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Senator Wants Temporary Halt of Oil Flow Through Line 5

Michigan senator says the flow of crude oil through Enbridge's Line 5 should be suspended until authorities determine how severely it was damaged by what may have been a ship anchor strike.

Michigan Governor: Vessel Damaged Line 5

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway linking two of the Great Lakes were damaged by the same vessel believed to have caused a recent 600-gallon (2,270-liter) coolant fluid leak from electric cables.

Pipeline Spill Twice as Big as First Thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November twice as big as first reported.

Pipeline Break Spills Diesel Fuel in South-Central Idaho

A diesel-fuel pipeline in south-central Idaho ruptures.

North Dakota Oil Pipeline Leak Impacts Pastureland, Creek Tributary

A pipeline leak in Billings County spilled an estimated 2,100 gallons of oil and produced water, some of it into a waterway.

Indonesia State Firm Says Oil Spill Due to Cracked Underwater Pipeline

Indonesia’s state oil company Pertamina says a cracked underwater pipeline caused an oil spill off the coast of a port city on Borneo island that has prompted a major cleanup operation in the area.

NTSB: Dallas Gas Leaks Reported Some 2 Months Before Fatal Blast

DALLAS (AP) — A preliminary federal report indicates natural gas leaks were first detected in a Dallas neighborhood nearly two months before another leak led to a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. The report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board says leaks in the..

Diesel Fuel Spills from Pipeline in Southwestern Indiana

SOLITUDE (AP) — Authorities have contained a diesel spill in a southwestern Indiana creek and will try to recover the fuel. On-scene coordinator Kevin Turner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said he believes about 42,000 gallons of fuel spilled into Big Creek in Posey County before the l..

Gas Leak in San Diego Prompts Evacuation of 1,100 Homes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruptured gas pipeline in San Diego was capped Wednesday after the leak prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes and shut down a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of freeway for about nine hours. A construction worker helping with a road expansion project accidentally dri..

Gas Service Stops for Thousands of Dallas Homes Due to Leaks

DALLAS (AP) — Natural gas service will be shut down to thousands of Dallas homes following a series of leaks that has brought repeated evacuations in the wake of a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. Authorities announced early Thursday that gas service will be discontinued for up to th..

Iowa Officials: Refrigerator Likely Cause of Natural Gas Explosion

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a refrigerator likely touched off an explosion of natural gas that ripped through a house in Fort Dodge. The four residents had just been told to leave the house when the blast occurred Feb. 14. Two were unharmed. Two were taken to a hospital. The Messenger ..

Oil Pipeline Spill Cleanup Underway in Oklahoma City

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup is underway in suburban Oklahoma City where about 2,000 barrels of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. EPA on-scene coordinator Mike McAteer said Tuesday that workers are skimming oil off the surface of a 7-acre ..

Pipeline Leaks Oil into Pond Near Central Oklahoma Neighborhood

YUKON, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say oil from a broken pipeline has spilled into a pond near a central Oklahoma neighborhood. Officials say oil began flowing into the pond about 3:35 a.m. Sunday near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, located about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. Oi..

TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Spill Cleanup on Schedule

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says cleanup of a massive on-shore oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota is halfway finished. Last November, the pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of crude oil onto agricultural land in Marshall County, one of the largest on-shore oil spills in the U...

2 People Injured When Natural Gas Blast Rips Through Iowa House

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been injured by a natural gas explosion at their home in central Iowa. The Messenger reports that the four residents had just been told to leave the Fort Dodge house Wednesday afternoon when the blast erupted. Two of the residents were unharmed. The two other..

Britain’s Most Important Oil Pipeline Down Again

The Forties pipeline had to be shut down for the second time in two months on Wednesday, leaving buyers worried about the infrastructure behind Britain’s oldest and most important oil route, according to a new report by Reuters. Operator Ineos said the facility should begin transporting fuels at it..

8 Killed in Pipeline Leak at Southern China Steel Mill

BEIJING (AP) — Gas leaking from a pipeline at a steel mill in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong killed eight people and injured 10 early Monday, local authorities reported. The Shaoguan city government said in a post on its microblog that the leak occurred at 3 a.m. at the Shaoguan Iron an..

Fine Imposed for Pipeline Spill on North Dakota Reservation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crestwood Equity Partners has paid a $49,000 fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for a pipeline leak in 2014 that spilled 1 million gallons of produced water on the Fort Berthold Reservation in northwestern North Dakota and contaminated Lake Sakakawea. The EPA also ord..

Gas Leak Repaired in Central London After Evacuation

LONDON (AP) — British officials say a leaky gas pipe has been repaired after shutting down parts of central London. Officials say normal traffic and train service has resumed in the Strand area after around 1,450 people had been evacuated as a precaution. The leak was reported at around 2 a...

Utility: Weight of Fill Material Caused Gas Pipeline Fire

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan utility says the weight of 21 feet of fill material was responsible for a November gas line rupture and massive fire in Oakland County’s Orion Township. Jackson-based Consumers Energy says Monday in a statement that the weight of the material “stressed the pi..

Residents Flee After Nigeria Gas Company Pipeline Explodes

A heavy explosion at the Nigeria Gas Company pipeline, which crosses the Ugbokodo community near the Warri Refinery, caused chaos in the area, according to emerging reports. The explosion occurred at 4:00 in the morning on Thursday, pushing residents to search for shelter as fires began spreading t..

Forties Pipeline To Remain Shut For Up To Three More Weeks

The Forties Pipeline that was shut down last week for repair of a hairline crack will remain shut for two to four weeks from December 11, the operator of the pipeline responsible for carrying 40 percent of the UK’s North Sea crude oil production, Ineos, said on Tuesday, adding that it was awaiting c..

Gas Line Explosion Raises Concerns About Old Michigan Pipes

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Environmental advocates say Michigan’s aging gas pipelines have a heightened risk of corrosion or other material failure that could cause a fire or explosion. The concerns follow last month’s gas explosion in Orion Township, about 30 miles north of Detroit, The De..

Key Pipeline Closure Amplifies OPEC’s Efforts

OPEC’s continued efforts to draw the global oil glut down to its five-year average are receiving an unexpected shot in the arm by an oil pipeline outage. But this time, it’s not the usual suspects of Libya, Nigeria, or Iraq. It’s a shutdown of a major oil pipeline in the North Sea, which is expecte..

Nobody Hurt in Central Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Fire

SOMERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine what sparked a natural gas pipeline fire in Central Texas in an early-morning blaze that could be seen for several miles. The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office says nobody was hurt in the fire reported about 3 a.m. Wednesday at a rural sit..

1 Dead, 21 Hurt in Explosion at Natural Gas Plant in Austria

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a major natural gas facility near Austria’s border with Slovakia killed one person and left 21 others injured, and caused some gas flow disruptions to other countries, authorities said. One person was seriously injured and 20 others were slightly hurt in ..

Forties Pipeline Could Remain Shuttered For Weeks

The Forties oil and gas pipeline shutdown on Monday, causing energy prices in the United Kingdom to spike in the afternoon, according to a new report by Reuters. Brent Crude, which Forties carries, also spiked to a two-and-a-half-year high on news of the stoppage. Wholesale gas prices for immediate..

Father, Son Killed in Northern Illinois Pipeline Explosion

NACHUSA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in northern Illinois say a father and son were killed in a natural gas pipeline explosion while working on a farm field. Officials on Wednesday said 59-year-old father Rory Miller of Amboy and 30-year-old son Ryan Miller of Oregon died in the Tuesday morning explosi..

Enterprise Products Partners: Cause of New Mexico Pipeline Rupture Unknown

LOVING, N.M. (AP) – A Houston-based energy company says it’s investigating what caused one of its natural gas pipelines to rupture, explode and catch fire in southeastern New Mexico’s oil patch. Spokesman Rick Rainey of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. says the incident early Wednesday morning in ..

Pipeline Explodes in Southeastern New Mexico Oil Patch

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline exploded in southeastern New Mexico’s oil patch, closing two highways but causing no reported injuries. Eddy County Emergency Manager Jennifer Armendariz says the pipeline that exploded early Wednesday morning is in a sparsely populated area about 10 miles (16 kilomet..