Posts Tagged “pipeline leak”

Nigeria Oil Spill Hits Bayelsa Community

Nigeria Oil Spill, Yenagoa — A fresh crude oil spill has been reported at Obama flow station trunk line belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Nembe creek, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The Nigeria oil spill, according to the natives, has disrupted fishing activities in the creek and waterways and is spreading […]

‘Keystone Kops’ Bungling Led to Costliest U.S. Pipeline Spill

The following is an excerpt from “The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard of,” a seven-month investigation by InsideClimate News, a non-profit news organization focused on climate change and energy issues. An acrid stench had already enveloped John LaForge’s five-bedroom house when he opened the door just after 6 a.m. on July 26, 2010. […]

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of

Originally published on Inside Climate News. MARSHALL, Mich.—An acrid stench had already enveloped John LaForge’s five-bedroom house when he opened the door just after 6 a.m. on July 26, 2010. By the time the building contractor hurried the few feet to the refuge of his Dodge Ram pickup, his throat was stinging and his head […]

Pipeline leak oil spill smaller than feared

Originally published by the Calgary Herald. By Dina O’Meara, Calgary Herald Pipeline leak contained oil, not emulsion A pipeline leak last month in northern Alberta was much smaller than first estimated and contained oil, not emulsion, as thought by both the producer and provincial regulators. Approximately 5,000 barrels of sweet crude spilled onto the muskeg […]

Two Years On, Kalamzoo Tar Sands Spill Casts Long Shadow

By Tim McDonnell, Originally published on MotherJones. This week, as Senate Democrats narrowly defeated a renewed—and some say misguided—call to rush construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, residents and officials at the site of the country’s largest-ever tar sands oil spill are still reeling nearly two years after the fact. A look at the fallout from that incident […]

BP’s 2009 pipeline spill may lead to criminal charges

Originally published at McClatchy.com By Lisa Demer | The Anchorage Daily News Two years ago, a BP pipeline carrying a mix of oil, water and natural gas blew open on the North Slope, spilling what the oil company estimated was 13,500 gallons of crude. Now that spill is being dissected in federal court to determine […]