Exxon Mobil Halts Drilling After Spill Crippled PipelineThe oil company temporarily ceased operations last week after Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard Keil said.
Photographs Of Ruptured Oil Pipeline Show Visible Corrosion, Expert SaysPhotos of the pipeline that spilled oil on the Santa Barbara coast show extensive corrosion and provide clues about the cause of the rupture, experts said.
Cost Of Cleaning Up Oil Spill In Santa Barbara County Reaches $62MThe cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday.
Pipeline Firm Told California Oil Spill 'Extremely Unlikely'Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.
Tests Of Ruptured Oil Pipe Failed To Detect Major CorrosionTwo weeks before an oil pipeline rupture spilled over 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, a test was run that would reveal serious wear in that stretch of corroded pipe.
Fisherman Sues Pipeline Owner Over Santa Barbara Oil SpillA commercial fisherman sued the owner of the oil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, alleging the environmental disaster would cause decades of harm to the shore and hurt many businesses.
Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean UpAuthorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast DowngradedPlains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.