Oil Industry

Fire Is Out At California Refinery

A fire at the Torrence Refining Co. has nearby residents on edge as local firefighters begin to investigate the incident. Three dozen firefighters responded to the call on Saturday morning after reports of an oil refinery explosion. According to officials, they were able to extinguish the blaze in 30 minutes. The fire and possible explosion are a… read more

Planned Texas Refinery Hits Environmental Bumps

Webb County Judge, Tano Tijerina has withdrawn his support for a proposed new oil refinery near Hebbronville due to environmental concerns. Tijerina originally supported the project but has since changed his mind after spending over a year with more questions than answers about the project. The oil company, Raven Petroleum, is the company seeking permission to build a… read more

Offshore Drilling Regulations

Offshore drilling can have detrimental effects on the environment. As a result of the horrific Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, along with many other oil spills in the U.S.’s history, new rules and regulations on offshore oil and gas drilling have been issued in an attempt to make the practice safer. New Offshore Drilling… read more

Where Are Most Oil Rigs Located?

Every day, people around the world use oil to power their homes, cars and more. Oil is most commonly used for transportation fuels, fuel oils for heating and electricity generation, asphalt and road oil, but it is also used for other common household products. Around  6.79 billion barrels of petroleum are used in the US each… read more

What are OSHA’s Regulations on Oil Rigs?

Oil drilling and refining is one of the largest industries in the entire world, and it literally funds entire countries/regions. In the US alone, oil is a massive industry, and due to recent expansions in drilling, we are now officially an oil exporting country. Naturally, whether you are working in a land-based oil field or… read more

Biggest Oil Rig States in the U.S.

Oil is a massive worldwide business, and the United States has made massive strides in domestic oil production in recent decades. It wasn’t very long ago that most of our oil was imported, usually from the Middle East, but as of 2011, the United States is a net oil exporter. In fact, as of 2015,… read more

Oilfield Safety Could Suffer in Downturn

It’s no surprise that oilfield workers face many risks in their daily work. Texas, in particular, loses many oilfield workers every year to explosions and deadly accidents. Just recently, we lost 3 more workers in an explosion in Texas’s Permian Basin. These sad and unnecessary deaths are a reminder of one basic fact: because there… read more