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Dredging Company to Pay $1M for Restoration Work Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. …

Freeport LNG Extends Outage After Fire, Targets Year End for Full Operations

Freeport LNG, operator of one of the largest U.S. export plants producing liquefied natural gas (LNG), said on Tuesday that last week’s fire damage to its Texas plant would keep it fully offline until September with only partial operation through …

Las Vegas Water Intake Now Visible at Drought-Stricken Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive drought-starved reservoir on the Colorado River has become so depleted that Las Vegas now is pumping water from deeper within Lake Mead where other states downstream don’t have access. The Southern Nevada Water Authority …

Indictment Says Company Ignored California Oil Spill Alarms

LOS ANGELES (AP)–A Houston-based oil company and two subsidiaries were indicted Wednesday for a crude spill that fouled Southern California waters and beaches in October, an event prosecutors say was caused in part by failing to properly act when alarms …

NTSB: Poor Planning Led to Deadly Texas Pipeline Blast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)–Inadequate communication, planning, and risk management by a dredge operator likely led to the cutting of a liquefied propane pipeline and an explosion that killed five people at a Texas port last year, the National Transportation Safety …

Oil Pipeline Planned Even as California Moves Away From Gas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California’s worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered …

Pipeline Would Store Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Ethanol

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A pipeline aiming to pick up carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants across the Midwest is slated to inject the gas underground in Oliver and Mercer counties, and discussion surrounding the project is heating up. The …

One Killed, 15 Injured in Pemex Pipeline Blast in Central Mexico

MEXICO CITY–At least one person was killed and over a dozen were injured when a pipeline of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) exploded in the central Mexican state of Puebla after it was breached by suspected fuel thieves, authorities …

Coast Guard: 1,200-Foot Ship Dragged California Oil Pipeline

Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of …

California Oil Spill Legal Fight Likely to Last Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. …