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Pakistan Fuel Tanker Explosion

Pakistan Fuel Tanker Explosion

More than 100 people died after an oil tanker carrying 6,600 gallons of fuel from Karachi to Lahore exploded. After the tanker wrecked, hundreds of locals converged to gather fuel on the road, before it ignited. Victims outnumber hospital beds and an emergency has been declared. More than a hundred were injured, and a hundred and forty are dead. [...]

South Louisiana Pipeline Spills 5,300 Gallons of Crude Oil

South Louisiana Pipeline Spills 5,300 Gallons of Crude Oil

A pipeline near Bay Long in south Louisiana has been secured after around 5,300 gallons of crude oil leaked from it. It is believed that the Harvest Pipeline Company’s pipeline leaked after it was hit by an excavation vessel. ECM Maritime Services has been hired for cleanup while the Coast Guard and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and [...]

Royal Dutch Oil Spill

Royal Dutch Oil Spill

oil slick on the water The Royal Dutch Shell 2,100-barrel oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico near Shell’s Glider Field is visible from the Louisiana coast. Royal Dutch Shell shut down its Brutus platform. The coastguard said 88,200 gallons was released from the pipeline. The oil sheen probably came from a release of oil from subsea [...]

Pipeline: 3,000 barrels of oil Leaked in Amazon

Pipeline: 3,000 barrels of oil Leaked in Amazon

A landslide in Peru ruptured the main Petroperu pipeline, and now the jungle is a sludgy mess, and oil is polluting the Chiriaco and Morona rivers. Petroperu said there are two breaks in the pipeline. Before the rupture, the oil pipeline daily delivered 5,000 to 6,000 barrels. Petroperu’s first containment effort was ruined by heavy rain which [...]

Produced Water Pipeline Ruptured Near Mandaree

Produced Water Pipeline Ruptured Near Mandaree

A produced water pipeline ruptured near Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota. Tribal authorities said on May 8 that around 220,000 gallons of produced water had been leaked in a field. However, it is believed that the brine did not cause any direct harm to major water bodies.

Fifteen Injured in California Gas Pipeline Explosion

Fifteen Injured in California Gas Pipeline Explosion

Ruptured Natural Gas Transmission Line in Fresno California While crews were reinforcing a berm behind the targets at the Fresno County Peace Officers' Range, a pipe was ruptured, Friday April 17, 2014. The twelve inch Pacific Gas & Electric pipe struck by a backhoe erupted in a fireball, injuring the construction crew who damaged it, and [...]

Several Injured in Fresno Pipeline Explosion

Several Injured in Fresno Pipeline Explosion

A natural gas transmission line rupture sparked an explosion near state Highway 99 in Fresno, California, on April 17. The12-inch pipeline, operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Corp, was ruptured after it was accidentally hit by a backhoe. The leak caused a loud explosion and fire. Around 15 people were injured in the incident, including [...]

Nearly 4,000 Gallons Recovered after Alaska Pipeline Leak

Nearly 4,000 Gallons Recovered after Alaska Pipeline Leak

A leak was discovered in an onshore pipeline at a North Slope production site, owned by Hilcorp, in Alaska, on the morning of February 28. Authorities said the leak was detected in a 10-inch production pipeline, located at Tract 14 in Milne Point. Following the discovery, the wells at the tract were closed. However, cleanup operation was [...]

Pipeline Company Didn’t Turn on Remote Sensors Before ND Gas Leak

Pipeline Company Didn’t Turn on Remote Sensors Before ND Gas Leak

Authorities said the pipeline near Williston, North Dakota, that leaked and spilled around nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater, could have been remotely monitored if the system was turned on. According to the director of the Department of Mineral Resources, Lynn Helms, instead of relying on the advanced remote monitoring system, Meadowlark [...]

Exxon Refinery Afire in LA

Exxon Refinery Afire in LA

Exxon refinery about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles processes an average of 155,000 barrels of crude oil per day, but today operations were interrupted by an explosion and smokestack fire. The facility normally makes a specially formulated low-emissions gas for local use. Three minor injuries did not result in hospitalization, and the [...]

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