| May 15, 2014
| 9:44 PM
A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said.
The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said.
Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River.
In a letter...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says.
A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
TAVARES — "Blue Rhino" became part of the lexicon locally a year ago tonight when an explosion at the propane-tank plant shattered a quiet night.
A sensational fireball lit up the sky after the accident, which occurred just before 11 p.m., and...
| Jul 29, 2014
The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water.
At least three of the oil tankers were...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said.
U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy.
[Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others.