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ExxonMobil lawsuit from spill moved to Yellowstone County

ExxonMobil lawsuit from spill moved to Yellowstone County

A lawsuit filed last year in Gallatin County against ExxonMobil for the 2011 pipeline rupture near Laurel has been moved to Yellowstone County.

October 02, 2013 3:45 pmLoading…
3rd lawsuit filed against Exxon for 2011 Yellowstone oil spill

3rd lawsuit filed against Exxon for 2011 Yellowstone oil spill

A third lawsuit has been filed alleging that ExxonMobil ignored warnings about the risk of keeping oil flowing through a pipeline under the Yellowstone River during heavy runoff and then failed to properly respond when the pipe burst and spilled 63,000 gallons of crude oil.

July 08, 2013 4:15 pm Related Loading…
Citizens ask Exxon to pay its $1.7 million fine for Yellowstone oil spill

Citizens ask Exxon to pay its $1.7 million fine for Yellowstone oil spill

A group of more than 50 Billings area residents gathered on the north bank of the Yellowstone River at Coulson Park on Monday, chanting, waving signs and making a simple demand.

July 01, 2013 2:20 pm Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: Heed flood lessons to prevent pipeline spills

Gazette opinion: Heed flood lessons to prevent pipeline spills

The icy January stream flowing quietly past snow-white banks gives no hint of the emergency that roiled the Yellowstone River on July 1, 2011. Unprecedented flooding that spring raised the river level repeatedly and scoured away the protective layer of soil covering ExxonMobil’s Silvertip pi…

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Yellowstone River cleanup cost tops $135 million

Yellowstone River cleanup cost tops $135 million

The cleanup of the Yellowstone River after last year's oil spill, and the effort to rebury the broken pipeline, cost the ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. $135 million.

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Better Yellowstone River spill plan eyed by Exxon, agencies

Better Yellowstone River spill plan eyed by Exxon, agencies

ExxonMobil is working with government agencies on a plan to speed up the response to oil spills along Montana’s upper Yellowstone River, after a major spill last year left local officials scrambling to deal with an ill-defined threat, state and federal officials said.

April 06, 2012 7:30 am Related Loading…
Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.

February 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.

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Exxon increases estimate of Yellowstone River oil spill by 50%

Exxon increases estimate of Yellowstone River oil spill by 50%

ExxonMobil agreed Thursday to pay the state of Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by a pipeline break last July that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River.

January 19, 2012 11:15 am Photos

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ExxonMobil places pipeline deeper at river crossings

ExxonMobil places pipeline deeper at river crossings

ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. is re-burying its Silvertip Pipeline, which broke last summer and spilled crude oil into the Yellowstone River, deeper at two other river crossings to improve safety as required by a federal agency.

January 18, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Silvertip Pipeline route

Silvertip Pipeline route

Silvertip Pipeline route.

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Exxon has finished pulling busted pipe from under the Yellowstone

Nearly six months after the Silvertip pipeline failed, dumping 42,000 gallons of medium crude into the Yellowstone River, the broken section of the line has been removed from beneath the waterway.

December 27, 2011 5:45 pm Related Loading…

Exxon crew still working on pulling broken pipe from under the Yellowstone

Continuing a process that began at the end of October, crews working for the ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. are still pulling parts of the broken Silvertip pipeline from below the Yellowstone River.

December 16, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…
Exxon begins process to extract broken pipeline from the Yellowstone

Exxon begins process to extract broken pipeline from the Yellowstone

ExxonMobil pipeline workers were in the Yellowstone River on Monday preparing to extract the broken portion of the Silvertip pipeline that ruptured July 1 and dumped 42,000 gallons of medium crude into the water.

October 31, 2011 5:15 pmLoading…
ExxonMobil cleaning up oil sheen in Yellowstone River

ExxonMobil cleaning up oil sheen in Yellowstone River

The Billings ExxonMobil Refinery is cleaning up a small oil sheen it spotted late Friday afternoon in a side channel of the Yellowstone River near the plant.

October 10, 2011 10:45 am Photos

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Exxon readies to pump oil again through repaired pipeline

Exxon readies to pump oil again through repaired pipeline

The ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. has received all the permits needed to restart the flow of oil through its Silvertip pipeline, which broke July 1 and dumped an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River.

September 23, 2011 12:49 pm Related Loading…

New Exxon pipeline reaches 70 feet below Yellowstone

Drilling continues on ExxonMobil's repair of the Silvertip pipeline below the Yellowstone River and the depth of the new pipe may reach 70 feet.

September 13, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…
The broken Silvertip pipeline

The broken Silvertip pipeline

The broken Silvertip pipeline breaks water on the north side of the Yellowstone River in this aerial photo taken Aug. 27.

September 07, 2011 10:35 amLoading…
The broken Silvertip pipeline

The broken Silvertip pipeline

The broken Silvertip pipeline breaks water on the north side of the Yellowstone River in this aerial photo taken Aug. 27.

September 07, 2011 10:35 amLoading…
Photo shows broken Silvertip pipeline in Yellowstone River

Photo shows broken Silvertip pipeline in Yellowstone River

Despite a new image showing the broken Silvertip pipeline just below the surface of the Yellowstone River, federal investigators still have not examined the pipe or ruled on the reason for its rupture.

September 07, 2011 10:31 am Photos

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