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Oil spill reported in North Dakota – UPI.com


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Oil spill reported in North Dakota
UPI.com
BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 29 (UPI) — The North Dakota Department of Health announced an oil spill in the western part of the state, at the least third release so far this month. The state agency said Oasis Petroleum reported that 490 barrels of oil and 455
Cleanup Underway on 15000 Gallon Oil SpillValley News Live
Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near WillistonDickinson Press
Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leakKSN-TV
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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 11:47 pm

Did Obama Forget the BP Oil Spill? – Daily Beast


Daily Beast

Did Obama Forget the BP Oil Spill?
Daily Beast
In 2011, the National Oil Spill Commission—created in response to the BP fiasco—recommended a series of measures that would be funded through the industry's lease payments and would place a much greater emphasis on safety. For example, it called for …

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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 5:55 pm

Man sentenced to 10 years for oil spill fraud scheme – Jackson Clarion Ledger


Jackson Clarion Ledger

Man sentenced to 10 years for oil spill fraud scheme
Jackson Clarion Ledger
A D'Iberville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an oil spill fraud conspiracy. Jason Richard Woodcock, 34, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail
D'Iberville man gets 120 months in federal prison for oil spill fraud, judge gulflive.com (blog)
D'Iberville man sentenced for oil spill fraud conspiracyWMC Action News 5
D'Iberville man sentenced, ordered to pay restitution in oil spill fraud caseSunHerald.com

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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:55 pm

Oil spills fuel pipeline debate – Sioux Falls Argus Leader


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Oil spills fuel pipeline debate
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
BILLINGS, Mont. — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's …
Yellowstone River oil spill fuels Keystone debate; pipeline accidents increasingCasper Star-Tribune Online
Weather impedes Montana oil spill responseUPI.com

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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:14 pm

Yellowstone Oil Spill Fuels Arguments Over Keystone Line – Flathead Beacon


Yellowstone Oil Spill Fuels Arguments Over Keystone Line
Flathead Beacon
BILLINGS — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:37 pm

BP’s ‘civically responsible’ spending after oil spill propped up Gulf economy … – NOLA.com


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BP's 'civically responsible' spending after oil spill propped up Gulf economy
NOLA.com
Baton Rouge economist Loren Scott predicted "the bottom would fall out" for the region's economy when oil started washing ashore in the early days of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Scott testified on Wednesday those forecasts were some of the
BP cuts jobs in Houston as it trims Gulf of Mexico businessFuelFix (blog)
5 Years after the Spill: What BP Owes the Gulf Coast | CommentaryRoll Call
Fishermen, lawmakers balk at Atlantic oil drillingMarcellus.com

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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:21 pm

Cuomo proposes $15 M. increase for oil spill fund – Capital New York


Cuomo proposes $15 M. increase for oil spill fund
Capital New York
ALBANY—As New York grapples with the rapid influx of millions of gallons of crude oil, Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed increasing the $25 million state oil spill fund to $40 million. The additional funding would come from higher fees on trains that …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 10:50 am

Montana Oil Spill Cleanup to Slow as River Gets Dangerous – ABC News


Montana Oil Spill Cleanup to Slow as River Gets Dangerous
ABC News
The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near-halt in coming days as warmer weather makes ice on the river increasingly dangerous, state regulators and a company …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:21 am

BP executive: ‘Nothing we can do or say’ can change oil spill tragedy – NOLA.com


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BP executive: 'Nothing we can do or say' can change oil spill tragedy
NOLA.com
A BP executive testified Tuesday that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was a tragedy, but he is proud of the company and the efforts of its employees in gathering resources and experts to contain the disaster. "I'm proud of the company for mustering
Executive: No Guarantee BP Would Help Pay Subsidiary's FinesABC News
BP Executive Takes Stand in Gulf Oil Spill Penalty TrialWCTV

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Posted on 27 January 2015 | 7:35 pm

BP Witness Praises Oil Spill Response at Fines Trial – Insurance Journal


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BP Witness Praises Oil Spill Response at Fines Trial
Insurance Journal
BP Plc “conducted an extraordinarily effective response” to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the company's first witness testified Monday as the oil producer sought to minimize potential pollution fines. BP immediately mobilized people and equipment and …
No 'compelling evidence' BP oil spill sickened cleanup workers, Gulf Coast NOLA.com
BP turns to environmental impact, financial state in oil spill penalty trialFuelFix (blog)
Witnesses for BP: 2010 Gulf oil spill cleanup was exemplaryAL.com
The Advocate -ABC News -WTOK
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Posted on 27 January 2015 | 12:55 pm

Oil Spill – Yahoo Search Results

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 1:29 am

Shell wants to resume drilling in Arctic this summer

Oil major Shell wants to revive its Arctic oil drilling programme this year after a near two-year suspension, angering environmentalists who say the risk of an oil spill is too high. Remote and costly to develop, the Arctic is estimated to contain 20 percent of the world's undiscovered hydrocarbon resources and despite fierce opposition, plans for drilling north of the Arctic Circle are under …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 5:41 pm

Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near-halt in coming days as warmer weather makes ice on the river increasingly dangerous, state regulators and a company spokesman said Wednesday.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:40 am

Executive: No guarantee BP would help pay subsidiary's fines

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill testified Tuesday that it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 11:12 pm

U.S. proposes allowing oil, gas drilling off Atlantic Coast

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed allowing for the first time oil and gas exploration in a wide swath of U.S. waters off the Atlantic Coast. The 2017 to 2022 drilling plan begins a process that could take many years before waters off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia are cleared for drilling. It expands on the last five-year plan initially issued in …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 7:36 pm

Full-Year Results Should Give BP plc A Nice Boost Next Week

The oil price is a downer, but BP plc (LON: BP) can only be seen as a long-term investment.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 1:50 pm

BP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

BP struggled for 87 days to contain the millions of gallons of crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but an expert witness on Monday called its cleanup response exemplary. "They were …

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:46 pm

BP to call witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

It will be oil giant BP's turn Monday to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government is seeking for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The …

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 12:17 pm

Oil have what she's having…

Remember the great oil spill of 2014? No, not the kind that gets petrol producers in trouble – we're talking about the flood of oil products onto the beauty market.

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 10:24 am

Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday …

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 12:43 am