Explosion hits Syrian oil pipeline near Homs

An explosion hit the main oil pipeline feeding a refinery on the western edge of the Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday during fighting between rebels and army forces in the area, opposition activists said. Video footage, which could not be independently verified, showed thick smoke rising from the pipeline which links eastern oil fields […]

Refinery blast kills 39 in Venezuela

A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery early Saturday, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country’s key oil industry. Balls of fire rose over the Amuay refinery, one of the largest in the world, in video posted on the Internet by […]