An oiled duck is rescued near the Bell Slough State Wildlife Management Area in Mayflower, Ark. It was prepared to be taken to HAWK Center, a wildlife rehabilitation group assisting Exxon Mobil after a pipeline ruptured and dumped several thousands of barrels of oil. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Judge ends delay in Arkansas oil spill suit

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A judge has granted federal prosecutors’ request to end a delay in a lawsuit over the ExxonMobil oil spill in central Arkansas.
Emergency crews work a massive fire after a CN tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed in Gainford, Alberta, Canada, west of Edmonton on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.  Canadian National spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin said 13 cars, four carrying petroleum crude oil and nine loaded with liquified petroleum gas, came off the tracks around 1 a.m. local time in the hamlet of Gainford, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Edmonton. The entire community of roughly 100 people was evacuated.  (Royal Canadian Mounted Police/AP Photo/RCMP via The Canadian Press)

Fire rages after another train derails in Canada

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Emergency crews battled a massive fire Saturday after a Canadian National tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton, Alberta, overnight.
A vacuum truck cleans up oil in near Tioga, N.D. The North Dakota Health Department says more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp. oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota. (North Dakota Health Department)

No oil from North Dakota spill seen in water sources

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Officials say no oil from a pipeline rupture in northwestern North Dakota has been found so far in surface or groundwater.
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North Dakota wants answers on Tesoro’s ruptured pipeline inspections

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North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed “serious” in documents obtained by The Associated Press — with a pipeline that leaked more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in the northwestern part of the state.
Cleanup work continues at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill beyond an old farmstead on the Steve Jensen farm north of Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

Experts question North Dakota oil spill estimates

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Scientists who helped calculate oil spilled from a broken BP well into the Gulf of Mexico are questioning the methodology used to estimate the amount of crude that recently leaked from a ruptured pipeline into a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota.
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Independent lab to study faulty Tesoro pipeline

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Tesoro Corp. says part of a broken pipeline that leaked 20,600 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota will be sent to an independent lab for testing.
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N. Dakota waits 11 days to tell public about oil spill

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When a pipeline rupture sent more than 20,000 barrels of crude spewing across a North Dakota wheat field, it took nearly two weeks for officials to tell the public about it.
A vacuum truck cleans up oil in near Tioga, N.D. The North Dakota Health Department says more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp. oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota. (North Dakota Health Department)

Farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

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A North Dakota farmer who discovered an oil spill the size of seven football fields while out harvesting wheat says that when he found it, crude was bubbling up out of the ground.
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Tesoro reports larger leak from oil pipeline

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A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline has leaked 20,600 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday.
A member of Exxon Mobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Feds seek stay in lawsuit over Arkansas oil spill

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Federal prosecutors in Arkansas asked a judge on Wednesday to stay proceedings in their lawsuit against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. because of the federal government shutdown.