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Tests Warned Of Cement Troubles Before BP Blowout

Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used […]

10/28/2010

Oil Pipeline Restart Plan Approved

Federal regulators said Wednesday they have approved a plan to allow a pipeline that leaked at least 820,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan this summer to gradually restart.

09/23/2010

Feds Seek Tougher Pipeline Oversight

The Obama administration wants Congress to tighten oversight of the nation’s pipelines and more than double penalties for some safety violations in response to a deadly gas explosion in California and a major oil spill […]

09/15/2010

Crash Snarls Traffic On EB 696 in Warren

A crash involving a semi truck snarled the morning commute along eastbound 696 near Hoover in Warren.

09/14/2010

Relief From Gas Price Spike Won’t Come Quickly

If you head to the pump today – don’t be surprised to see much higher prices. The spike, affecting Midwestern states, was caused by last Thursday’s pipeline break in suburban Chicago, and it may be […]

09/13/2010

Gas Prices Spike This Weekend

A sharp increase in gas prices at the pump this weekend is due to an oil spill that’s affecting much of the midwest.

09/11/2010

No Cost Estimate Yet For Michigan Oil Spill

The Canadian company whose pipeline spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a southern Michigan waterway has nearly 1,000 workers on cleanup duty. It hired about 80 companies, from wildlife rescuers to environmental […]

08/13/2010

Lengthwise Rip In Ruptured Oil Pipeline

A ruptured section of pipeline that spewed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a southern Michigan river had a lengthwise rip that likely was less than five feet long, a company official said […]

08/07/2010

Broken Pipeline To Be Inspected

A ruptured section of pipeline that spewed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a southern Michigan river will be ready for inspection as early as today. But company officials say they don’t know […]

08/06/2010

Did Enbridge Violate Oil Spill Regulations?

A member of Congress said Wednesday that Enbridge Inc. violated federal regulations by dragging its feet on reporting a pipeline rupture that poured hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a southern Michigan waterway, […]

08/05/2010

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