Category: Accidents

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.  More »

Houston man accused of lying about blowout preventer tests

If convicted on two counts of making false statements to federal agencies, he could get up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.  More »

North Dakota saltwater spill reached Missouri River

But officials don’t expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies.  More »

Feds to inspect fire damage at Energy XXI oil platform

Federal regulators said Friday they will send personnel, weather permitting, to examine the damage at an oil production platform owned by Energy XXI in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, about 5 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.  More »

Nearly 3 million gallons of brine spill in North Dakota oil boom’s largest leak

The saltwater, known as brine, is an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is much saltier than sea water and may also contain petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations.  More »

Pipeline breach located beneath Yellowstone River

Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in the spill.  More »

Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

Bridger Pipeline Co. said in the statement that it shut down the 12-inch-wide pipeline shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday.  More »

Shell to pay $83 million settlement for Nigeria oil spills

Hundreds of spills occur every year in Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer and largest economy, damaging the environment and destroying the livelihood of fishing and farming communities in the delta region.  More »

Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

Gulf Coast businessmen Scott Walker, Kirk Ladner and Steve Seymour, who is also a Hancock County supervisor, filed the lawsuit in October in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi.  More »

BP appeals judge’s refusal to remove claims administrator

A brief filed Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends, among other things, that Patrick Juneau had secretly drafted pleadings filed against BP before he was appointed.  More »

Enbridge oil spill settlement is $6.25M, not $6.75M

The company has estimated cleanup costs to be about $1.2 billion, including $227 million on environmental consultants.  More »

Leak contained at eastern Ohio natural gas well

The Ohio Department of Natural Resrouces plans to investigate what caused the well to begin leaking uncontrollably, prompting the evacuation of field staff and residents within a 1.5-mile radius.  More »

Oil train disaster settlement growing

More than a dozen corporations that face potential liability in the Lac Megantic, Quebec, oil train disaster have agreed to pay over $200 million to the fund.  More »

Marathon evacuates personnel from two North Sea platforms

About 75 workers were transferred to shore from the Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo platforms.  More »

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.  More »
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