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RRC boosts safety for workers after concerns of rising cartel activity

David Porter is tired of waiting for the federal government to increase oil and gas worker’s safety near the border of Mexico. Today, the Texas Railroad Commission Chairman highlighted several policy changes to increase Commission inspection staff safety in pipeline areas in South Texas. “The federal government has been ineffective in preventing illegal activity along the border and with the ...

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Pirates and hold-ups: crime strikes Venezuela’s oil industry

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) – When night falls over western Venezuela, armed gangs known as “pirates” sometimes ride boats into muggy Lake Maracaibo to steal equipment from oil wells. In the country’s Paraguana peninsula, opposite the Caribbean island of Aruba, slum dwellers at times break through a perimeter wall into Venezuela’s biggest refinery and rob machinery, construction tools, and cables to ...

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Report ranks New Mexico No. 1 for methane emissions, lost gas revenues

A national environmental advocacy group says natural gas and the revenue associated with its production at oil and gas wells are wasted at high levels on federal and tribal lands throughout the Western United States, with New Mexico accounting for more waste than any other state. A report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund and compiled by the consulting firm ...

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ALON commits to cutting carbon at 7-Elevens

The time people generally take fuel emissions into consideration isn’t while they’re filling their gas tanks, but the Alon Brands—the owner of nearly 300 7-Eleven stores in New Mexico— recently signed on with GreenPrint LLC in hopes of offsetting their carbon emissions. According to Convenience Store and Fuel News, the company will feature the STRIVE reduced emissions fuel program at ...

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Greenpeace India: Rape, sexual assault cases went unnoticed


Greenpeace, the international organization of environmental heroism, spent this week admitting its own scandal and ill-management as the India branch of the group is under fire for its poor handling of severe sexual assault and rape cases. According to a recent report from The Guardian, Greenpeace India has admitted it failed to create a gender-sensitive environment for its workers and ...

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