Fire at Illegal Oil Pipeline Tap in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A clandestine pipeline tap went up in flames Sunday in the central Mexico state of Puebla, where clashes over illegal fuel thefts killed 10 people just days ago. The state Public Security Department reported via Twitter that firefighters were working to put out the blaze in the t..

Colorado Needs to Devote More Resources to Pipeline Safety

DENVER (AP) — State records show Colorado has only three people assigned to check on the safety of pipelines running from about 54,000 active oil and gas wells, a task that came under scrutiny after a leaking pipeline was blamed for a fatal house explosion. The Denver Post reported Sunday (http://d..

Nigerian Village Sues Eni For $2.2 Million Tied To 2010 Pipeline Explosion

Italian Eni is facing a lawsuit from a Nigerian village that demands financial compensation from damages caused by a pipeline explosion in 2010, according to the Italian lawyer representing the village in the Milan case. Ikebiri, located in the Niger Delta, demands a pay out of $2.2 million in addi..

Colorado Officials: Don't Expect Quick Fix After Pipeline Explosion

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators have ordered a snap review of oil and gas pipelines after a fatal house explosion near a well, but they haven’t said how they plan to fix a fundamental flaw in the system: They don’t know where all those pipelines are. Matt Lepore, the state’s top oil and gas..

Small Gas Pipeline Blamed for Fatal Colorado Home Explosion

FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A home explosion that killed two people was caused by unrefined natural gas that was leaking from a small abandoned pipeline from a nearby well, fire officials said. The April 17 explosion in Firestone about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Denver happened when the odorless..

New Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline Explosion Disrupts Kurdish Production

A pipeline explosion in Kirkuk caused a disruption in oil production on Wednesday, according to government sources who confirmed the source of the commotion. “An explosion occurred in Kirkuk, which caused considerable material damage and stopped production,” the Ministry of Natural Resources said i..

Cleanup Underway for Oklahoma Pipeline Spill

LOYAL, Okla. (AP) — A Houston-based pipeline company is cleaning up a nearly 19,000 gallon oil spill in northwest Oklahoma that threatened a local water supply. Crews from Plains All American Pipeline were at the site Tuesday in Loyal, about 60 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The leak was report..

North Dakota Pipeline Spills 1,050 Gallons of Oil and Saltwater

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 1,050-gallon oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota polluted a tributary of the Little Missouri River but was prevented from flowing into the larger waterway by its fast-moving current, a state Health Department official said Tuesday. An estimated 756 gallons of oil and ..

Owner Won't Reopen Fuel Pipeline in Northeast Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says the owner of a fuel pipeline that had served northeastern Wisconsin until it shut down in March 2016 will not be reopened. The Department of Administration said Friday that the West Shore Pipeline Company has notified the state that it wi..

Gas Pipeline Construction Causes Highway Rupture

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break apart and send a passing motorcyclist flying through the air. Witnesses said the motorcyclist was riding in the carpool lane whe..

Leak Raises Concerns About Aging Alaska Subsea Pipelines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s picturesque Cook Inlet is home to endangered beluga whales and wild salmon – and a spider web of oil and natural gas pipelines on the sea floor, many of them placed there five decades ago. Cook Inlet’s petroleum production is often overshadowed by Alaska’s giant No..

Divers Find Natural Gas Pipeline Leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Repair work is underway for a pipeline that has spewed hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of processed natural gas into Alaska’s Cook Inlet, home to endangered beluga whales and other marine mammals. The 8-inch (20-centimeter) diameter pipeline supplies gas for power to fo..

Oil Company Finds Another Problem in Alaska Marine Pipelines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A petroleum company under investigation for leaks in two underwater pipelines in Alaska’s Cook Inlet confirmed Friday it has an issue with a third. Hilcorp Alaska LLC shut down a natural gas pipeline last weekend when volumes of natural gas moved from a production platform ..

NEB Unveils Pilot Safety Standards Program for Pipelines

Canada's National Energy Board unveils pilot program for new pipeline regulations.

Pipeline Owner Says Alaska Spill Less Than 3 Gallons

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An underwater pipeline that sprung a leak in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, an area known for diverse marine life, probably dumped less than three gallons (11 liters) of crude oil into the ocean, the pipeline’s owner said Monday. The spill between two production platforms owned by Hi..

Cook Inlet Oil Leak from 8-Inch Pipeline Stopped

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska’s Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, although it’s not yet known how much crude poured into the water posing a threat to wildlife. The leak was discovered Saturday coming from an 8-inch pipelin..

NACE International Jazzes Up Annual Corrosion Conference

NACE kicked off its annual Corrosion Conference & Expo on March 26 with President Sandy Williamson wielding the larger-than-life scissors at the 2017 ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Visitors on opening night were greeted by a New Orleans jazz band as they entered the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ..

Feds Retain Many Post-Belle Fourche Pipeline Spill Corrective Actions

PHMSA has decided to keep corrective regulations in place for the Belle Fourche Pipeline following a spill in December.

Owner of Leaking Alaska Pipeline Reduces Natural Gas Flow

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —The owner of a leaking underwater pipeline has reduced the amount of natural gas spewing into Alaska’s Cook Inlet by about half. Hilcorp Alaska LLC over the weekend lowered line pressure. The company says the leak will be cut to 85,000 to 115,000 cubic feet of processed nat..

Husky Pipeline Spill Investigation Finished, New Regulations to Follow

The Government of Saskatchewan concludes its investigation into a 2016 Husky pipeline spill, and new pipeline regulations are expected to follow.

Hilcorp Lowers Pressure, Slows Gas Leak in Alaska Pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas into Alaska’s Cook Inlet has lowered pressure in the line to reduce flow. Hilcorp Alaska LLC now estimates that the pipe is leaking 193,000 to 215,000 cubic feet of gas per day in waters that contain en..

Chevron Cleaning up 4,800-Gallon Oil Pipeline Spill

RANGELY, Colo. (AP) — About 4,800 gallons of oil spilled from a broken Chevron Corporation pipeline and flowed into an intermittent stream on public land in northwestern Colorado, company representatives and industry regulators said Tuesday. Disclosure of the accident earlier this month in Ri..

Enbridge Insists Pipelines Safe Despite Worn-Away Covering

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Operators of twin oil pipelines beneath the swirling waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge insisted Monday they remain structurally sound even though an outer layer of protective covering has worn away in some places, while skeptics said the deterioration is f..

Iowa Pipeline Leak Blamed on Errant Excavator

HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma-based company has blamed an errant excavator for damaging a pipeline in northern Iowa that spilled nearly 47,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Magellan Midstream Partners released a statement Tuesday saying the excavator apparently didn’t check with regulators about th..

Iowa State Engineering Researchers Collaborate to Study Pipeline Corrosion

Iowa State Engineering Researchers Collaborate to Study Pipeline Corrosion

Alaska Underwater Pipeline Leak May Have Started in December

Alaska Underwater Pipeline Leak May Have Started in December | Pipeline & Gas Journal

Murphy Oil Fined Over Pipeline Spill

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued a $172, 500 administrative penalty to Murphy Oil Company for a 2015 pipeline spill near Peace River. The spill, which went undetected from approximately January 15 to March 1, 2015, released 1,429 m3 of condensate into the environment. Murphy has since ..

Alaska Underwater Gas Leak Continues, 2nd Group to Sue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A second environmental group has given formal notice that it will sue the owner of an underwater pipeline spewing natural gas into Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The inlet is home to endangered beluga whales, salmon and other fish. Gas since at least Feb. 7 has bubbled from an 8-inch..

Magellan to Pay for Iowa Pipeline Spill

HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma pipeline company says it will reimburse north-central Iowa agencies for expenses they incurred while responding to a diesel pipeline spill near Hanlontown last month. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that Magellan Midstream Partners is making the offer. Worth..

Company Plans More Flights over Leaking Alaska Pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A leaking underwater pipeline continues to spew natural gas into Cook Inlet. The gas is bubbling from an 8-inch Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, pipeline that supplies processed natural gas to four drilling platforms. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Hilcorp flew over..