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Ex-Halliburton Manager Charged in Gulf Spill Probe

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Halliburton employee has been charged with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Exxon Facing $1.7 Million in Penalties Because of 2011 Oil Spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Representatives of Exxon Mobil Corp. were scheduled to appear at a Wednesday hearing before federal regulators to protest $1.7 million in penalties for a Montana oil spill.

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Feds Say Delay Worsened Oil Spill

 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been.

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EPA Passing Lead On Exxon Spill Cleanup To Montana

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to relinquish oversight of Exxon Mobil's 1,000-barrel oil spill into the Yellowstone River, leaving the state to coordinate the remainder of the cleanup

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Cut Bank Oil Spill Cleanup Finished After 6 Weeks

The cleanup of an estimated 840-gallon oil spill in northwestern Montana is finished after six weeks. The contractor, Indian Country Environmental Associates, completed the work on Sunday. Owner Gabe Renville says that his crew collected 20 55-gallon barrels of oil and water. The spill happened June 12 on an oil field on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation operated by Salt Lake City-based FX Energy.

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Exxon Mobil estimates Montana Oil Spill Will Cost $42M

Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. has told federal regulators that its oil pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost an estimated $42.6 million. That figure was included in documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press as a result of a public information request submitted to federal pipeline regulators

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Ruptured Montana Oil Pipeline Had Earlier Problem

A federal pipeline safety official says inspectors found an "anomaly" in an oil pipeline a month before it ruptured in a Montana river, but the problem was not significant enough to force a shut down.

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New Oil Spill Reported In Northwestern Montana

An oil company says 420 to 630 gallons of crude leaked from a flow line at its field in northwestern Montana for up two weeks before the spill was discovered.

The leak at the FX Energy Inc. oil field east of Cut Bank is the second significant oil spill in Montana this month. The amount, 10 to 15 barrels, appears to be much less than the estimated 1,000 barrels that emptied into the Yellowstone River when an Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline broke.

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A Call For Full Discloser

Environmental groups are calling for full disclosure from Exxon to determine whether tar sands corrosion played a role in the Yellowstone oil spill. Dirty fuels campaigner at Friends of the Earth, Alex Moore says tar sands oil can corrode pipelines more quickly.

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Yellowstone Oil Spill Cause Could Take Months To Determine

A federal safety official says it will probably be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River.

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