Officials say an oil line under a West Michigan roadway leaked about 40 gallons of oil, temporarily closing a rural intersection while cleanup took place.
Oil prices hit a new nine-month high Thursday as gas pump prices climbed closer to $4 a gallon across much of the country.
Gasoline prices continued their pogo stick ride in Michigan through the month of January.
We’re getting into the peak of the summer driving season and with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, there is bound to be some sort of disruption in the gasoline supply chain.
In November 2007, a deliveryman mistakenly pumped about 400 gallons of heating oil into a pipe that was no longer attached to a tank in a Detroit basement. Oil leaked into the soil, and the house had to be demolished.
The likelihood of East Coast refineries closing ahead of Hurricane Irene is already pushing up gasoline prices.
There are no long-term health effects of submerged oil from last year’s spill in southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, a new study from the state says.
About once a decade, there’s a big fight to force car companies to do more to reduce our dependence on oil. But what about all the other industries that use oil?
Oil that has settled at the bottom of the Kalamazoo River is the largest cleanup challenge remaining from a southern Michigan spill of more than 800,000 gallons that occurred nearly a year ago.
Just in time for July 4th, gas prices are up around 20 cents a gallon in metro Detroit.