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Venoco restructuring approved by bankruptcy court

By   /  Thursday, July 14th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Venoco restructuring approved by bankruptcy court

Venoco’s restructuring plan was approved July 13, enabling it to get out from under $1 billion of debt it incurred following the shutdown of Plains All American Pipeline’s Line 901 after the May 2015 Refugio oil spill. Under the proposal, approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the company expects to Read More →

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Plains arraignment, motion to seal indictment transcripts continued to July 28

By   /  Thursday, June 30th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Plains arraignment, motion to seal indictment transcripts continued to July 28

James Buchanan, left, is Plains All American Pipeline's environmental and regulatory compliance specialist pictured at the Santa Barbara Courthouse June 30. He was indicted along with Plains following the Refugio oil spill. (Alex Kacik)

  The arraignment for Plains All American Pipeline and its employee James Buchanan along with the company’s motion to seal indictment transcripts was continued to July 28. The Plains indictment that stems from the Refugio oil spill contains 46 counts, four of which are felonies. A federal investigation is ongoing. Plains filed a motion on Read More →

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A year after Refugio oil spill, Sherpa Fire closes beaches again

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  left, South Coast  /  Comments Off on A year after Refugio oil spill, Sherpa Fire closes beaches again

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Critics want pipeline regulators to be tougher, accountable

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Energy, middle, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Critics want pipeline regulators to be tougher, accountable

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Plains ordered to take more corrective actions before restarting Lines 901 and 903

By   /  Thursday, June 16th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Plains ordered to take more corrective actions before restarting Lines 901 and 903

Updated on June 17 at 10:50 a.m.: Federal regulators have ordered Plains All American Pipeline to improve its inaccurate pipeline inspection process, implement better leak detection measures such as installing additional shutoff valves, expand its emergency training, and repair the pipeline before restarting Line 901. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued on June 16 its Read More →

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Court delays hearing on Plains’ motion to seal Refugio oil spill transcripts

By   /  Thursday, June 16th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Court delays hearing on Plains’ motion to seal Refugio oil spill transcripts

Santa Barbara Superior Court will review Plains All American Pipeline’s motion to seal the transcripts of its indictment from the Refugio oil spill on June 30, the same day of the arraignment. The hearing was continued on the morning of June 16. Plains filed a motion on May 27 to seal all California grand jury Read More →

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Bill would hold pipeline regulators responsible for safety oversight

By   /  Tuesday, June 14th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Bill would hold pipeline regulators responsible for safety oversight

Story updated at 2 p.m. on June 15: U.S. Rep. Lois Capps’ office proposed a bill that strives to hold federal regulators responsible for inadequate pipeline safety oversight, the office announced June 14. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Accountability Act is a provision of the Pipes Act, which recently passed the House and the Read More →