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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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TransCanada says spill forces shut down of Keystone pipeline

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FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — The Keystone pipeline will likely remain shut down for the rest of the week while officials investigate an apparent oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. Oil covered a 300-square-foot area in a farm field ditch 4 miles from a Freeman-area pump station, about 40 miles southwest of Sioux Falls. It was discovered Saturday. TransCanada hasn’t released ...

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Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans issued his ruling late Thursday. The Obama administration imposed ...

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British airport runway closed due to suspected oil spill

British airport runway closed due to suspected oil spill

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of flights have been delayed or diverted at London’s Gatwick Airport after its one runway was closed because of a suspected oil spill. The airport said flights were suspended after a “spillage” on the runway at around 10:15 a.m. Monday. The runway reopened about 90 minutes later. According to Gatwick’s website, at least 19 incoming flights ...

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