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Major work planned on leaky Wyoming gas pipeline

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A pipeline company plans to replace sections of a Wyoming natural gas pipeline that has had two leaks since August. The 16-inch-wide pipeline sprung a major leak 14 miles north of Douglas on Sept. 6. Authorities closed Wyoming Highway 59 for more than two hours while workers shut off the flow. The leaking gas didn’t ignite. ...

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Crude oil leaks from pipeline in Ventura County

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VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are responding to a report of crude oil leaking from a pipeline in Ventura County. The Ventura County Star newspaper (http://bit.ly/28RlRIA) reported that county and Ventura city firefighters responded to the scene just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday.   Southern California authorities have revised the estimated size of a crude oil pipeline spill down ...

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Feds: Company hasn’t done enough to end slow-motion oil leak

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let industry regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that could last another century. Taylor Energy Company sued the federal government in January to recover more than $400 million that it set ...

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Coast Guard: Unknown amount of crude in Louisiana bayou

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says an unknown amount of crude oil has spilled into a bayou in southern Louisiana. The Coast Guard said in a statement Monday night it received a report around 8 p.m. that a tanker on Bayou Teche near Morgan City was being filled with crude oil when the spill began. The statement ...

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Company: “Act of God” caused decade-old oil leak

Company: "Act of God" caused decade-old oil leak

BATON ROUGE, La. — The latest on a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The president of a New Orleans-based company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico says it was caused by “an act of God event.” Taylor Energy Company President William Pecue also told a gathering of ...

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Company to hold meeting on decade-old oil leak in Gulf

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico will hold a public meeting next month to disclose details of its efforts to stop chronic slicks from forming off Louisiana’s coast. The Jan. 20 forum in Baton Rouge was a requirement of Taylor Energy Co.’s court settlement in September with environmental ...

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Shipwrecks posing threat to US waters hold many unknowns

TOLEDO, Ohio — Dozens of shipwrecks scattered along America’s coasts are thought to be holding oil and certainly will start leaking someday as corrosion eats away at their tanks. Preventing that just isn’t possible, experts say, because funding for such a huge effort doesn’t exist and there are too many unknowns about the locations of those wrecks and the cargo ...

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MAJOR CLEANUP: EPA working ‘time critical emergency’ pollution site

An Environmental Protection Agency team is cleaning up thousands of leaky oil drums left for years in industrial east Odessa that investigators say threatened groundwater, risked dangerous runoff to a nearby neighborhood and created a fire hazard after a local businessman abandoned them when his company failed. The site, about 4.5 acres at the intersection Market Street and Marco Avenue, ...

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO — The company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has downplayed its size and shrouded its work in secrecy. But an Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence the Taylor Energy spill is far worse than what it — or the federal government — has publicly reported. Presented with AP’s findings, ...

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Colorado Springs power plant fire to lead to electric rate hike

Colorado Springs residents could see an increase of about $5.35 on their next monthly utilities bill as Colorado Springs Utilities officials work to recover the costs of Martin Drake Power Plant fire on May 5. Before the fire erupted at Drake, damaging a turbine and shutting down power generation indefinitely, it produced a third of the city’s power. CSU officials ...

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