Pipeline Spills News

  • Latest Oil Spill Increases Scrutiny on Pipeline Safety & Compliance

    The pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada last month has reignited many conversations about pipeline safety and regulation for the oil and gas industry. These conversations are coming at a critical time for the industry – perhaps even a turning point. As many are well aware, it is becoming more and more difficult for pipeline projects to achieve the necessary approvals to get off the ground, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Exxon Mobil halting 3 oil platforms after pipeline spill

    Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said. Operations temporarily ceased last week because Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Liability Regime for Pipeline Companies

    Bill C-46, a Bill before Parliament, proposes amendments to the National Energy Board Act (RSC1985,cN-7) and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Oil Pipeline Spills about 21K Gallons off California Coast

    A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach ...


    By Associated Press

  • AOPL Releases New Pipeline Safety Statistics & Strategies

    This month the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released their 2015 annual report on liquid pipeline safety in the United States, its reported numbers now entering a debate that has been making headlines in recent months. At the heart of the debate is this question: how safe are our pipelines? Recent Pipeline Leaks Gain Attention In the U.S., two major pipeline leaks in ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Public meeting on enbridge pipeline spill in Marshall, Michigan, August 17, 6:30 p.m.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting August 17 to provide an update on the cleanup of the 2010 Enbridge Pipeline oil spill in Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall Activity Center, 15325 West Michigan Avenue in Marshall. Since the pipeline break was first reported on July 26, 2010, EPA has worked with state and ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River Oil Spill (Silvertip Pipeline), August 5th, 2011

    EPA continues to oversee the response to the ExxonMobil Silvertip Pipeline Spill on the Yellowstone River. At this point, there are nearly 850 personnel engaged in cleanup and shoreline assessment efforts. EPA sampling results for air, water, soil, and sediment data are now available on the EPA spill website. Results and a fact sheet on the crude oil samples are available as well. “The data ...

  • EPA responds to pipeline spill near Lockport, Illinois (IL)

    Earlier today, U.S. EPA responded to an oil release from a pipeline near Lockport, Ill. Although the spill appears to be largely contained, EPA will continue around-the-clock operations to clean up the affected area. EPA is working closely with local and state responders to assess the spill’s impact on nearby wetlands. The Agency is also monitoring air quality to assess any potential ...

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