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PSC holding hearing on proposed $5 million oil pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Bakken pipeline has been approved by Iowa. The state was the last of four states to approve the Bakken pipeline. (Image: D.Reichardt via Flickr)

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are holding a public hearing in Watford City on a proposed $5 million oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Plains All American Pipeline has applied for a permit for the Johnsons Corner to Dakota Access Pipeline Project, a 3.5-mile long, 24-inch diameter crude pipeline. It would have a maximum capacity of 150,000 barrels ...

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Oil stranded by pipeline break could be trucked out

LOS ANGELES — Eight months ago a ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, fouling beaches near Santa Barbara with crude and spreading goo as far as 100 miles away. The beaches reopened last summer, but the fallout is continuing. Santa Barbara County planners are expected to decide in about a week whether to ...

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Texas firm in Santa Barbara oil spill ordered to fix ‘probable’ safety violations

Federal pipeline safety regulators Friday issued a series of warnings to the Texas owners of an oil pipeline that ruptured and spilled as many as 143,000 gallons of crude along the Santa Barbara Coast in May. Federal inspectors found two “probable” violations of federal safety regulations during inspections of Lines 901 and 903, which together connect offshore platforms off the ...

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Oil spill cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois

HIGHLAND, Ill. — The cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois after a weekend oil spill dumped more than 4,000 gallons of crude into a creek. Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline says it has deployed 2,700 booms in response to a Friday pipeline break at a pump station about 40 miles east of St. Louis near Highland. The company said it contained “a ...

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Panel probes California oil spill that blackened beaches

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top pipeline regulator is lagging in meeting congressional requirements imposed several years ago but it is planning to increase staff for safety inspections, its interim director says. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has been facing new questions about its effectiveness after a May 19 break near Santa Barbara created the largest coastal oil ...

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Oil spill reporting slow but Highland area water safe

HIGHLAND — Officials in Highland and Grantfork are assessing emergency response tactics two days after a crude oil spill threatened local water supplies. But the water is safe, they said Sunday. About five hours passed Friday before emergency officials in those two eastern Madison County jurisdictions learned of the crude oil that had spilled into Silver Creek earlier that day, ...

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Pipeline firm documents reveal chaos after Santa Barbara County spill

Chaos and delay marked the initial hours after a pipeline burst last month along the Santa Barbara County coast, sending thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. A timeline that Plains All American Pipeline provided to lawmakers was released Wednesday and details the company’s struggle to report the spill to federal regulators in the hours after the leak ...

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