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Lessons Learned After a Large Pipeline Failure in Canada: Viewpoint

Twelve years ago an oil field gathering system in Northern British Columbia suffered a major pipeline failure leading to significant losses. The oil field owner was ISH Energy Ltd. that had contracted with an oil field service company, Weber Contract …

Enbridge Says Gap Opens Beneath Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that’s wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday. The Canadian …

Enbridge Texas Eastern Gas Pipe Remains Shut After Kentucky Blast

Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said the section of its Texas Eastern pipe that killed one person when it exploded on Thursday remained shut while the company works with federal and state officials to investigate the incident. The blast near …

NiSource Settles Massachusetts Gas Explosion Lawsuits for $143 Million

Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in three Massachusetts communities last year. NiSource and …

Chevron Spills 800,000 Gallons of Oil, Water in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major …

Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Enbridge in Dane County Case

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Canada-based Enbridge Energy doesn’t need to carry additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government’s insistence that it do so in case of an accidental spill. …

Trading Houses Caught in Crossfire of Russian Oil Contamination

MOSCOW/LONDON — Trading houses Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura are caught in the crossfire between Russian oil producers and Western buyers, which have refused to take contaminated Russian crude bought by the traders. At least 10 crude tankers with 1 million …

Property Owners Protest Pipeline Procurement Process

About the photo: In this May 3, 2018, file photo, Becky Crabtree displays a flyer that she posted on a fence on the route of the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline on their property in Lindside, W.Va. A Virginia-based legal group …

Senator Blocks Pipeline Safety Bill on Principle

A single senator is using his power to block legislation that would toughen safety regulations for pipelines even though the pipeline industry, safety advocates and even companies in his state support the measure. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky hasn’t …

NTSB Releases Report on Deadly Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Federal accident investigators have released a 140-page report on a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and decimated a suburban neighborhood near San Francisco last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report posted online Monday pulls together information gathered …