The final day of the Pipeline and Energy Expo at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma featured a keynote speech by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin During her 25-minute speech, the Governor discussed industry safety.
Cleanup workers using 17 vessels are continuing efforts to remove 100,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean and on the land 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, according to news sources. As of Thursday night, some 9,500 gallons of oily water had been skimmed from the ocean. Officials say the clean-up -- which is complicated by currents, tides and the wind -- could take months.
The U.S. Senate’s recent failure to override President Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline leaves the controversial project’s fate in the president’s hands. Obama has said he will make a final decision once the State Department finishes its assessment of whether or not the pipeline is in the national interest.