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Bomb attacks on pipelines cause massive oil spill in Nigeria

Bomb attacks on pipelines cause massive oil spill in Nigeria

WARRI, Nigeria — Multiple bombings of Agip oil pipelines have caused thousands of barrels of oil to pollute waterways, farms and fishing grounds in Nigeria’s southern Bayelsa state, residents said Monday. Oil flowed unchecked for two days, according to fishermen who complained that a clean-up has not yet started. A spokesman for Italian parent company ENI said 16,000 barrels of ...

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BNSF fined for tardy reporting of spills along railway

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state regulators have fined BNSF Railway $71,700 for tardy reporting of crude oil leaks and other hazardous material spills along the state’s railway. The Utilities and Transportation Commission on Monday approved a settlement agreement between the railroad and its staff. But the UTC removed a provision that would have suspended $40,000 of the penalty if the ...

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Washington shaping new rules to guide oil transport

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State regulators are working on new rules that will guide the transportation of crude oil across Washington state. The Department of Ecology is developing a rule that will require facilities to give the state advance weekly notice about crude oil shipments they receive. Pipelines would be required to provide biannual notice. The agency is also figuring out ...

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Last defendant pleads not guilty in major BP fraud case

GULFPORT, Miss. — The last of seven defendants in a BP claims fraud case, 33-year-old Thi Houng Le, has pleaded not guilty to 95 felony charges. The Sun Herald reports Le was represented in U.S. District Court on Monday by Public Defender John Weber because, she said, she could not afford an attorney. Weber said he has been representing the ...

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Oil seepage threatens Monahans Draw

Leaking oil from a lease atop the Monahans Draw raises worry of contamination of the waterway, and more than a year into the state-ordered cleanup effort the extent of the damage remains unclear. Oil was discovered seeping through soggy earth on July 16, 2014, at the oil lease in the 3200 block of Second Street, the western fringes of Odessa ...

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