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2009-03-31 19:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a civil complaint against BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. (BPXA) alleging that the company violated federal clean air and water laws, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today. According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, BPXA illegally discharged more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil from its pipelines...

2009-03-31 20:12:06

The federal government said Tuesday it is suing BP Exploration Inc. for two major oil spills that occurred in Alaska in 2006. The U.S. Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation departments allege the subsidiary of BP America violated federal clean air and water laws by illegally discharging more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil from its pipelines onto the North Slope of Alaska in two separate spills in the spring and summer of 2006. The complaint, filed in U.S. District...

2009-02-18 15:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) (the "Partnership") today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P., recently entered into a long-term agreement with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation to provide over 2 million shell barrels of storage capacity at its Nederland, Texas crude oil terminal. "This agreement continues our longstanding business relationship with ExxonMobil," said Deborah M....

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2009-01-14 07:50:00

According to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corroded pipeline ruptured on Christmas Day in the ConocoPhillips' Kuparuk Alaskan oil field dumping 94,920 gallons of oil-laced water onto the North Slope. The spill had little effect on production and was nearly cleaned up by Tuesday, said DEC officials. According to Ed Meggert, on-scene spill response coordinator for the DEC, one well had to be shut in after the spill was discovered. "It remains shut in, and the...

2008-10-27 12:00:25

A spokesman for the BP energy company says a recent pipeline rupture at an oil field in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, may have been due to corrosion. BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said no one was injured in the Sept. 29 incident at the oil field, but the site was forced to shut down two well pads in reaction to the natural gas leak, the Anchorage Daily News said Sunday. Those two pads, which produced nearly 5,000 gallons of oil daily, have yet to brought back into service since the emergency...

2008-08-24 00:00:31

By Marshall Brain Oil pipelines are frequently in the news these days because they can have a big effect on oil prices. For example, if a war or terrorist activity threatens to shut down an important pipeline, oil prices can rise. Oil pipelines also make the news when they leak. One of the best-known pipelines in the United States is the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. It stretches north-to-south for 800 miles across the state of Alaska. The oil comes out of the ground at the North Slope...

2008-08-19 03:00:37

By Strothman, Jim Declaring a natural gas pipeline project proposed by TransCanada Alaska Co. and Foothills Pipelines Ltd. should be the choice because it "puts Alaskans first," Alaska's governor and other state executives have signaled their strong preference for that plan rather than an alternative gas pipeline proposed by BP and ConocoPhillips. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin, and Department of Revenue Commissioner Patrick Calvin said...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

Bald Eagle Energy Inc. (OTCBB:BEEI) (hereafter "Bald Eagle"). Effective July 21, 2008, Bald Eagle Energy began trading on the NASDAQ OTC BB exchange under the symbol 'BEEI'. Upon establishing itself with a new land position on Alaska's North Slope, the Company changed its name from Columbus Ventures Inc. to better reflect its new direction and business venture. Bald Eagle holds a 100% Working Interest (WI) in six separate leases on Alaska's North Slope. Acquired through a Purchase...

2008-08-03 15:00:21

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--Things are still going gangbusters in Alaska's North Slope oil patch and oil service contractors engaged in oil field maintenance and support work are busier than ever. Bed space is still extremely tight, as are seats on airplanes ferrying workers to and from the Slope. About 14,400 people were at work on oil and gas projects in May, the latest period for which statistics were available from the state Department of Labor and...

2008-07-12 09:00:48

By John McCamey Sweet Everybody is unhappy about the price of gasoline, diesel and home heating oil because the price of a barrel of crude oil has escalated to record levels since last October. The situation might be mitigated if the nation could find more Prudhoe Bay-sized oil fields. There is the potential to do this in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the unexplored outer continental shelves. The groundwork has been laid, but the lack of permission to lease in the prospective...


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