Articles by Joe Carroll and Robert Tuttle

Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Collision Pollutes Air, Water

The Houston Ship Channel reopened to limited traffic on Sunday after a vessel collision dumped almost 400,000 gallons of a gasoline ingredient and choked suburbs of the U.S. city with noxious fumes. A U.S. Coast Guard-led response team has begun …

Alberta Wildfires Spread North, Threatening Oil Sands Facilities, Workers’ Camps

Wildfires raging across northern Alberta for more than two weeks have come to within a kilometer of an Enbridge Inc. oil-sands transportation terminal as warm weather and wind spread the flames, while workers were evacuated from camps north of Fort …

Alberta Wildfires Spare Almost 90% of Fort McMurray, Canada’s Energy Hub

The massive wildfires that swept through Canada’s energy hub of Fort McMurray left almost 90 percent of the city intact, including most of the downtown core, while completely leveling some neighborhoods. “This city was surrounded by an ocean of fire …

Alberta Wildfires Set to Veer from Oil Sands Operations, Spreading More Slowly

Wildfires raging through Alberta are set to move away from the main oil-sands facilities north of Fort McMurray after knocking out an estimated 1 million barrels of production from Canada’s energy hub. A cold front scheduled to pass through the …

Alberta Wildfire Insured Losses Could Total $7.3B, Covering Area Bigger Than NYC

The wildfires ravaging Canada’s oil hub in northern Alberta have rapidly spread to an area bigger than New York city, prompting the air lift of more than 8,000 evacuees as firefighters seek to salvage critical infrastructure. The inferno around Fort …

Wildfires in Northern Alberta Continue to Disrupt Oil Sands Production

Wildfires in northern Alberta kept about 10 percent of Canada’s oil sands production offline for a third day [on Tuesday] as Bank of America Corp. warned the blazes may slow the economy. A fire at Cold Lake Weapons Range that …

Cleanup Continues for Oil Pipeline Spill Along Southern California Coast

California Governor Jerry Brown declared an emergency in Santa Barbara County after a Plains All American Pipeline LP oil conduit leaked as much as 2,500 barrels of crude along the state’s southern coastline. About 500 barrels of crude entered the …