Investigation

ExxonMobil ‘Fully Complying’ with SEC Oil and Gas Reserves Investigation

An investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about how ExxonMobil Corp. values its oil and natural gas reserves is underway, officials confirmed.

September 21, 2016

House Science Committee Squabbles on State AGs’ Refusal to Turn Over ExxonMobil Documents

House Republicans and Democrats on the Science, Space and Technology committee sparred Wednesday about whether they have the legal authority to require state attorneys general (AG) to give them documents related to an investigation of ExxonMobil Corp.’s climate change research.

September 14, 2016

ExxonMobil Wins Skirmish in Climate Change Probe as Virgin Islands AG Withdraws Subpoena

ExxonMobil Corp. has scored a win in the wide-ranging inquiry into its climate change research, with the Virgin Islands Department of Justice agreeing to withdraw a subpoena that was requesting years of internal documents.

June 30, 2016

PHMSA, State Investigation Faults Williams NW Pipeline For 2014 Explosion

Federal and state pipeline safety regulators on Wednesday released the results of a joint investigation finding procedural shortcomings by Williams’ Northwest Pipeline Co. operators that led to an explosion and fire at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) peaking facility in Washington state two years ago (see Daily GPI,March 31, 2014).

May 5, 2016

PHMSA, State Investigation Faults Williams NW Pipeline For 2014 Explosion

Federal and state pipeline safety regulators on Wednesday released the results of a joint investigation finding procedural shortcomings by Williams’ Northwest Pipeline Co. operators that led to an explosion and fire at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) peaking facility in Washington state two years ago (see Daily GPI,March 31, 2014).

May 5, 2016

Preliminary Probe Reveals Corrosion as Possible Culprit in Tetco Blast

Federal regulators said the preliminary investigation of what caused a massive explosion and fire on the Texas Eastern (Tetco) pipeline in Southwest Pennsylvania shows evidence of corrosion at two areas on the affected pipe, one of which was at the point of failure.

May 4, 2016

Hilcorp Pad Still Shuttered As Regulators Probe Western Pennsylvania Earthquake

Operations at a four-well Hilcorp Energy Co. pad in Western Pennsylvania remained idle on Wednesday, more than a week after a 1.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded near the drilling site.

May 4, 2016

PHMSA Says Corrosion Possible Cause of Tetco NatGas Explosion

Federal regulators said the preliminary investigation of what caused a massive explosion and fire on the Texas Eastern (Tetco) pipeline in Southwest Pennsylvania shows evidence of corrosion at two areas on the affected pipe, one of which was at the point of failure.

May 4, 2016

Preliminary Probe Reveals Corrosion as Possible Culprit in Tetco Blast

Federal regulators said the preliminary investigation of what caused a massive explosion and fire on the Texas Eastern (Tetco) pipeline in Southwest Pennsylvania shows evidence of corrosion at two areas on the affected pipe, one of which was at the point of failure.

May 4, 2016

Hilcorp Pad Still Shuttered As Regulators Probe Western Pennsylvania Earthquake

Operations at a four-well Hilcorp Energy Co. pad in Western Pennsylvania remained idle on Wednesday, more than a week after a 1.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded near the drilling site.

May 4, 2016