Amplify Energy Corp. says it received approval from federal regulatory agencies to restart operations and last weekend began the two-week process of filling the pipeline.
Amplify Energy, the Houston-based company that operates the pipeline, said Wednesday that companies associated with the M/V Danit and M/V Beijing had agreed to the payments.
A pipeline operator has agreed to pay $50 million to Southern California fishermen, tourism companies and property owners who sued over an offshore oil spill last year.
Four weeks after an oil spill off Southern California’s coast, surfers have been allowed to return to the waves and people can play in the surf. But fishermen still can’t put lines in the water along the coast.
The move comes several weeks after an undersea pipeline leaked about 25,000 gallons of crude into the ocean off Orange County.
California officials did not see any oil in the water after an aerial survey of the ocean between Long Beach and San Diego county.
Sign up for our newsletters!
Keep up with all the latest news, arts and culture, and TV highlights from KPBS.
- Rain, possible flooding, thunderstorms expected in San Diego County this week
- San Diego filmmaker's short on Afro-Mexican identity premieres on PBS
- Embattled Chula Vista City Councilmember Andrea Cardenas resigns
- CFA members approve new contract with California State University
- Millions of women are 'under-muscled.' These foods help build strength