• 3 minutes Oil Price Could Fall To $30 If Global Deal Not Extended
  • 7 minutes Middle East on brink: Oil tankers attacked off Oman
  • 11 minutes Is $60/Bbl WTI still considered a break even for Shale Oil
  • 15 minutes CNN:America's oil boom will break more records this year. OPEC is stuck in retreat
  • 1 hour The Pope: "Climate change ... doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain."
  • 27 mins Coal Boom in Asia is Real and a Long Trend
  • 29 mins The Plastics Problem
  • 2 hours Hydrogen FTW... Some Day
  • 13 hours China's President Xi To Visit North Korea This Week
  • 16 hours OPEC, GEO-POLITICS & OIL SUPPLY & PRICES
  • 5 hours GM Considering Electric Hummer
  • 1 hour As Iran Nuclear Deal Flounders, France Turns To Saudi For Oil
  • 15 hours Forbes: Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Extract CO2 From Seawater, Producing Methanol Fuel.
  • 9 hours The Magic and Wonders of US Shale Supply: Keeping energy price shock minimised: US oil supply keeping lid on prices despite global risks: IEA chief
  • 19 hours Why Is America (Texas) Burning Millions of Dollars Per Day Of Natural Gas?
  • 19 hours Fareed Zakaria: Canary in the Coal Mine (U.S. Dollar Hegemony)
  • 17 hours Hormuz and surrounding waters: Energy Threats to the World: Oil, LNG, shipping markets digest new risks after Strait of Hormuz attack
  • 3 hours The Latest: Iranian FM Says US Cannot Expect To ‘Stay Safe’
  • 12 hours Russia removes special military forces from Venezuela . . . . Maduro gone by September ? . . . Oil starts to flow ? Think so . .
How The Sahara Desert Can Power The Entire World

How The Sahara Desert Can Power The Entire World

Theoretically, solar energy generated in…

What To Do About Peak Oil Demand

What To Do About Peak Oil Demand

A plateau in oil demand…

Oil Spill in Alberta Threatens Local Water Supply

An oil pipeline running through the Mountain View and Red Deer counties of Alberta, Canada ruptured on Thursday, spilling 3,000 barrels of oil. The spill leaked from Jackson Creek and has spread downstream towards Gleniffer Lake and Reservoir.

So far the local council has reported no risk to human health, although the water supply of over 100,000 residents living downstream on the Red Deer River is under threat; air and water quality are constantly being monitored.

Teams have been working throughout the weekend to contain the spill and start the clean-up process. Plains Midstream is in charge of the clean-up operation between the site of the spill and the Dickson dam; however vice president, Stephen Bart, can offer no indication as to how long the process will take.

Bart said that, “we deeply regret this incident. We're obviously working to ensure we're doing all we can to limit the extent of the release.” Until then an emergency alert has been issued to warn people in the Mountain View and Red Deer counties to avoid waterways affected by the spill.

By. Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News