Keystone Pipeline closed after 210k gallon leak

The Keystone Pipeline in the US has been closed after a 210,000-gallon oil leak. Pipeline operator TransCanada said the incident occurred in a sparsely populated area of Marshall County, South Dakota. It was then shut off between Canada’s Alberta and Oklahoma and Illinois in the US. The southern leg of the system, stretching to the […]

China oil leak affects tap water for millions

Drinking water supplies for more than 2 million people were apparently affected by an oil leak in China. The state news outlet reported crude oil leaked from a pipeline, contaminating the water source for a water plant supplying the city of Lanzhou in northwest China. An environment official said on Saturday this left hazardous levels […]

China uncovers "20,000 potential risks" in oil and gas sector

Nearly 20,000 disaster risks were uncovered in China’s oil and gas sector during a safety investigation, reports claim. The probe was launched following a pipeline explosion in the East Asian nation in November last year which killed 62 people and is said to have cost 750 million yuan (£75.2m). Reports claim it found that “pipeline […]

Major North Sea pipeline shut down enters fourth day

A major North Sea pipeline remains shut down for the fourth day after an oil leak was found in one of the platforms. The leak on the Cormorant Alpha (pictured) led to the evacuation of 71 workers on Saturday as the Brent pipeline closed down. Abu Dhabi based owner and operator TAQA said the oil […]

Pipeline re-opens after North Sea leak resolved

A large pipeline in the North Sea which was forced to close this week after an oil platform it runs through sprang a leak has now reopened. The contained leak was discovered on Monday and originally forced neighbouring 27 fields to halt production. The Abu Dhabi owner of the Cormorant Alpha platform (pictured) has announced […]

DECC representative: Shell oil leak "under control"

The oil leak at Shell’s Gannet Alpha rig in the North Sea is “under control”, claims the Energy Secretary’s representative. Hugh Shaw, the Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention said that measures taken by Shell to stem the flow were well under way. Speaking in Aberdeen yesterday, where a team to monitor Shell’s response has […]