QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's state oil company resumed pumping through the country's main pipeline on Tuesday, four days after it was damaged by a landslide. But crude spilled by the accident reached tributaries of the Amazon River and polluted drinking water for a regional capital far downstream.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Roughly 300 gallons of crude oil spilled early Friday into the Mississippi River near St. Louis after a vessel on the rain-swollen waterway slammed into a fleet of docked barges, causing 14 of them to briefly break away, according to the Coast Guard.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said a North Slope well operated by Weatherford International was shut down after a spill of 6,600 gallons of crude oil and other fluids, The Associated Press reports.
When asked whether the Exxon Mobil pipeline spill in Arkansas would affect President Obama's Keystone XL decision, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he hadn't spoken with the president on the issue, The Washington Post reports.