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Leaking pipe spills crude oil at Torrance Refinery

Published: 
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:29pm

Nearly 1,900 gallons of crude oil leaked from a ruptured pipe over the weekend at the Torrance Refinery, though none of it left the site, fire department officials said Monday, Oct. 8.

The leak of 44 barrels of oil was discovered about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Treskes, who was also the platoon commander on the incident. The oil seeped through a one-inch crack in an eight-inch diameter pipe, Treskes said. It’s unknown how long it took for the leak to be discovered, but a temporary clamp was attached to the pipe to stop it.

“It was leaking into a concrete containment area so it didn’t leave the site,” Treskes said. “We were able to get a vacuum truck to vacuum up the material and dispose of it.”

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Gas prices in Southern California are rising toward $4 a gallon

Published: 
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 8:37pm

Gasoline prices are climbing toward $4 a gallon in Southern California, boosted in large part by a rise in worldwide crude oil prices.

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Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear

Published: 
Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day)

Before the sun rose Thursday, Kirk Atwater’s wakeup call was a noxious breeze that filled his bedroom with fumes.

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10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

Published: 
Thu, 05/15/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.

A geyser of crude spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m. and was knee-high in some parts of an industrial area north of Atwater Village before the oil line was remotely shut off, said Fire Capt. Jaime Moore.

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Fight Over Energy Finds a New Front in a Corner of Idaho

Published: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:46am
Category: 
Energy

In this remote corner of the Northwest, most people think of gas as something coming from a pump, not a well. But when it comes to energy, remote isn’t what it used to be.