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32 workers killed in Caspian Sea oil platform blaze

Thirty-two workers have been killed and 42 rescued from an offshore oil platform that caught fire in Azerbaijan-controlled waters in the Caspian Sea, the head of an independent committee said on Saturday. Azeri state energy compan

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Shell to dismantle North Sea oil platform

Oil company Shell intends to start a 10-year process to dismantle and remove one of Britain's oldest and biggest oil platforms, Brent Delta, the company said on Tuesday. Britain's North Sea basin is one of the most mature

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Isaac moves on, oil platform staff return

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rainfall and the threat of flash flooding to the Mississippi Valley on Friday as Gulf Coast residents cleaned up and energy facilities geared back into operation - in one case with government help.

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Iraq buys US drones to protect oil platforms

Iraq is buying unmanned drones from the US to help protect its southern oil platforms as the Opec nation ramps up production after the withdrawal of the last American troops, US and Iraqi officials said on Monday. Protecting the vital infr

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Oil platform plan threatens rare Pacific whale

Plans for an oil platform off Sakhalin in Russia's Far East poses a major threat to an endangered whale population already on the brink of disappearing, a wildlife protection group said. Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, which is partly

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Iraq eyes new oil platforms, big export boost

Iraq aims to install four new floating oil terminals and three new undersea oil pipelines that will boost export capacity to 8 million barrels per day from a current 1.9 million bpd, a top oil official said. Dhiya Jaafar, current chief of

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