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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department people walk on a beach with an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 19. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Pipeline that spilled oil on California coast badly corroded

The findings were from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fisherman sues Houston pipeline owner over Santa Barbara oil spill

Stace Cheverez filed a lawsuit on Monday in Los Angeles federal court against Plains All American Pipeline. Cheverez says Plains has a poor safety record and doesn’t have proper safety equipment.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right, answers questions during a news conference after the announcement of the formation of the Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. Also at the announcement were, from left, Bruce Ohr, with the U.S. Department of Justice, Montana U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter and acting North Dakota U.S. Attorney Chris Myers. The strike force is aimed to fight organized crime, which has been blamed for much of the increase in human trafficking, violent offenses and drugs in the region. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Feds debut new tactics to fight Bakken crime wave

The response was made to growing pleas from residents in the two states for more help in dealing with crime in the region that’s seen an influx of tens of thousands of oilfield workers in recent years.
(Spectra Energy)

Houston company’s pipeline in Arkansas River ruptures, releases natural gas

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally said the section of the river, which is near Arkansas’ busiest airport, will remain closed until Spectra Energy Corp. crews can identify what caused the leak.
A Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter hovers over a runway during a demonstration of the new Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter designed for transporting offshore oil workers at West Houston Airport Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Houston. Sikorsky just opened a Houston office to focus on oil & gas support. 
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Sikorsky to cut 1,400 jobs, citing falling oil production

Spokesman Paul Jackson said the cuts are not related to a review by United Technologies of whether to sell, spin off or divest Sikorsky. A decision is expected to be announced in about a month.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Prosecution: Former BP exec lied to oil spill investigators

Defense attorneys countered Tuesday that prosecutors are trying to convict David Rainey based on an interview conducted a year after the spill.
A General Electric Co. employee assembles a component for a gas turbine at the company's factory in Belfort, France. (Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg)

U.S. factory orders post their eighth decline in nine months

Manufacturers have struggled in recent months as cheaper oil prices have slashed demand from energy firms for pipelines and equipment.
David  Rainey,   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Judges tosses 1 of 2 charges against ex-BP exec on trial

Rainey now faces a single charge of making false statements to the FBI during a 2011 interview.
In a Feb. 12, 2014 photo, plumes of smoke billow as a fire burns on at the Chevron Gas Well site, near Bobtown, Pa. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MONESSEN OUT; KITTANNING OUT; CONNELLSVILLE OUT; GREENSBURG OUT; TARENTUM OUT; NORTH HILLS NEWS RECORD OUT; BUTLER OUT

Chevron Appalachia fined $940,000 for fatal gas well blast

“Chevron deeply regrets this incident and acknowledges the extensive efforts of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in its response and investigation,” said a spokeswoman for Chevron Appalachia.
Categories: Accidents, Natural gas
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Things to know about the California oil spill

The task of cleaning up the mess has come under fire from environmentalists and lawmakers who questioned whether enough was done early on to contain the damage.