Oil spill

EPA, TC Energy Agree to Clean Up Oil Discharge from Keystone Pipeline Rupture in December

(P&GJ) — TC Oil Pipeline Operations Inc. has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up the oil discharge that occurred Dec. 7 in Washington County, Kansas, as a result of a rupture in a section of the Keystone Pipeline. TC Energy is the parent company to TC Oil Pipeline Operations Inc.

US Pipeline Regulator Probing 60-Barrel Leak on Colonial's Line 3

Top U.S. pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline on Wednesday shut its Line 3 for unscheduled maintenance in response to a "product release" at its Witt delivery station near Danville, Virginia. PHMSA is monitoring the estimated 60-barrel leak on the company's Line 3 pipeline in Virginia, a source told Reuters on Thursday.

TC Energy Submits Restart Plan for Keystone Pipeline to US regulator

TC Energy Corp. has submitted a restart plan for its Keystone pipeline to U.S. safety regulator Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) which is being reviewed, according to a source on Tuesday.

Explainer: Oil Storage Situation in Canada, US After Keystone Spill

Days after TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone pipeline shut following a 14,000-barrel spill into a creek in Kansas, traders are questioning whether there is enough oil in storage in key areas if the pipeline remains closed for a number of weeks.

TC Energy Restarts Segment of Keystone Pipeline Unaffected by Oil Spill

Canada's TC Energy Corp. is resuming operations in a section of its Keystone pipeline a week after a leak of more than 14,000 barrels of oil in rural Kansas triggered the whole pipe's shutdown.

Keystone Pipeline Operator Recovers About 2,600 Barrels of Oil from Kansas Creek

Canada's TC Energy Corp. said it had cleaned up almost 2,600 barrels of oil from the largest U.S. crude spill in nearly a decade, but the timetable to restart the Keystone Pipeline following its rupture last week remained unclear.

TC Energy Says Has Not Found Cause of Keystone Oil Pipeline Leak

TC shut the pipeline after more than 14,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into a creek in Kansas on Wednesday, making it one of the largest U.S. crude spills in nearly a decade.

TC Energy’s Keystone Pipeline Shut After Oil Release into Kansas Creek

TC Energy on Thursday said it shut the 622,000 barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline due to an oil spill into a Kansas creek. The size of the leak, which occurred about 20 miles south of a key junction in Steele City, Nebraska, is currently unknown.

Amplify Energy Reaches Settlement Terms in Southern California Pipeline Civil Litigation

Amplify Energy Corp. has reached an agreement in principle with plaintiffs in the class action to resolve all civil claims against Amplify and its subsidiaries, the company said in a statement.

Peru Court to Hear $4.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Repsol Over Pipeline Oil Spill

A Peruvian judge on Tuesday admitted a $4.5 billion lawsuit against Spanish oil firm Repsol SA, eight months after an underwater oil pipeline owned by the company caused a spill of over 10,000 barrels into the Pacific Ocean.

Peru Oil Spill Affected 40-Square-Mile Area, Repsol Says

An executive of Spain's Repsol said an oil spill offshore Peru's capital Lima affected an area of 40 square miles (106 square km).

Thailand Scrambles to Contain Second Oil Leak Off East Coast

Ships were deployed in Thailand on Thursday to contain a fresh oil spill off its eastern coast, authorities said, two weeks after an undersea pipeline leak in the same area damaged coastal communities and marine life.

Ecuador Pipeline to Take Longer to Restart Due to New Damage

Repairs to an OCP Ecuador pipeline damaged by falling rocks will take more than a week because of new damage sustained in the same area.

Nigerian Oil Production and Storage Vessel Explodes

An oil production and storage vessel exploded off the coast of Nigeria early on Wednesday with 10 crew members on board though it was unclear if there were any casualties or how much crude might have spilled into the sea.

Ecuador Oil Spill Affected Protected Area in Amazon, Government Says

A burst pipeline in Ecuador caused an oil spill within a protected area of the country's Amazon rainforest, the environment ministry said, adding that the pipeline operator will face legal consequences.

Oil Spill Threatens Corals in Eastern Thailand

Authorities are rushing to prevent an oil spill in eastern Thailand from damaging fragile corals, after officials said the leak that began last week was drifting towards more coastal areas.

Oil Spill Reaches Shoreline in Eastern Thailand

Some of the oil that leaked from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand washed up on a beach in the country's eastern province of Rayong late on Friday, a senior official said.

Thai Oil Spill Cleanup to Take 5 More Days, Navy Says

An oil spill caused by a leak from an undersea pipeline 20 km (12.4 miles) off Thailand's eastern coast will take at least five more days to clear, its navy said on Thursday.

Peru Reports Small New Oil Leak During Clean-Up of Prior Spill

Spain's Repsol SA, which was removing remnant crude oil from a pipeline 18 meters (59 feet) under the surface of the sea, said the escaped oil was an expected part of the process and contained.

Coast Guard Monitoring Potential Spill Off California

The U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were monitoring a sheen about a half-mile offshore from the Bolsa Chica State Beach in California, the U.S. Coast Guard of Southern California said on Twitter.

United States Grand Jury Accuses Amplify Energy of Negligence in Oil Spill

A federal grand jury has accused Amplify Energy and two of its subsidiaries of illegally and negligently discharging oil during a pipeline break in California in October.

Southern California Oil Spill: Unfortunate Harbinger for Future Industry Distrust

Repercussions from an offshore oil spill along part of the Southern California coast in the fall, even though overestimated fivefold, could be long-lasting and significant for the oil and natural gas industry in climate change-driven California.

Nigeria's Aiteo Reports 'Extremely High Order' Oil Spill from Well

Nigeria's Aiteo Eastern E&P has reported an "extremely high order" oil spill from a jointly-owned well in the Niger Delta and has had to abort immediate efforts to control the leak due to the pressure emanating from the well head.

Israeli Pipeline Group EAPC Indicted Over 2014 Oil Spill

Israeli state-owned energy group Europe Asia Pipeline Company was indicted on Tuesday over a 2014 oil spill that severely damaged a desert nature reserve, the country's Justice Ministry said.

Libya's NOC Says Pipeline Leak Will Need Days of Maintenance

A major leak in the pipeline running to Libya's Es Sider terminal has led to the pipeline being shut down and it will require seven-10 days of maintenance, National Oil Corp's media department said.

US Coast Guard Boards Ship in Connection with California Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.

Brazil's Petrobras Agrees to Pay 1.4 Billion Reais for 2000 Oil Leak

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said it has agreed to pay 1.4 billion reais ($254 million) to settle three civil suits relating to the leak of an oil pipeline in southern Brazil in 2000.

Beaches in Southern California City to Reopen After Oil Spill

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.

Despite Preparation, California Pipeline Operator May Have Taken Hours to Stop Leak

The company that operates the pipeline that spilled about 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean off California has an 800-page manual on handling an oil spill - but it is unclear whether its employees followed those procedures.

Venezuela's Coastal Villages, Fishermen Suffer as Oil Spills Rise

A breach in an undersea pipeline owned by state-run oil company PDVSA that had gushed for at least 10 days before being sealed was the cause, leaving an oil slick that floated over fishing grounds.

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