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PG&E Equipment Said Cause of California’s Dixie Fire

PG&E Equipment Said Cause of California’s Dixie Fire

An investigation by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFIRE) has determined that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is responsible for last July’s Dixie wildfire in Northern California. After “a meticulous and thorough investigation,” CalFIRE determined the Dixie Fire was caused by “a tree contacting electrical distribution lines” owned and operated by PG&E…

January 6, 2022
Energy Transfer to Pay Another $1.98M to Settle 2018 Incident on Revolution Pipe

Energy Transfer to Pay Another $1.98M to Settle 2018 Incident on Revolution Pipe

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a nearly $2 million settlement tied to an affiliate of Energy Transfer LP’s natural gas pipeline failure and fire in 2018. PUC said the 3-0 vote resolves an investigation by the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) conducted following the event on the affiliate Energy Transfer Co.…

November 27, 2021
Pemex Fire, Hurricane Ida Dent OPEC Supply Forecast as Oil Demand Gathers Momentum

Pemex Fire, Hurricane Ida Dent OPEC Supply Forecast as Oil Demand Gathers Momentum

Two events in the Gulf of Mexico have dented the latest 2021 supply forecast by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In the cartel’s latest Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR), oil supply outside of the OPEC countries for 2021 was revised lower by 0.17 million b/d from the previous forecast because of a…

September 20, 2021
Pemex CEO Says Production Partially Restored After Fatal Offshore Fire, as Two Workers Remain Missing

Pemex CEO Says Production Partially Restored After Fatal Offshore Fire, as Two Workers Remain Missing

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) had restored 71,000 b/d of the roughly 421,000 b/d of oil production knocked offline by a fatal offshore platform fire as of Tuesday evening, according to CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza. In a video message posted late Tuesday night, Romero said Pemex expected to restore an additional 110,000 b/d…

August 25, 2021
Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire Leaves Five Dead, Two Missing

Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire Leaves Five Dead, Two Missing

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza said five people died and two people remained missing as of Monday afternoon following a fire on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ku, Maloob and Zaap (KMZ) megafield. Oropeza said an investigation was underway to determine its cause.…

August 23, 2021
Five People Dead, Two Missing in Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire

Five People Dead, Two Missing in Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza said five people died and two people remained missing as of Monday afternoon following a fire on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ku, Maloob and Zaap (KMZ) megafield. Oropeza said an investigation was underway to determine its cause.…

August 23, 2021
Mexico ‘Avoids Environmental Damage’ in GOM Fire while Talos to Explore Zama Decision

Mexico ‘Avoids Environmental Damage’ in GOM Fire while Talos to Explore Zama Decision

Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said an investigation is underway following a fire last Friday (July 2) near one of its Gulf of Mexico (GOM) platforms in the Ku, Maloob and Zaap (KMZ) megafield. Images of the eye-shaped fire went viral on social media as ships dowsing water on the flames appeared to…

July 6, 2021
PG&E Fined $106M for 2019 Power Shutoff Events

PG&E Fined $106M for 2019 Power Shutoff Events

California regulators have fined Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) $106 million for allegedly violating guidelines in 2019 for executing planned power outages to lower wildfire risks.  The fine by an administrative law judge (ALJ) is part of an ongoing effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to hold the state’s major investor-owned utilities…

June 2, 2021
Norway Cites ‘Serious’ Regulatory Breaches in Hammerfest LNG Fire

Norway Cites ‘Serious’ Regulatory Breaches in Hammerfest LNG Fire

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said a fire last year at Equinor ASA’s 4.3 million metric tons/year Hammerfest liquefied natural gas terminal resulted from “serious breaches” of regulations. The facility in northern Norway, where a fire broke out last September, receives and liquefies natural gas from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea. It…

April 22, 2021
Kinder Morgan Restarting Elba Island LNG Units Impacted by Fire

Kinder Morgan Restarting Elba Island LNG Units Impacted by Fire

Kinder Morgan Inc. is bringing production units back online at its Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Georgia after a fire at the facility on May 11.

May 22, 2020
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