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Oil pipeline blasts in eastern China kill 44

Every week it seems there’s news of either a pipeline exploding or a train exploding. The WesPac proposal includes 100 rail cars a day of, initially at least, highly explosive Bakken shale oil. Yesterday this happened in China: an oil pipeline explosion that killed 44 people. http://news.yahoo.com/oil-pipeline-blasts-eastern-china-kill-44-013151434.html

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Breaking news: Oil train derails and explodes in Alabama

A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands

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17,000 gallons of crude oil spill near Smithville, TX

In Smithville, about 40 miles away from Austin, TX, a pipeline leaked 17,000 gallons of crude oil. http://www.kvue.com/news/local/Officials-cleaning-up-400-barrel-oil-spill-near-Smithville-229756751.html WesPac’s proposed oil terminal would use existing pipelines to Bay Area refineries. But those pipelines were designed to transport fuel oil from the refineries to the tank farm. Now they would reverse direction and would transport crude […]

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