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.
Martin Fackler, New York Times, March 10 2012
TOKYO — A year after a huge earthquake and tsunami caused nearly catastrophic meltdowns at a nuclear plant, Japan is still grappling with a crucial question: was the accident simply the result of an unforeseeable natural disaster or something that could have been prevented?
Jeffrey Jones, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2012
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc shut down a key segment of the main Canada-to-United States oil pipeline for an undetermined period on Saturday after a deadly vehicle accident caused a fire at an Illinois pumping station.
By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, February 1, 2012
VANCOUVER — An Alaskan oil supertanker that regularly travels off the British Columbia coast developed a crack in its outer hull and is undergoing repairs while a U.S. Coast Guard investigation continues.
By Yinka Ibukun, The Associated Press, Canadian Business, January 16, 2012
LAGOS, Nigeria - An offshore rig exploring possible deep-water oil and gas fields off Nigeria's coast for Chevron Corp. caught fire Monday, and the oil company said officials were still trying to account for all those working there.
By Matt Dykstra, Edmonton Sun, October 11, 2011
Fairview RCMP are looking for some mischief-makers who mucked about with some oil pipeline valves last week, spilling 30,000 litres of oil and water.
Reuters, May 10, 2011
TransCanada Corp TRP.TO said it expects to restart its Keystone oil line this weekend following a spill, the latest in a series of pipeline incidents that have raised questions about the industry's safety.
Here is a list of ruptures over the past year on pipelines that carry Canadian crude.
By Hanneke Brooymans, Edmonton Journal, May 4, 2011
EDMONTON — About 100 people are cleaning up 4.5 million litres of oil, the biggest crude oil pipeline spill in Alberta since 1975.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, May. 01, 2011
Deadly sour gas has killed the second worker in three years near the small Alberta community of Fox Creek.
RCMP were called Saturday evening after the gas, which contains hydrogen sulfide, leaked while three people were doing maintenance on a natural gas line. Two of the workers were exposed; a third was farther away.
By Cassandra Kyle, Postmedia News, January 20, 2011
SASKATOON — A ship whose cargo of uranium concentrate spilled during bad weather at sea last month will likely be moved to the Port of Vancouver for cleanup, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says.
By CASEY GROVE, Alaska Daily News, January 8th, 2011
The 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline remained shut down late Saturday after crews discovered a leak at Pump Station 1 on the North Slope earlier in the morning.
Postmedia News, Calgary Herald, January 2, 2011
CALGARY — A fire was sparked after an explosion this weekend at a gas pipeline in the area of Swan Hills, Alta., about 220 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, an oil and gas company has reported.
Anchorage Daily News, December 7th, 2010
A cargo ship disabled in the Bering Sea has reached Alaska's Dutch Harbor.