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NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

Did a part that was improperly installed in 1998 cause a fatal gas explosion in 2017? If the findings of a recent report by the National Transportation Safety Board are accurate, the answer is yes. But that report may mean nothing to the widow of a utility worker seeking justice for her...



Recalling Five Oil Workers Killed in Oklahoma

Recalling Five Oil Workers Killed in Oklahoma

Last January, five oil workers were killed in a fire and explosion at a Quinton, Oklahoma drilling rig. This was the deadliest drilling accident in the U.S. since 2010, when 11 workers died in the Gulf of Mexico on the Deepwater Horizon rig. Patterson Rig 219 was owned and operated by...

American Oilfield Deaths Equal to American Military Killed in Afghanistan

American Oilfield Deaths Equal to American Military Killed in Afghanistan

There’s no question working in the oil and gas fields is a dangerous job. Still, most members of the public do not realize just how dangerous it is. In the nine years between 2008 and 2017, 1,566 workers died of injuries sustained while working in oil and gas drilling, and that’s almost...

Lessons Learned From The Chinese Fracking Crisis

Lessons Learned From The Chinese Fracking Crisis

China’s rapid economic growth is being fuelled by unsustainable and deadly practices, such as fracking. This is polluting the soil and the water reservoirs.
Extracting natural gas through fracking requires drilling several thousand meters deep, and pumping in chemically-laced water....

What England Can Teach Us about Fracking Quakes

What England Can Teach Us about Fracking Quakes

There is an ongoing debate about whether the economic potential of fracking outweighs its dangers. England can teach the US a great deal about this, as it is one of the countries that both leads the industry of shale gas exploitation and upholds strict rules to enforce safety standards.
Since...

Top 8 Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Pipeline Workers

Top 8 Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Pipeline Workers

Pipelining is one of the best oilfield jobs around, especially for those who love working outdoors, making good money and meeting great people on the road. However, oil and gas pipeline workers know the job comes with risks. The key is to minimize those risks.
Oil and gas pipeline work is...