NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – University researchers said
on Thursday they recently found alarming levels of
cancer-causing toxins in an area of the Gulf of Mexico affected
by BP’s (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) oil spill, raising the specter of long-lasting
Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found sharply
heightened levels of chemicals including carcinogens in the
waters off the coast of Louisiana in August, the last sampling
date, even after BP successfully capped its runaway Gulf well
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil rose to a seven-week high above $79 a barrel on Thursday after lower-than-expected U.S. jobless claims and revised second-quarter economic growth data stoked optimism for higher fuel demand in the world’s top oil consumer.
As September draws to a close, U.S. oil futures were on track for their biggest monthly gain since May of 2009, and a rally of around 4 percent in the third quarter.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. oil refiners are shipping fuels to foreign markets to restore profits battered by sputtering domestic demand, signaling a historic shift in the global oil trade.
Gasoline-guzzling Americans have cut consumption while emerging markets including nearby Latin America have seen demand grow beyond the capacity of local refineries. That has prompted U.S. plants to revive an export-oriented merchant model dormant for 50 years.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. regulators have agreed to a Friday restart of Enbridge’s biggest pipeline carrying Canadian crude to refiners in the Midwest, the company said late on Wednesday, easing concern about a protracted disruption that drove oil prices to one-month highs this week.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), which oversees U.S. pipelines, had yet to confirm the approval after Enbridge Inc completed repairs on Line 6A, following a leak in Romeoville, Illinois that forced the duct’s closure nearly a week ago.
NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Pipeline and
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has agreed to restart
Friday of a key pipeline carrying Canadian crude oil to the
U.S. Midwest, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
PHMSA could not be reached immediately to confirm the
Enbridge announcement on the restart of Line 6A, which was shut
last Thursday after a leak was discovered in Romeoville,
Illinois, near Chicago.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc has completed repairs on its giant 6A pipeline after a leak forced it to shut down nearly a week ago, but neither the company nor U.S. regulators could say on Wednesday when shipments would resume.
While an Enbridge official confirmed that the Calgary-based firm would not need to file a formal restart plan before restarting the line, potentially avoiding a lengthy delay, U.S. pipeline regulators also said they wouldn’t allow it to restart until Enbridge had met “all safety requirements necessary.”
NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on
Wednesday that it has completed repairs on a leaky stretch of
its 670,000 barrel-per-day 6A pipeline in Illinois and awaits
permission to restart the line that supplies up to a third of
Canada’s crude shipments to the United States.
Oil prices CLc1 fell almost 2 percent early Wednesday as
traders bet that the line, which supplies about 5 percent of
U.S. crude imports, could be allowed to resume shipments as
early as this week.
DALLAS/NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Enbridge (ENB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) was
set to complete repairs on its major 6A oil pipeline on Tuesday
and said it may not need to give regulators a formal plan
before resuming operations, easing fears of a prolonged outage
just six days after a leak stopped flow of Canadian crude.
While neither Enbridge nor the government has said when the
670,000 barrel per day (bpd) oil pipeline that normally
supplies some 5 percent of total U.S imports might resume, oil
prices CLc1 reversed gains at midday to fall nearly $1 a
barrel, on expectations of a quick restart.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Canada’s Enbridge on Monday said a suspected oil leak forced it to close another U.S. pipeline that carries Canadian crude, this time in New York State, just four days after a leak in Illinois forced it to shut a massive export pipeline.
The Canadian pipeline giant said it shut the 70,000 barrel per day (bpd) Line 10, a 91-mile pipe from Westover, Ontario, Canada into New York State.
HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc’s 6A pipeline, the biggest of three key arteries that deliver most of Canada’s crude oil exports to the United States, is still leaking oil in Illinois more than 24 hours after the spill that forced its closure was reported.
The incident comes less than two months after a smaller line on a different branch of the same Lakehead pipeline system was shut for spilling nearly 20,000 barrels in Michigan. Enbridge has still not been allowed to restart that line.