Energy & Fuel

"At Least 16 Drilling Industry Workers Died in Fires, Explosions Last Year"

"It was a few minutes before 8 on a cool spring morning at an oil well in West Texas last year when truck driver Roberto Magdaleno walked over to the site supervisor to get some papers signed. At that moment, a sand separator at the well site exploded, spraying shrapnel more than 1,400 feet, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials who investigated the April 30, 2014, explosion outside Orla, Texas."

Source: EnergyWire, 01/13/2015

"Senate to Debate Keystone XL, Setting Stage for More Energy Battles"

"The Senate voted Monday to take up a bill that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, opening a debate on energy and climate change that will preview other clashes to come between President Obama and the new Republican Congress. It will also set the stage for the energy and climate battles of the presidential election next year."

Source: NY Times, 01/13/2015


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