Spilling

Keystone’s Lower 48 Oil Spills Caused by Construction, Manufacturing Errors, GAO Says

Keystone’s Lower 48 Oil Spills Caused by Construction, Manufacturing Errors, GAO Says

Undetected errors during construction and manufacturing led to the two largest spills in the history of TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone crude oil pipeline system in 2017 and 2019, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The 2,687-mile system has transported more than 3 billion bbl of oilsands crude from Canada to Gulf…

August 27, 2021

XTO Fined in Pennsylvania Clean Water Act Settlement

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. will pay a $100,000 penalty and spend an estimated $20 million on a plan to improve wastewater management practices following a settlement with federal authorities to resolve an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act related to the discharge of hydraulic fracturing wastewater at a Lycoming County, PA, facility.

July 22, 2013

San Bruno Seeks ‘Global Settlement’ With PG&E

After confidential negotiations broke down this week, spilling into the public arena Wednesday, the City of San Bruno, CA, has asked state regulators to help them reach a “global settlement” with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) over a deadly pipeline explosion in September 2010.

February 17, 2012

Black Hills Sees Growth in E&P, Utilities

Despite spilling more red ink last year in its exploration and production (E&P) business, Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. expects growth in that part of its business, which now places more emphasis on the regulated utility sector in several states, according to CEO David Emery.

February 7, 2012

S&P Again Reaffirms Ratings on CA Muni Gas Pre-pay Deals

With roiling financial markets spilling over to public-sector bond market players, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) again Wednesday issued negative outlooks for some of the counterparties while affirming the ratings on $1.4 billion in bonds by two California municipal utility pre-paid natural gas deals. The ratings firm first commented last week (see Daily GPI, Feb. 6).

February 15, 2008

Products Line Failure Spotlights Pipeline Safety

The fallout from a June products pipeline explosion in thePacific Northwest is spilling over into the realm of natural gas,with renewed calls for greater regulation, inspection and morelocal control of pipelines.

September 13, 1999

Products Line Failure Spotlights Pipeline Safety

The fallout from a June products pipeline explosion in thePacific Northwest is spilling over into the realm of natural gas,with renewed calls for greater regulation, inspection and morelocal control of pipelines.

September 13, 1999