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Federal Board Says 2015 California Refinery Blast Was Preventable

A 2015 explosion at a California oil refinery that injured four workers and threatened to release a toxic cloud was preventable, a federal safety panel reported Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a 73-page report that …

Suit Alleges Exxon Denied More Claims Than Paid in Tainted Fuel Case

ExxonMobil has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company’s production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014. “ExxonMobil proactively honored all valid claims …

Exxon Mobil Wants to Bar Release of Files in Arkansas Pipeline Case

Exxon Mobil said it shouldn’t have to release any further information on a proposed but abandoned pipeline intended to run alongside the Pegasus pipeline that ruptured in 2013 in central Arkansas. The company is facing a class-action lawsuit by landowners …

Arkansas Realtors Struggle in Wake of Oil Leak at Mayflower

Efforts to buy and sell homes in , Ark., have been not been easy since an ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline ruptured in March and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in the town near Lake Conway, a local real estate broker …

Exxon: Report Blames Arkansas Pipeline Bust on Defects

An independent report blames manufacturing defects for the failure of an ExxonMobil pipeline that sent 150,000 gallons of crude oil into the small town of Mayflower, the company said Wednesday. The report, provided to Exxon and the Pipeline and Hazardous …

Storm Drain in Oil Leak Area to Be Replaced

Work is to begin to replace a storm drain in a Mayflower subdivision where an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured on March 29 and spilled thousands of barrels of oil. Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that work to …

Arkansas AG Says Oil Spill Shows Need for Inspections

Arkansas’ attorney general says the recent rupture of an ExxonMobil pipeline highlights the need for pipeline maintenance, inspections and safety standards. State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel spoke to reporters Wednesday after visiting a Mayflower neighborhood where ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured …

OSHA Cites ExxonMobil Refinery in Louisiana

ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Co. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations – 20 serious and two other-than-serious – for exposing workers to possible fires and explosions, …

Montana Oil Spill Cause Could Take Months to Determine

A federal safety official says it will probably be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. Cynthia Quarterman, head of the …