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Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear

Published: 
Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day)

Before the sun rose Thursday, Kirk Atwater’s wakeup call was a noxious breeze that filled his bedroom with fumes.

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10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

Published: 
Thu, 05/15/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.

A geyser of crude spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m. and was knee-high in some parts of an industrial area north of Atwater Village before the oil line was remotely shut off, said Fire Capt. Jaime Moore.

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Fight Over Energy Finds a New Front in a Corner of Idaho

Published: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:46am
Category: 
Energy

In this remote corner of the Northwest, most people think of gas as something coming from a pump, not a well. But when it comes to energy, remote isn’t what it used to be.

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Crude, Dirty and Dangerous

Published: 
Tue, 08/21/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

EVERY day more than one million barrels of oil flow to refineries in the United States from western Canada’s oil sands region. Producers hope to quadruple that amount in the next decade, arguing that oil from a friendly neighbor will deliver an extra degree of national security.