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China-Bound Oil Tanker Hit by Houthi Missile in Red Sea, US Says

May 20 2024 // A China-bound oil tanker in the Red Sea was struck and temporarily disabled by a ballistic anti-ship missile fired by Houthi militants, the US Central Command said. The strike Saturday on the Greek-owned M/T Wind caused...

Up to 2,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled into Galveston Bay After Barge Accident

May 20 2024 // GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Early estimates indicate up to 2,000 gallons of oil may have spilled into surrounding waters when a barge carrying fuel broke free from a tugboat and slammed into a bridge near Galveston, Texas,...

Nearly All Sanctioned Russian Oil Tankers Remain Idle and Empty Months After Sanctions

May 20 2024 // Dozens of tankers remain stuck doing nothing months after being sanctioned by the Treasury Department — a signal of the US’s scope to disrupt Moscow’s petroleum supply chain if it chooses to. Since October,...

Deadly US Oil Blast Exposes Risks of Pushing Profits Over Safety

May 17 2024 // The explosion that rocked Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay oil refinery one year ago trapped Rigoberto Guillen 75 feet in the air. Stranded on a metal platform, he and a colleague crouched low as black smoke...

Driver Says He Smoked Pot Oil, Took Meds Before Florida Crash That Killed 8 Workers

May 17 2024 // OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man with a long record of dangerous driving told investigators he smoked marijuana oil and took prescription drugs hours before he sideswiped a bus, killing eight Mexican farmworkers and injuring...

Wildfires Could Affect Over Half of Canada’s Oil Sands Output: Report

May 17 2024 // More than half of the oil sands production from Canada could be impacted if the wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia worsen, Rystad Energy said in a report on Thursday. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Canada is one of the...

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