74/bbl in June, a decrease of almost $3/bbl from the May average.


Permits, progress, and what Davis could mean for future refineries

The North Dakota Department of Health’s division of air quality cleared the way for Meridian Energy Group Inc. to begin construction of its grassroots 49,500-b/sd high-conversion Davis refinery in Billings County east of the Fryburg Rail Facility in Belfield, ND (OGJ Online, June 13, 2018).


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U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety During Georgia Construction Project

July 20, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety During Georgia Construction Project

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Auto Parts Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards

July 20, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Auto Parts Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Contractor For Repeatedly Exposing Workers to Falls

July 19, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Contractor For Repeatedly Exposing Workers to Falls

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Comments on Proposal Regarding Railroad Construction Equipment in Cranes and Derricks Construction Standard

July 18, 2018 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Missouri Excavating Company After Observing Employees Working in Unprotected Trench

July 18, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Missouri Excavating Company After Observing Employees Working in Unprotected Trench