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Oil Spills into Black Sea after Russian Pipeline Rupture

Oil Spills into Black Sea after Russian Pipeline Rupture

A leakage in Tikhoretsk-Tuapse oil pipeline near Tuapse oil port in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, has caused a major spill in the Black Sea on December 23. According to ChernomorTransneft, a subsidiary of Russia's main oil transport company Transneft, "The wall of the pipeline broke due to... a landslide." They said the leakage, which was caused in [...]

600,000 Gallons Oil Leaked in Eilat, Israel

600,000 Gallons Oil Leaked in Eilat, Israel

In what is being termed as Israel’s worst environmental disaster, around 600,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline in Beer Ora, Eilat, on December 4. The southern chief of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guy Samet said that the pipeline leaked during an upgradation due to "the systematic failure" of onsite construction [...]

Shell Pipeline Leak Spills 38,000 Barrels Oil Into Niger Delta

Shell Pipeline Leak Spills 38,000 Barrels Oil Into Niger Delta

A Shell crude oil pipeline leaked on Bonny Island, Nigeria, on November 27, resulting in around 38, 000 barrels spilling into waters. The oil giant earlier suspected the leakage in their Bonny Light crude 28 inch pipeline and shut it down on November 22 however, it was later discovered was the leak was actually on a 24 inch pipe which was shut [...]

Natural Gas Pipeline Shot in Western Alberta

Natural Gas Pipeline Shot in Western Alberta

A naturally gas pipeline leaked huge amount of gas near Hinton in western Alberta after it got shot by some unknown shooter, this weekend. The leakage in the Talisman Energy pipeline was later stopped by safety devices, however, the local residents said large quantity of gas had already leaked by then. According to Const. Steve Lundberg, [...]

Gas Pipeline Leakage Ignites Fire in Tongzhou, China

Gas Pipeline Leakage Ignites Fire in Tongzhou, China

A gas pipeline leakage sparked fire in Tongzhou, a suburb of Beijing, China, on November 19. The leak was detected some 30 meters from a bus station, near a construction site. Several cars were damaged due to fire, however, no injuries were reported. The gas supply to the pipeline was later halted by the gas company.

Arvin Residents File 416 Claims due to Gas Leakage

Arvin Residents File 416 Claims due to Gas Leakage

On behalf of the residents of Arvin city in California, a Beverly Hills based law firm has filed 416 claims, worth more than $10 million, against the city and the Kern County. The claims have been filed on behalf of the residents who were affected by the gas leak in the Bakersfield’s Petro Capital Resources pipeline, in March this year. [...]

Water Pipeline Leak Affects Water Supply in Aurangabad

Water Pipeline Leak Affects Water Supply in Aurangabad

The express pipeline, supplying water to Cidco area, leaked at three places in the outskirts of Aurangabad city in India, on August 8. The leaks were detected near Water and Land Management Institute on Paithan Road. According to the Executive Engineer and in charge of water supply in the Aurangabad Municipal Committee, Hemant Kolhe, the [...]

Atleast 25 Dead, 270 Injured as Gas Leak Triggered Multiple Explosions in Taiwan

Atleast 25 Dead, 270 Injured as Gas Leak Triggered Multiple Explosions in Taiwan

Multiple explosions in Kaohsiung city of south-western Taiwan, killed atleast 25 people while injuring more than 270 others, late on July 31. According to the local fire agency, the explosions occurred due to gas leak in city’s sewerage system. The series of explosions, which started around 9 p.m., occurred on various streets, making the [...]

What is in Fracking water? Find the Toxic Answer

What is in Fracking water? Find the Toxic Answer

Fracking is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. It takes 1-8 million gallons of water to complete each fracking run. The process results in a lot of waste water that is full of toxins, documented and undocumented. Chemicals are added, and the waste [...]

Saltwater Pipeline Leak at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

Saltwater Pipeline Leak at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

A million gallons of saltwater for drilling has leaked at a North Dakota Indian reservation into the lake that provides the reservation's drinking water. The leak has been isolated. Tribal officials are not happy. Tex Hall of Three Affiliated Tribes said, "An underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked about 24,000 barrels, or just over 1 [...]

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