Category: Accidents

Exxon Mobil calls pollution suit a scapegoat

Lawyers for Exxon Mobil say the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use over the gasoline additive MTBE, the longest state trial in state history.  More »

2 file federal suit over Arkansas oil spill

Crews are still working to clean up oil that spewed onto lawns and roadways.  More »

Chevron completes repairs at damaged refinery

A company spokesman says Chevron is improving safety and oversight.  More »

Arkansas sets deadline for Exxon spill documents

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has set an April 10 deadline for ExxonMobil to produce documents connected to the company’s oil spill in Mayflower.  More »

Arkansas plans to open investigation into oil spill

Crews have recovered about 12,000 barrels of oil and water since Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline started leaking. See the latest images from leak and clean up.  More »

Halliburton worker testifies at Gulf spill trial

Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano, a witness for his employer at a trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, said he didn’t believe the oil giant’s employees were risking workers’ safety when they didn’t follow his recommendations.  More »

Crews cleaning hydraulic fluid spill in Michigan river

Cleanup crews were working Tuesday to contain about 300 to 500 gallons of hydraulic fluid that spilled from a Lansing power plant and left a sheen on the Grand River.  More »

Oil tanker hits bridge, span closed

A heavily traveled bridge that links Maine and New Hampshire was closed to traffic Monday after an oil tanker broke loose from a pier and struck the span, but there was no sign of a spill and no reports of injuries, officials said.  More »

Exxon to excavate Pegasus crude pipeline to find cause of leak

About 12,000 barrels of oil and water have been collected so far near Mayflower, Arkansas, after “a few thousand barrels were observed in the area,” the Mayflower Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center, which includes Exxon, Faulkner County and the city of Mayflower, said in a statement Sunday.  More »

Worker killed in Arkansas nuclear plant accident

One worker died and three others were injured Sunday morning when a heavy piece of equipment fell on them at an Arkansas nuclear plant, officials said.  More »

Homes evacuated after Arkansas pipeline ruptures

ExxonMobil says it’s investigating the breach of a pipeline that originates in Illinois and carries crude oil to the Texas Gulf Coast.  More »

High benzene levels found by Colorado spill

Samples taken from monitoring wells near an oil-like leak close to a Williams Midstream natural gas plant in Colorado show high benzene levels near Parachute Creek, state officials said Thursday.  More »
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