RT ECP: Oil & Gas

January 3, 2024

DEP: Shale gas operator found responsible for water supply contamination

Source: https://www.northcentralpa.com/, January 3, 2024  Following an investigation of chemical contamination that has reportedly spread across three townships in Greene County, Pa., the PA Department of Environmental Protection has determined a shale gas operator is responsible. According to a report in the PA Environment Digest, the DEP posted an inspection report for the Mohr A and […]

November 9, 2023

Chevron agrees to pay county $1.25M for cleanup of Talbert Channel oil leak

Source: https://www.latimes.com/, November 8, 2023 By: Sara Cardine Chevron will pay Orange County $1.25 million for removing gallons of oil that leaked from a ruptured pipeline into the Talbert Channel in Huntington Beach last year, according to a settlement agreement reached Tuesday. A contractor crew working for the county’s Department of Public Works was enhancing […]

October 20, 2023

Long Road Ahead Following Downtown Gas Leak

Source: https://whitmanwire.com/, October 19, 2023 By: Natalie Comerford and Coden Stark The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center evacuated on Sept. 14 due to a mysterious chemical odor in their basement, and remained closed for almost a month. Since then, the City of Walla Walla, the Washington Department of Ecology and a privately contracted company, Clean Harbors Environmental […]

October 10, 2023

Repeat offender spills oil in Grand Staircase-Escalante

“Source: https://www.sltrib.com/, October 10, 2023 By: Anastasia Hufham A hiker traveling last month in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument expected scenic red-rock views but instead found pools of crude oil. Mechanical and electrical failures at a facility in Dixie National Forest owned by Citation Oil & Gas Corp. resulted in the release of 163 barrels of […]

August 15, 2023

Natural Resource Damage – Bulk Storage

Source: Distinguished Programs A waste-oil tank at a bulk storage facility was overfilled during a routine transfer spilling waste oil into the secondary containment system. A valve in the  secondary containment system was left open during a recent clean-out, and the waste oil was released into the neighboring river. The spill impacted a marina,  river, […]

August 14, 2023

Underground Storage Tanks/Insurance Coverage: Federal Court Addresses Timing Issue

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/, August 14, 2023 The United States District Court (M.D. Florida) (“Court”) addressed in a June 23rd Order an insurance coverage issue involving a petroleum release from an underground storage tank (“UST”). See L. Squared Industries, Inc. v. Nautilus Insurance Company, No. 3:21-CV-1104-BJD-PDB, 2023 WL 4227568, at *2 (M.D. Fla. June 23, 2023). The issue considered […]

August 7, 2023

Heating Oil Underground Storage Tanks (USTS) in the Basement of a Multi-Family Residential Tower

Source: Distinguished Programs A lending institution wanted to offer a loan to refinance a 45-story multifamily residential tower in New York. The boilers in the basement had historically been fueled by heating oil that was stored on-site in several large USTs buried beneath the basement floor. The USTs were no longer in use and had  […]

June 21, 2023

Maryland files lawsuit against 2 companies over oil spill that happened in 2021

Source: https://www.dcnewsnow.com/, June 20, 2023 By: Mikayla Newton An oil spill was reported on Dec. 7, 2021 in Frederick County, Md. Maryland is now suing the two companies responsible for more than 7,000 gallons of oil that was spilled. The Maryland Department of the Environment and the State’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit […]

May 17, 2022

Aging gasoline storage tanks in WA pose environmental hazard, but many owners can’t afford cleanup

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/, May 16, 2022 By: David Kroman For 49 years, Jeff Margolis and his late wife, Amy, ran Everybody’s Store, a gas station and sandwich stop in this community east of Bellingham. They never made much money on the shop, tucked into the Nooksack Valley below Mount Baker, but tended the front counter out […]

May 10, 2022

Fuel company agrees to pay fine, clean up after spill at school

Source: https://www.rutlandherald.com/, May 9, 2022 A Middlebury fuel company has been fined for not reporting a spill at the Benson Village School. The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday that Champlain Valley Plumbing and Heating Inc., doing business as Champlain Valley Fuels, agreed to pay a $9,000 fine for releasing between 10 and 30 […]

May 5, 2022

State, feds sue North Dakota pipeline operator after 2016 spill leaked 600,000 gallons of oil

Source: https://billingsgazette.com/, May 4, 2022 By: Amy R. Sisk The state of North Dakota and the federal government are suing a pipeline operator over a 600,000-gallon oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The federal lawsuit filed against Belle Fourche Pipeline this week also names Bridger Pipeline as a […]

April 29, 2022

Jury rules for gas company in dispute with Chubb unit

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, April 27, 2022 By: Judy Greenwald A jury in state court in New York Tuesday ruled in favor of Brooklyn Union Gas Co. in two-decades-old environmental remediation litigation against a Chubb Ltd. unit. The final amount to be awarded the utility as a result of the verdict in Century Indemnity Co. v. Brooklyn Union […]


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