Oil And Gas

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Pipeline accidents are becoming a more common occurrence in Texas and across the nation. Last month two workers were killed and another was injured when they were repairing a gas pipeline just outside the Southcross Energy facility near Woodsboro, Texas. According to Houston Public Media, the two workers who died…

In hydraulic fracturing – a method used in drilling for natural gas -fluids are shot underground in an attempt to break up rock and free the natural gas for harvesting. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracing, has long been a source of concern for regulators, worried that the method may contaminate the…

Oil and gas pipeline work is extremely dangerous – particularly in Texas. According to the National Wildlife Federation, since 2000 the state has been tied with New Mexico for the most pipeline accident fatalities in the country. In that time, there have been over 500 pipeline accidents around the state,…

The state of our nation’s aging natural gas infrastructure has become a major concern in light of the recent string of pipeline explosions. Places like Allentown, Pennsylvania and San Bruno, California have seen firsthand the catastrophic aftermath of natural gas pipeline disasters. And, with 1.8 million miles of gas delivery…

Authorities are investigating the death of a West Texas oilfield worker who was killed on the floor of a drilling rig on Sunday, April 20 in Upton County. Early reports claim that the accident was equipment related and occurred around 9:30 p.m. on an Apache Corporation lease about 25 miles…

On Monday, February 24, 2014, two oil field workers were electrocuted when they were struck by a fallen electrical line in southwest Houston, Texas, according to authorities. Paramedics gave the men CPR as an ambulance rushed them to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Apparently, a crane struck an electrical line in a…