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Top Eagle Ford news stories: May 13-20

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Business troubles dominated headlines this week. Recap the top Eagle Ford news stories below. 5. Feds: Pipeline company failed to detect California oil spill LOS ANGELES (AP) — An oil pipeline company responsible for a massive oil spill on the California coast a year ago didn’t do enough to prevent corrosion and its operators didn’t detect and react to the ...

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Feds: Failures led to prolonged California oil spill

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pipeline company responsible for spilling more than 120,000 gallons of oil on the California coast failed to prevent corrosion in its pipes, detect the rupture or respond swiftly as crude streamed toward the ocean, federal regulators said Thursday. Plains All American Pipeline operators working remotely in Texas had turned off an alarm that would have ...

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Mirrors blamed for fire at world’s largest solar plant

PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A small fire shut down a generating tower Thursday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the sprawling facility on the California-Nevada border operating at only a third of its capacity, authorities said. Firefighters had to climb some 300 feet up a boiler tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California after fire ...

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Regulators OK Canada pipeline expansion project

SEATTLE (AP) — Canada energy regulators on Thursday recommended approval of a pipeline-expansion project that would dramatically increase the number of oil tankers moving through the waters between the U.S. and Canada. The National Energy Board recommended the federal government conditionally approve Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to nearly triple pipeline capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of crude oil a ...

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Canada regulatory board greenlights Trans Mountain pipeline

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada’s energy regulator on Thursday recommended the approval of Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to expand the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, subject to dozens of conditions. Kinder Morgan wants to triple the capacity of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which carries diluted bitumen from oil sands near Edmonton to Burnaby, British Columbia for export. The US$5.9 ...

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