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SoCalGas Finally Able to Plug Leaking Injection Well

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

A Los Angeles-area injection well was permanently sealed on Feb. 18 and taken out of service, according to Southern California Gas. The leak was temporarily plugged earlier and SoCalGas finished pumping cement into the base of the well. Residents who were relocated to temporary housing because of the leak were able to begin returning home by Feb. 19, SoCalGas said. Regulators are focused on determining the cause of the leak, which was discovered Oct. 23. It is believed to have been caused by a broken injection well pipe several hundred feet beneath the surface of […]

TransCanada Resumes Oil Shipments Through Keystone Pipeline

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. The pipeline came back online Sunday, but with a reduced pressure. The company says it is continuing cleanup and land restoration at the site of the spill, which TransCanada estimates was about 400 barrels, or just under 17,000 gallons. The leak was discovered April 2. The company says there was no significant environmental impact or threat to public safety. The pipeline transports crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries […]