Oil rigs are not exactly the only form of oil that can cause problems when they explode.
But the number of such incidents is increasing as the price of oil continues to rise.
Olaplex Bonding Oil rigs in the Philippines.
In the US, the boom in offshore drilling is bringing a wave of disasters.
In 2015, the National Oil Company of Texas announced that it was conducting a study of oil rigs in Texas.
The study found that the number and severity of oil rig accidents increased by nearly 400% between 2012 and 2015.
The oil rig explosion in May, 2016 in Texas was the worst-known incident of its kind.
Oil rig explosion near Lufkin, Texas.
On a smaller scale, oil rigs are also being used to drill into the Gulf of Mexico, where a pipeline was ruptured on January 8.
The pipeline burst into flames, sending hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the ocean, and the spill was estimated to be about $6.5 billion in damages.
The explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf in March, 2016.
A rig explosion and spill in the Caribbean Sea, where the pipeline burst.
It is a familiar story, said Tom Rennie, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville who studies oil rigs.
In the past few years, there have been many oil rig explosions, he said, which are linked to other causes such as the leaking of the pressure vessel, and leaks of equipment such as pumps and compressors.
But he also noted that the explosion of a well can be a significant cause of a catastrophic incident.
“The more oil is in the well, the more likely it is to explode,” he said.
“It’s like a ticking time bomb.”
Oil rigs in Alaska, Canada, and elsewhere, in April, 2018.
Crude oil spills into the water off the coast of Alaska in April 2018.
The spill, which is thought to have been caused by a leaking pipe, was the largest oil spill in Alaska since 2007.
Rennie and his colleagues have analyzed the spill data to see how the accidents have changed over time.
Over the last five years, oil rig fires have exploded in the western United States at a rate of about 15 per year, he reported.
The number of fires in the US has dropped significantly since 2011, he wrote.
In contrast, fires in Canada have remained fairly constant since 2013.
Renni believes that the oil rig fire in the United States has become more common.
“We don’t have a lot of oil in the country,” he explained.
“What we have is a lot more crude coming out of Alaska.”
He added that the most recent explosion occurred about three months ago.
Alaska, Canada’s oil industry, has seen a rapid growth in its oil production over the past decade.
According to the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, oil and gas production in Alaska peaked at around 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2005.
By the end of 2015, that number had grown to about 1.75 million bpd, or roughly 3.5% of the state’s total oil and natural gas production.
The Alaska Energy Alliance estimates that total oil production in the state is now nearly 20.5 bpd higher than it was in the late 1990s, when production peaked at just over 1.3 bpd.
By contrast, Canada produces around 1 million bp of oil a day, but its total oil output is only about 1 million.
The Alberta government estimates that production in Canada is only around 3.3 million bd per day.
Renna Kibish, a spokesperson for the Canadian government, said that in terms of total production, the province is producing about 20% more oil per person than it did in 2005, and its oil output has increased over the last decade by around 1,500 bpd in the last four years.
But she said that the province’s production has increased by about 4% a year, due to the rapid growth of oil sands production in Alberta, and increased production from new shale deposits.
“This is a trend that is not sustainable,” Kibishes stated.
The boom in oil production has also been accompanied by rising costs of living in Alberta.
Oil and gas prices have risen steadily over the years, but prices have been on the rise for many years now.
Kibish noted that some analysts are predicting that Alberta’s oil price may continue to rise in the coming years, despite the recent decline in oil prices.
“That’s really interesting,” she said.
She added that some oil-producing regions, such as Alberta’s North West, are also seeing higher prices, which she said may make it difficult for oil companies to find new locations to drill.
Although there has been some concern that rising oil prices will negatively affect the oil industry in general, there has also also been a lot positive news for oil