Posts Tagged “pipeline”

Alberta pipeline hit with another oil spill

Originally published by The Globe and Mail. BY: NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, The Globe and Mail A large amount of oil has spilled from an Alberta pipeline into a creek, with an early estimate of 1,000 to 3,000 barrels leaking into a tributary of the Red Deer River, one of the province’s most important waterways. Plains Midstream Canada […]

Canada’s spill response plans causes some concern

Originally published on Canada.com A ring of proposed pipeline and resource development projects surrounding Vancouver Island would dramatically increase the number of tankers and freighters in nearby waterways, and there are growing fears – on both sides of the border – that Canada is not prepared to deal with a major oil spill. Sheila Malcolmson, […]

Niger Delta Heavily Polluted Through Continuous Oil Spills

Published originally on Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization Despite the recovery initiatives suggested by the United Nations, the Nigerian government has so far failed to take action against the ongoing oil spills, which are threatening the natural habitat of more than a million Ogoni people . Below is an article published by Yale Environment 360: The Ogoniland […]

Tanker traffic increase threatens the Salish Sea off British Columbia’s Coastline

Originally published in the Times Colonist. By Chris Genovali And Misty MacDuffee, Times Colonist On British Columbia’s south coast, Kinder Morgan wants to triple the amount of crude oil being shipped from Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet through Georgia Strait, the Fraser estuary, Gulf Islands, Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait. The proposed pipeline expansions would […]

Oil spill in Dalian, China- Story in Pictures

Originally published on Boston.com In July 2010, in the northeastern port city of Dalian, China, two oil pipelines exploded, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and burning for over 15 hours, destroying several structures – the cause of the explosion is under investigation. The damaged pipes released thousands of gallons of oil, which […]