CBC News, Jan 25 2014
Thousands without heat south of Winnipeg as arctic blast moves in
A natural gas pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Man., 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, has left thousands without heat as temperatures drop to -20 C, or -34 C with the wind chill.
The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Jan. 25 2014
ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. — Five homes remain evacuated as TransCanada Piplelines deals with a natural gas pipeline fire about 25 kilometres south of Winnipeg.
David Shaffer & Susan Hogan, Star Tribune, Dec 31, 2013
A majority of the 2,300 residents of Casselton, N.D., heeded a warning to leave town Monday after an explosion that produced huge clouds of flames and smoke, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
Grant Robertson & Jacquie McNish, Globe and Mail, Dec 2 2013
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.
Jacquie McNish & Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail, Dec 3 2013
The deadly secret behind the Lac-Mégantic inferno
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.
Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press, October 19, 2013
GAINFORD, Alta. - Emergency crews are monitoring a massive fire burning after a tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton overnight.
The Bakersfield Californian, Aug 24 2013
Sept. 9, 2010: A 30-inch PG&E gas pipeline burst in San Bruno, killing eight people, injuring dozens more and destroying 38 homes. In court documents, PG&E first tried to blame the rupture on a city sewer project that allegedly damaged a "state of the art" pipeline. Residents themselves were accused of somehow being negligent.
Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News, Aug 12, 2013
Industry experts say vulnerable pipelines like the one that failed in Arkansas can operate safely—but only if they're carefully monitored and maintained.
CBC News, July 6 2013
Train derailment in Lac-Mégantic forces 1,000 from homes as several reported missing
Canadian Press, Montreal Gazette, July 6 2013
MONTREAL - By mid-morning Saturday, 10 hours after a train derailment set off a series of explosions, firefighters still could not get near the centre of the fire raging in the downtown area of historic Lac Mégantic, authorities told media.
Dene Moore, The Canadian Press; With File From Mike Hager, Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2013
Forces closure of only route linking Alberta oilfields and coast
As one Kinder Morgan crew worked on stemming an oil leak from its Trans Mountain pipeline in British Columbia on Thursday, another worked on winning over the province's reluctant public for a major expansion of the line.
Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, June 13, 2013
Leslie Young, Global News, May 22 2013
CALGARY – It can be tough to get a good sense of how safe Alberta’s oil industry is when you can’t access the information you need.
Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, April 26, 2013
Government acts after receiving Greenpeace report
Matt Kelso, Fracktracker.org, Apr 15 2013
Recently, there has been a lot of attention focused on the Mayflower, Arkansas pipeline failure that resulted in a massive oil spill, particularly as it comes at a time when discussions of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project are once again heating up. However, the situation is far from unusual. In fact, according to data downloaded from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), there were 1,887 incidents in the nation’s gathering and transmission, distribution, and hazardous liquids pipelines between January 1, 2010 and March 29, 2013, or an average of 1.6 incidents per day.
Mike Hager, Vancouver Sun, March 21, 2013
VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s largest oil spill response vessel got stuck on a sandbar en route to a federal news conference about strengthening Canada’s oil spill defences.
Richard Mauer & Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2012
Update, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:
More flyovers are planned for Wednesday to assess the condition of the Shell drilling rig Kulluk, which sits grounded on Sitkalidak Island, off Kodiak.
Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2013 (18:34 PST)
Ry Rivard, Charleston Daily Mail, December 12, 2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- No alarms went off in Columbia Gas Transmission's Charleston control room Tuesday afternoon, even as a massive explosion rocked one of the company's natural gas pipelines 15 miles away, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
Travis Crum & Lori Kersey, WV Gazette, 11 Dec 2012
SISSONVILLE, W.Va. -- A gas line exploded in Sissonville on Tuesday afternoon, leading to a massive blaze that destroyed houses, sent flames shooting nearly 100 feet into the air on both sides of Interstate 77 and melted asphalt and guardrails on the highway.No one was killed in the explosion and fire. Several people were treated for smoke inhalation, either at the scene or at local hospitals. But everyone was accounted for, and no one was seriously injured in the blast, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at an afternoon briefing.
By Joshua Melvin, Marin Independent Journal, July 31 2012
REDWOOD CITY -- Pacific Gas & Electric knew its gas line records were inaccurate and knew those errors could mean death or injury to the people who lived near its pipes yet chose not to fix the problem, according to testimony from a senior company engineer.
DOT Prohibits Enbridge Energy from Reopening Pipeline 14 in Adams County, Wisconsin After July 27 Spill
Press Release, US Dept of Transportation, July 31 2012
Corrective Action Order Requires Enbridge to Submit Restart Plan for PHMSA Approval
Reuters, Chicago Tribune, July 31, 2012
Enbridge Inc could get approval from U.S. regulators to restart the Line 14 crude oil pipeline by Wednesday evening after a spill in Wisconsin forced its closure, a local official said.
News Release, PHMSA, July 2 2012
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today proposed a record $3.7 million civil penalty and 24 actions against Enbridge Energy for the July 25, 2010, crude oil spill near Marshall, Mich.
Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2012
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has accidentally over-pressurized pipelines on its gas system more than 120 times since the San Bruno explosion - a rate that the company's top gas official says is unacceptable and that experts fear could increase the risk of a similar disaster.