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  • Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

    Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • TODAY: federal officials to announce pipeline oil spill settlement with bp Alaska

    Officials representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) and Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will announce a major settlement impacting the environment and pipeline safety on Alaska’s North ...

  • Enterprise Crude Pipeline Fined for Oil Spill in Scurry County, Texas

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Enterprise Crude Pipeline of Houston, Texas, $5,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 4,200 gallon oil spill into Bull Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, and adjoining shorelines in Scurry County, Texas. As part of an Expedited Settlement with the EPA, the company has ...

  • Cleanup Continuing at Location of Crude Oil Spill by ExxonMobil Pipeline Company

    Cleanup operations were continuing at the site of a spill of crude oil on remote rural property near Torbert LA, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company said today. The oil from the North Line crude pipeline was contained in the immediate area and recovery efforts began on Sunday. Crews used vacuum trucks to recover the oil. Additional resources will be available on Monday ...


    By ExxonMobil

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

    A freshwater channel that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas is a premier Midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer's delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world's longest suspension bridges. But nowadays the Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight and usually out of mind, and which some ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline)

    As the second week of the oil spill cleanup begins, EPA staff are optimistic about receding water levels in the Yellowstone River, which will allow access to previously inaccessible portions of the river. This news comes as data becomes available from testing and monitoring conducted last week. A map for both water and air monitoring data is now available at ...

  • Montana oil spill renews worry over safety of old pipelines

    A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Big Montana oil spill is latest involving pipeline company

    The Wyoming company whose pipeline leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and its sister company have had multiple pipeline spills and federal fines levied against them in the last decade, according to government records. Bridger Pipeline LLC, the operator of the Poplar Pipeline that broke recently near Glendive, Montana, recorded nine pipeline incidents between ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA update on yellowstone river oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), Week 1

    On July 6th EPA issued ExxonMobil an administrative order instructing them to provide information on the circumstances of the spill, conduct appropriate recovery and remediation actions, and perform ongoing environmental sampling. The order also requires ExxonMobil to provide a work plan which is currently being reviewed by the state of Montana, EPA, and other agency partners. Once approved, the ...

  • Plains pipeline to spend $41 million to prevent oil spills across 10,000 miles of pipeline (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department announced that Plains All American Pipeline and several of its operating subsidiaries have agreed to spend approximately $41 million to upgrade 10,420 miles of crude oil pipeline operated in the United States. The settlement resolves Plains’ Clean Water Act violations for 10 crude oil spills in Texas, Louisiana, ...

  • Louisiana Oil Spills Costly for Texas Oil Company

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC and Louisiana Onshore Properties LLC will pay a $504,000 civil penalty and enhance the pipeline monitoring and oil spill prevention program at its Weeks Island facility in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, federal officials announced today. The ...

  • Shell Gannet Field oil spill

    Further to the update issued by Shell on 21 August, statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation. Mr Shaw said: ...

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed to the shoreline, where they discovered oil flowing across a beach and into the Pacific. What was ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA update on yellowstone river oil spill (silvertip pipeline), july 11, 2011

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA is on-site and is directing and ...

  • July 7 update on federal response to silvertip pipeline oil spill near Billings, Montana

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA’s primary concern is ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 18, 2011

    Over the weekend, EPA, State and federal partners oversaw ExxonMobil Pipeline Co.’s removal of all the residual oil and oily water mixture from the two segments of pipeline on either side of the break location. The threat of secondary releases from the ruptured portion of the pipeline has been eliminated. Going forward, the pipeline break site is under the jurisdiction of DOT’s ...

  • TODAY: EPA administrator to testify on Enbridge pipeline oil spill in the Kalamazoo River (HQ)

    U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today on EPA’s response to the Enbridge Pipeline Oil Spill in the Kalamazoo River. Administrator Jackson will be joined by representatives from the Department of Transportation, the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as ...

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