Jan 31-A Tulsa, Okla., is fined $1 million for dumping 4,700 gallons of crude oil into a tributary of the North Platte River. An independent contractor was regularly draining produced water into the creek. Company officials were aware of the discharges, but did not report them to the authorities, the investigation found.
Jan 27- 1,000 gallons of crude oil spills into the Delaware River from a Monroe Energy LLC site in Delaware County, PA [video]
Jan 27-A tank battery farm explodes in OK. [video]
Jan 27-A tank battery farm explodes in OJan 25-Flames shoot 200-300 meters in the air when a pipeline operated by TransCanada explodes South of Winnipeg.
Jan 24- Daniel Rice, 33, dies when his wastewater truck explodes in Knoxville, AR. It appears methane gas had built up in the tank which triggered the explosion. The explosion is felt as far away as a mile and a half from the scene.
Jan 23-Flame shoot 100 ft. in the air when a gas well explodes in Boston Heights, OH. Workers on the site told witnesses "they heard something weird so they ran for their lives." [video]
Jan 22-A pipeline ruptures spilling 1.6 million litres of wastewater in Alberta.
Jan 21-Old Glory Energy is cited for an improperly lined pit in Clarion County, PA
Jan 20-Train cars carrying crude oil and sand derailed on a Philadelphia bridge early this morning, leaving the cars intact but leaning over the Schuylkill River. Sources suggest that the oil was from the Bakken Shale.
Jan 18-Wastewater pits flood after heavy rains and snow in Kennetcook, Canada.
Jan 16-The Brown family in Texas, blame 32 earthquakes in the past few months that have damaged their property on nearby waste injection wells. [video]
Jan 9-A worker is flown to a Youngstown, OH hospital with a head injury he suffered while clearing ice from a pipeline.
Jan 9-A federal judge imposes more than $280,000 in financial penalties on a Marcellus Shale surveying firm and a foreman who were caught using 19 undocumented Mexican workers on a project in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Jan 7-Train cars carrying crude oil and propane derail and explode causing the evacuation of about 150 residents in New Brunswick.
Jan 6-The Williams Natural Gas compressor station catches fire in West Windsor, NY. [video]
Jan 2-A tank explosion at a JB Oil & Gas site in Tyler County, WV send one worker to the hospital and sends fluid onto the ground.