Oil spill

Summit Midstream Partners Plead Guilty in Largest U.S. Inland Spill from Oil Drilling

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners pleaded guilty in federal court in Bismarck, North Dakota, to criminal water pollution charges stemming from what prosecutors call the largest-ever land-based spill from oil drilling.

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Facilities

Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area refineries, oil platforms and subsea pipelines, experts say.

U.S. Probing Nearly 350 Reports of Oil Spills in Wake of Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was investigating nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Russian Investigators Conduct Search at the Caspian Pipeline Consortium

Russian investigators are conducting searches at the Caspian Pipeline Consortium after Saturday's oil spill near the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, the regional branch of the investigative committee said.

Russian Scientists: Oil Spill in Black Sea Much Bigger Than Reported

An oil spill off Russia's Black Sea coast over the weekend spread over an area of nearly 80 square kilometers and was much larger than initially thought, scientists at Russia's Academy of Sciences said citing satellite imaging.

Ecuador Races to Move Oil Pipelines, Protect Power Plant from Raging River

Two dozen workers using six excavators cleared a strip of heavy forest in the foothills of Ecuador's Reventador volcano on an overcast June morning, rushing to carve a new route for an oil pipeline in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the country's worst oil spill in decades.

Taiwan's CPC Cleaning Up Oil Pipeline Leak Near Talin Refinery

Taiwan's state-owned refiner CPC Corp has started cleaning up an offshore oil spill caused by a pipeline that cracked during the discharging of oil from a vessel at its Talin refinery.

Pipeline Leaks at Libya's Samah Oilfield

A pipeline leak at Libya's Samah oilfield may pause pumping operations, an oil engineer there and an oil source at Waha Oil Company said on Tuesday.

Russia Estimates Lukoil's Oil Spill Damage at $4 Million

Russian environment watchdog has estimated the environment damage from a recent spill at one of oilfields of producer Lukoil at 300 million roubles ($4.1 million).

Burst Pipeline Causes 2,000 Square Meter Oil Spill on Russia's Yamal

A burst pipeline on Russia's Yamal peninsula caused oil to be spilled across an area of up to 2,000 square meters, the RIA news agency cited the emergency services as saying on Friday.

Oil Spill in Russia's Komi Region Estimated at 100 Tons, River Polluted

A pipeline spill in Russia's northwestern region of Komi leaked 100 tons of oil last week, including nine tons that flowed into a local river, the head of state environment watchdog Rosprirodnadzor said on Monday.

Russia Reports 3,000 Cubic Meter Oil Spill on Yamal Peninsula

Russia's emergency services on Friday reported an oil spill of 3,000 cubic meters at a local pipeline in the Purovsk region of Russia's Yamal peninsula.

Failed Fitting Led to 1,200 Barrel Oil Leak from Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada completed its investigation into a June 2020 release of crude oil at the Trans Mountain Sumas pump station in British Columbia, determining a 1-inch pipeline fitting was the source of the leak.

Nigerians Can Sue Shell over Oil Spills, UK Court Rules

That move was seen as a victory for rural communities seeking to hold parent companies accountable for environmental disasters, while Shell is disappointed and has largely blamed sabotage for oil spills.

Federal Officials Investigate Fiery Oil Train Derailment

U.S. federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle, Wash., near where two people were arrested last month and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans for a natural gas pipeline.

Sonatrach Reports Two Leaks on OK1 Oil Pipeline

Algerian oil company Sonatrach has reported two oil leaks from its 400-mile OK1 pipeline.

Egypt Pipeline Fire Injures 17 — Health Ministry

A fire broke out on an Egyptian oil pipeline on Tuesday injuring at least 12 people the country's health ministry reported.

Abandoned Oil Tanker off Yemen Coast at Risk of Exploding

An abandoned oil tanker less than four miles off the Yemeni coast is at risk of exploding releasing more than a million barrels of crude oil into the Red Sea according to UN officials.

Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Restarts After Oil Spill

Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline has been restarted after shutting on Saturday following an oil spill at a pump station in British Columbia.

Ecuador Declares Force Majeure After Oil Pipeline Shutdown

Soil erosion which damaged the primary oil pipeline in Ecuador has caused the country to declare force majeure on exploration and production until the pipeline can be repaired.

Crews Tackle Oil Spill at Alaskan TAPS Pipeline Terminal

Clean-up crews are working to contain and clean up an oil spill at the Valdez Marine Terminal on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, officials said on Wednesday.

Shell, Exxon Halt Some Gulf of Mexico Flows Due to Exxon Pipeline Leak

A leak in a subsea oil pipeline operated by Exxon has leaked in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Ecuador Scrambles to Contain Oil Spill in Amazon Region

Authorities in Ecuador are struggling to contain an oil spill after a landslide ruptured two oil pipelines earlier this week.

Ecuador Halts Crude Pipelines Due to Landslide, Says Exports Unaffected

Ecuador Halts Crude Pipelines Due to Landslide, Says Exports Unaffected

Plains All American to Pay Over $60 Million for 2015 California Oil Spill

Plains All American Pipeline LP agreed to pay about $60.6 million to settle civil charges it violated federal pipeline safety laws in connection with the 2015 spillage of 2,934 barrels of crude oil near Santa Barbara, California, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Canadian Pacific Crude Train Derails, Catches Fire in Saskatchewan

A Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, causing a fire at around midnight local time, railway and police officials said on Monday.

Congress Seeks Review of Keystone Pipeline in Wake of Spill

Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of both the Keystone pipeline and PHMSA in the wake of 383,000-gallon (1.4-million-liter) spill in northeastern North Dakota.

Keystone Leak Affected Larger Area than First Thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.

TC Energy Cuts November Keystone Volumes by About 39% After Leak - Sources

A source has reported that TC Energy will cut November volumes on its Keystone pipeline by nearly 39%, higher than previous estimates, following a leak on the line two weeks ago.

Keystone Resumes Crude Oil Deliveries at Reduced Volumes

TC Energy said that its Keystone pipeline has returned to service following the approval of its repair and restart plan by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

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