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Sumas First Nation chief says spill at B.C. Trans Mountain facility 4th ‘in the last 15 years’

An estimated 150-190 cubic metres (150,000 to 190,000 litres) of sweet crude oil spilled from its Sumas Pump station early Saturday and the pipeline was shut down.
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Why crude oil trains keep derailing and exploding in Canada — even after the Lac-Mégantic disaster

The former top investigator of Canadian train crashes says Ottawa needs to "drop the hammer" on the rail industry in the wake of seven oil train derailments since 2015.
www.politico.com
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Oil prices go negative — and Washington is paralyzed over what to do

Reports that the Trump administration was considering paying oil companies not to pump oil have not comforted oil executives.
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Ten years after Deepwater Horizon, worries remain

Efforts to clean up the lingering effects of the oil spill are well underway, but secrecy and deregulation have returned to the Gulf, raising the specter of a repeat.

www.theatlantic.com
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A BP oil-spill settlement gone wrong

A well-known attorney helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?
www.post-gazette.com
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Chaos, scrambling in the U.S. oil patch as prices plummet

The global economic crisis caused by coronavirus has devastated the oil industry in the U.S., which pumps more crude than any other country.

www.nytimes.com
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A gusher of oil and fewer places to put it

A chaotic mismatch between the supply and demand for oil is saturating the world’s ability to store it all.
www.ozy.com
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Butterfly effect: Russia's coming after America's shale

Russia and Saudi Arabia might appear to be the main protagonists of the oil price war that has bloodied markets this week. In reality, the battleground is America.
www.nytimes.com
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How a pipeline is dividing Minnesota's Democrats ahead of Super Tuesday

Minnesota Democrats have long relied on support from rural union towns. But debate over an oil pipeline has divided the party.
newrepublic.com
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Obama’s climate legacy and the lie of “energy independence”

The crude export ban was repealed in 2015, with White House support—and disastrous effects for global warming.
www.cbc.ca
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Ignited Sask. crude oil train was using new puncture-resistant tank cars endorsed by feds

"The cars were TC-117J cars, which meet all Transport Canada standards," a CP Rail spokesperson has confirmed.
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