onshore pipeline spill News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

    New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Dakota launching website to notify public of spills

    It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field. In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups, the North Dakota Health Department will launch a website sometime this week that will enable the public to monitor reported ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy giant slammed for oil spill in Thai sea

    Critics on Thursday slammed Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company for its allegedly inefficient response to an oil spill that polluted a popular tourist island, as cleanup operations continued for a sixth day. About 50,000 liters (13,200 gallons) of crude oil - around the amount contained in 1 1/2 tanker trucks - spilled into the Gulf of Thailand off Samet Island on Saturday morning from a ...


    By Associated Press

  • US gives order for pipe company to finish oil spill cleanup

    Two federal agencies issued an order Wednesday to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of what they call the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard issued the joint Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude on land, at the shoreline ...


    By Associated Press

  • California Oil Spill Cleanup Costs reaches $62 Million

    The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday. Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no timetable for when the cleanup will be complete, Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press. The company is responsible for ...


    By Associated Press

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 07/29/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately following the government ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 07/30/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with local, state and federal agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 07/31/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately following the government ...


    By Marketwire

  • Mexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze

    A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill. At least four workers died and two suffered life-threatening injuries in an explosion that engulfed the platform in flamesWednesday, forcing 300 people to abandon the facility. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

    The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. Others vacuumed up oil from the site of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 1, 2010

    MARSHALL, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 08/01/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately following the government briefing in ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 6, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/06/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing via conference call only regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 12, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/12/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing via conference call only regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 8, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/08/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing via conference call only regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 19, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing via conference call only regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 3, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately following the government ...


    By Marketwire

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill August 2, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/02/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately following the government ...


    By Marketwire

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