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By TIMOTHY B. WHEELER and TIMOTHY B. WHEELER,SUN REPORTER | March 2, 2006
State officials ordered tests yesterday on more residential wells in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County after gasoline turned up unexpectedly in the water of a bank northeast of an Exxon service station where a 25,000-gallon fuel leak was reported nearly two weeks ago. Herbert M. Meade, chief of oil control for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said he ordered the testing of about 20 residential wells northeast of the Exxon station because...
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | January 10, 2009
A maintenance supervisor for Exxon Mobil Corp. said yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court that he did not know how to operate a device that should have prevented a massive gasoline leak three years ago at a service station in Jacksonville. The underground leak dumped more than 26,000 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline into the groundwater that supplied the area's wells and ruined property values for some 300 homeowners, who are seeking at least $1 billion from the oil giant. The trial began in October, and the plaintiffs are still presenting their case to the jury.
NEWS
By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 24, 2009
At the beginning of a closing statement that he predicted would last the better part of two days, a lawyer representing 300 plaintiffs who are suing ExxonMobil Corp. said yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court that their community was "forever changed" by a huge gasoline leak three years ago. The spill, at a service station in Jacksonville, dumped more than 26,000 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline into the groundwater that supplied the area's wells. The plaintiffs, who are seeking at least $1 billion from the oil giant, claim that their physical and emotional health had been damaged and their property values have been ruined.
NEWS
By TIMOTHY B. WHEELER and TIMOTHY B. WHEELER,SUN REPORTER | April 6, 2006
It's been more than a month since a 25,000-gallon gasoline leak was reported in Jacksonville, and the usually placid northern Baltimore County community remains one big cleanup zone. Black plastic pipes are strung across lawns. Generators rumble, supplying power to the machines that pull gasoline and vapor from the ground. The narrow lanes are jammed with trucks, and helmeted workers in bright yellow vests seem to be everywhere. "It's like we were suddenly invaded by Exxon," says Nanette Odend'hal, who lives at one end of formerly quiet Hampshire Glen Court.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
The oversized windows of Hans Wilhelmsen's house in Jacksonville command a view to the east of hills dotted with baled hay and stands of oak, maple and pine on the 70 acres he owns a mile south of where an Exxon station unleashed an underground flood of unleaded gasoline five years ago. Thirteen bison patrolled the fields then, but they're gone now, and Wilhelmsen is sure he knows why. "We saw six die at one time" about two years ago, Wilhelmsen said....
NEWS
April 9, 2011
The individual accounts presented in your retrospective of the gasoline spill fail to adequately encapsulate the unremitting heartache wrought by the over 26,000 gallons of gasoline that leaked undetected for a month below the Jacksonville Exxon in early 2006 ("Five years later, Jacksonville still grapples with gas spill," April 6). I have spent much of the last five years visiting with friends and neighbors in the community, haggling with ExxonMobil and the Maryland Department of the Environment over well testing and an array of remediation efforts.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Lawyers for northern Baltimore County families and businesses whose $1.5 billion damages award against the ExxonMobil Corp. was largely overturned by Maryland's highest court asked for more time to seek reconsideration. In a three-page motion filed Friday, the attorneys representing plaintiffs in an underground gasoline leak at a Jacksonville Exxon station in 2006 said they need more time to respond to the Feb. 26 Court of Appeals ruling because of the complexity and impact of the case.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | January 30, 2013
Safeway Inc. has launched a gas rewards program with ExxonMobil. Grocery customers can earn points for most items at Safeway stores in the Mid-Atlantic and redeem the points at the pump at participating Exxon and Mobil stations, the supermarket chain is announcing today. "By teaming up with ExxonMobil, we're able to thank our customers with a loyalty program that makes two frequent and critical purchases lead to real savings," Mir Aamir, Safeway's president of customer loyalty, said in a statement.
NEWS
By TIMOTHY B. WHEELER AND LAURA BARNHARDT and TIMOTHY B. WHEELER AND LAURA BARNHARDT,SUN REPORTERS | March 10, 2006
Maryland's top environmental official pledged yesterday to impose stiff penalties on ExxonMobil Corp. and to tighten regulatory controls on service stations throughout the state in the wake of a 25,000-gallon gasoline leak in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County. At a news conference across from the Exxon station where the leak occurred, Kendl P. Philbrick, secretary of the state Department of the Environment, called the Jacksonville leak "catastrophic" and announced that he is ordering immediate checks of leak detection systems by all 3,500 regulated fuel tank owners in the state, to be followed by new emergency regulations that would enhance efforts to catch leaks quickly.
NEWS
December 10, 1998
IN THE 25 years since the first Arab oil embargo, no one ever predicted that the price of crude oil would drop to $11 a barrel. Nor did most foresee a merger between two oil giants such as Exxon and Mobil. Yet both have come to pass.Cheap oil and higher production costs are driving the combination -- and fueling talk of other large mergers, including Monday's reports that Shell is interested in acquiring Chevron.Exploration and production expenses are rising as companies look for oil in remote areas and in deeper water offshore.
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