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Officials: 3 Dead in Explosion at Old Arkansas Oil Well

Officials say three workers are dead following an explosion at an abandoned oil well near El Dorado in southern Arkansas. Union County Emergency Manager Jerry Thomas says three workers at Long Brothers Oil Company were taking apart a metal tank …

Suspected Colombian Rebels Kidnap 23 Local Oil Workers

Suspected FARC guerrillas have captured 23 Colombian oil contractors carrying out exploration work for Canada’s Talisman Energy in a rare mass kidnapping, authorities said Monday. Colombia, Latin America’s No. 4 oil producer, has recently enjoyed a boom in petroleum and …