State regulators launch wide review of North Slope oil fields following BP leak

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Oct 312017
 

Concerned that thawing permafrost might contribute to another oil and gas leak such as the one that BP experienced in April, Alaska oil-well regulators on Monday issued emergency orders to oil companies to provide details for a widespread review of all …
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Killer HURRICANE winds hit Europe and a freighter in North Sea sparking fears of oil leak

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Oct 302017
 

At least six people have been killed in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic after hurricane-style winds of up to 111 mph (180 kph) devastated the region. Four victims in Poland and the Czech Republic were killed by falling trees. Meanwhile, in Germany …
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Oil Company Works to Contain Leak in Alaska’s North Slope

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Aug 102017
 

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) — A Texas-based oil and gas company that last year said it discovered at least 6 billion barrels of oil under its land in northern Alaska is cleaning up more than 7,000 gallons (26,500 liters) of oil that leaked from a well.
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Violent storms lash north west France as more extreme weather warnings issued – The Local France

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Jul 192017
 

The Local France

Violent storms lash north west France as more extreme weather warnings issued
The Local France
Violent storms lashed Brittany on Tuesday and were on their way to Normandy, while parts of the south west, including the Dordogne are also set for extreme weather. While most of France was sweltering in the heat as temperatures rose once again

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North Dakota oil industry shows signs of a rebound

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Jun 182017
 

The adoption of fracking prompted companies to pour $ 30 billion into the … and it’s closer to the huge oil refining belt on the Gulf Coast. Still, Scott said he thinks the Bakken will continue to expand. “It’s proven,” he said.
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North Sea oil platform shuts down after gas leak

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May 202017
 

A North Sea oil platform has been shut down following a gas leak. The gas detection alarm sounded on Friday morning on Shell’s Brent Charlie platform, 115 miles north-east of Shetland. Shell said all 176 people on board have been accounted for and a …
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Strong quake strikes north of Antarctica – Radio New Zealand

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May 112017
 

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Strong quake strikes north of Antarctica
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A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has struck north of Antarctica late this morning but it is not expected to cause a tsunami. The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 98km northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago.
Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica – USGSThe Star Online
Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Off South Sandwich Islands Near Antarctic CircleSputnik International

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Minnesota woman conquered Antarctica marathon, now she’s taking on the North Pole – Duluth News Tribune

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Apr 182017
 

Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota woman conquered Antarctica marathon, now she's taking on the North Pole
Duluth News Tribune
Richardson's parents are Puerto Rican, and Chad Richardson said he thinks his wife, who grew up in Ohio and Puerto Rico, will be the only Puerto Rican-American to run a marathon at both Antarctica and the North Pole. Richardson has also run a marathon …

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BP trying to get leaking oil well under control on Alaska’s North Slope

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Apr 162017
 

A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under control as responders fought freezing temperatures and winds gusting up to 38 mph. Efforts to get the well under …
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