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With some gas stations dry, pipeline works to send more fuel

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ATLANTA (AP) — Gas prices spiked and drivers found “out of service” bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread. The shortage is blamed on a pipeline rupture and leak of at least 252,000 gallons (954,000 liters) of gas in Alabama. The pipeline company ...

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Regulator: Corroded pipeline likely cause of saltwater spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department says a corroded steel pipeline is the likely cause of a big saltwater spill in Bowman County. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the 168,000-gallon spill occurred Tuesday morning about 9 miles southwest of Rhame at a well site owned by Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC. The company did not return telephone ...

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Crude spews from California pipeline, but none reaches beach

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VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from an underground coastal pipeline in Southern California, but the ooze never reached the ocean or beach, stopping instead in a canyon ravine. About 29,000 gallons of oil spilled and flowed at least a quarter-mile in the canyon near Ventura on Thursday, fire authorities said. Resident Kirk ...

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Winds, choppy seas slow cleanup of California oil spill

GOLETA, Calif. — Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline. The National Weather Service says gusty winds are whipping up waves as high as 4 feet early Friday off Santa Barbara County. Several days of calm seas had helped crews. A small watercraft advisory was issued overnight and Santa Barbara ...

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Oil spill cleanup an eerie sight

REFUGIO STATE BEACH, Calif. – The large, woodsy sign sounded a friendly warning about powerful riptides and dangerous backwash to the hordes of beachgoers who weren’t there: “When in Doubt, Don’t Go Out!” A few days before the usually packed Memorial Day weekend, that wasn’t a problem. There wasn’t a surfer, swimmer or camper in sight Wednesday. Instead, there were emergency ...

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ND bill might require more monitoring on saltwater pipelines

BISMARCK, N.D. — Bipartisan legislation that would require additional monitoring and safeguards for North Dakota pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater has been amended to allow regulators to make the decision on an individual basis. No one spoke against the changes to the proposed legislation Thursday. The measure was filed in the wake of a recent 3-million gallon leak near ...

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Optimism in oil spills?

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Kinder Morgan has been criticized heavily this week because of their controversial statement concerning the benefits of oil spills. The context of the comment is a 15,000-page proposal for an attempted expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline that runs through British Columbia. The application walks through each potential disaster that the pipeline could create and ...

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