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A dredging plan to help clean up the Kalamazoo River after a 2010 southwestern Michigan oil spill is prompting concerns from area residents and the owner of Bell’s Brewery.
Record flooding near Calgary has left the downtown core of Canada’s oil capital empty while forcing the closing of three oil pipelines and causing as much as C$5 billion ($4.8 billion) in damage to homes and offices.
The California proposal on the governor’s desk would help close regulatory gaps that federal investigators found played a role in the fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last year, supporters say. Currently, the state has just seven inspectors. The added help would bring the total to 26 under the new budget.
Oil spills along the Texas coast are declining, but the Houston region still reports one or two a day.
A pre-dawn gas line explosion shook residents out of their beds in a rural, wooded area of Washington Parish, briefly knocking out power to thousands of people but not injuring anybody.
Louisiana’s health department said 77 people were treated at hospitals after an explosion at a Williams Cos. petrochemical plant in Louisiana Thursday.
A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. A previous wire report said at least two people had been killed.
The audit could not say exactly how PG&E spent the money, but it blamed ineffective executive management.
Dozens of residents and property owners are suing ExxonMobil Pipeline Company two months after a pipeline ruptured and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in the central Arkansas city of Mayflower.
Shell’s Kulluk oil drilling rig left Dutch Harbor in December to avoid the prospect of millions in taxes, a Shell official revealed Saturday in testimony to a Coast Guard investigation panel.