pipeline News

Broken Pipeline Spills Crude Into Los Angeles Neighborhood

A faulty valve at a petroleum pipeline pump station ruptured early on Thursday in an industrial corner of Los Angeles, spewing crude oil 40 feet (12 meters) into the air, onto the roof of a strip club next door, and …

U.S. Charges California Utility Over Pipeline Explosion That Killed 8

PG&E Corp., owner of California’s largest utility, was charged with 12 pipeline safety violations by the U.S. government for a 2010 natural gas explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, California. The criminal case comes three and half years …

Utah, Chevron Agree On $5.35M Fuel Spill Settlement

Utah officials say they’ve come to a tentative $5.35 million settlement with Chevron after a pipeline leaked about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel in northern Utah earlier this year. Chevron officials did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Tuesday. …

W.Va. Official: Gas Pipeline Work Risks Contaminating Local Water Line

Water lines in Marshall County are being put at risk for bacteria contamination by crews installing pipelines for energy companies, a public service district official said. Natural gas pipeline crews are not following proper procedures when they dig around the …

Montana Reaches $1.6 Million Settlement with Exxon over Pipeline Spill

Officials in Montana have finalized a $1.6 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over an oil pipeline break that spilled 1,500 barrels of crude into the scenic Yellowstone River. The agreement between the Texas-based company and the state’s Department of Environmental …

Shell North Sea Pipeline Leak – ‘Substantial’

Royal Dutch Shell’s ruptured pipeline in the North Sea has already caused a “substantial” oil spill, with oil still leaking into the sea on Monday, the British government said on Monday. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said: …