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

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

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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.
(Johnny Hanson /Houston Chronicle file photo)

Following Enable CEO resignation, CenterPoint boss takes over as pipeline-spinoff chairman

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In a bit of revolving chairs, CenterPoint CEO Scott Prochazka is the new chairman of Enable Midstream Partners, while former Enable Chairman Pete Delaney is the new interim president and CEO. The moves were precipitated by the seemingly abrupt resignation of former President and CEO Lynn Bourdon.
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

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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.
(Eddie Seal/Texas Tribune)

Enterprise scoops up Eagle Ford pipes in $2 billion deal

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The deal will shift $2 billion in assets from Eagle Ford Shale Midstream, a joint venture owned by Dallas-based Pioneer Natural Resources and India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, to the Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans

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Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from banning operations such as drilling, fracking, water disposal, recovery operations or pipeline infrastructure.
Clean up crews removed oil-laden sand on the beach at Refugio State Beach, site of an oil spill, north of Goleta, Calif.  (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

Response by Plains on broken Calif. pipeline faces scrutiny

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U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California labeled the response to the spill “insufficient” in a letter Thursday to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The senators questioned why the line lacked an automatic shut-off valve and whether some workers were left on the sidelines while the leak spread.
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In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, two cleanup crew members work to remove oil from the sand along a portion of soiled coastline. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Section of pipe involved in California oil spill unearthed

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Artealia Gilliard of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said Thursday that the section was extracted and will be wrapped in protective insulation before it is sent to a laboratory in Ohio for metallurgical testing.
Clean up crews removed oil-laden sand on the beach at Refugio State Beach, site of an oil spill, north of Goleta, Calif.  (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

U.S. gives order for Plains to finish oil spill cleanup

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Government representatives said such an order is common in spills and is not in response to any inaction by Houston-based Plains All America.
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In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, two cleanup crew members work to remove oil from the sand along a portion of soiled coastline. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

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The company now says the estimate of the worst-case volume of oil released is up to 101,000 gallons — about 4,200 gallons less than previously believed.