A California grand jury has indicted the Plains All American Pipeline Co. after its pipeline near Santa Barbara burst last year and permitted the spilling of 140,000 gallons of crude oil into Pacific Ocean. The indictment also includes one of its employees.
Last week’s California oil spill stresses the importance of leak detection mechanisms in potentially problematic areas, says Frost & Sullivan principle consultant Chirag Rathi. On May 19, an onshore Santa Barbara pipeline operated by Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude on coastal lands … Read more »
Eight biofuels groups are forming a coalition, the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council, in reaction to calls to limit a federal mandate for renewable fuels because of the drought. The coalition aims to defend the renewable fuel standard, which requires 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol to be blended into traditional … Read more »