RT ECP: Oil & Gas

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 […]

October 7, 2021

Montana Federal District Court Finds for Insurer in Pollution Coverage Dispute

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, October 5, 2021 By: Melanie A. McDonald, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. Applying Louisiana law, a recent federal court decision exemplifies why policyholders should thoroughly read claims-made policies to understand when notice is due to insurers and truthfully complete policy applications. In Admiral Insurance Company v. Dual Trucking, Inc.,1 the Court determined the insurer, […]

June 8, 2021

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

Source: SiriusPoint Environmental A lending institution wanted to offer a loan to refinance a 45-story multi-family 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 […]

January 11, 2021

First Circuit Rules Excess Insurer Must Provide Coverage for Fuel Spill

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, January 7, 2021 By: Syed S. Ahmad and Adriana Perez, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP The First Circuit recently held that a “Special Hazard and Fluids Limitation Endorsement” was ambiguous and therefore there was excess coverage for a fuel spill that occurred after a tanker-truck overturned. In Performance Trans. Inc. v. General Star Indem. Co., […]

May 29, 2019

Federal judge sends Plaquemines oil and gas damage suit back to state court

Source: https://www.nola.com, May 28, 2019 By: Mark Schleifstein A lawsuit charging six oil and gas firms with damaging wetlands and land within the Potash Oil & Gas Field in Plaquemines Parish in violation of Louisiana’s coastal zone management laws should be heard in state 25th Judicial District Court in Plaquemines, a federal judge ruled Tuesday (May 28). […]

April 16, 2018

New York Court Affirms Gas Company on the Hook for Environmental Cleanup Costs

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com. April 16, 2018 By: Elizabeth Blosfield The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that KeySpan Gas East Corporation is responsible for costs to clean up environmental contamination caused by manufactured gas plants owned by its predecessor during years when there was no pollution property damage liability insurance coverage available in the market. […]

March 29, 2018

New York Court Affirms Gas Company on the Hook for Environmental Cleanup Costs

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com, March 29, 2018 By: Elizabeth Blosfield The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that KeySpan Gas East Corporation is responsible for costs to clean up environmental contamination caused by manufactured gas plants owned by its predecessor during years when there was no pollution property damage liability insurance coverage available in the market. […]

January 5, 2018

Mariner East 2 construction has resulted in dozens of spills, documents show

Source: https://stateimpact.npr.org, July 19, 2017 By: Susan Phillips Construction of Sunoco Pipeline’s $3 billion 350-mile long Mariner East 2 pipeline resulted in at least 61 drilling mud spills from April 25 through June 17, 2017, according to newly released documents. The spills have occurred in ten of the 12 counties along the route and range […]

January 5, 2018

Sunoco Working To Contain Spill Linked To Pipeline

Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com, July 18, 2017 By: Ian Bush A week after Sunoco agreed to address concerns that its pipeline construction was tainting well water in one Chester County community, two new problems have cropped up — this time, in part of Media, Delaware County. Its plastic barrier and hay bales, are no match for the deluge along […]

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