Don’t dismiss the leak of oil from the MV Wakashio that ran aground last month on a reef off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius so quickly. The volume lost may seem tiny, but its location, mixed with other pressures already faced by the oil industry, means that it will have an impact far beyond its size.
The oil cleanup from a leaking cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius continues while the government and insurance firms begin probing liability for the accident.
Mauritius has declared a state of emergency in response to a worsening oil spill offshore and is seeking international assistance.
Russia declared a federal state of emergency in the Krasnoyarsk region as pollution from a diesel spill in the Arctic city of Norilsk drew comparisons with the Exxon Valdez accident off Alaska in 1989.
Energy giant BP has said it will “never forget the 11 people who lost their lives, nor the damage caused” in the Deepwater Horizon disaster exactly 10 years ago.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster forced the UK North Sea to “sharpen up its act”, reminding the sector of the “consequences of getting things wrong”, according to industry leaders.
Spills in Nigeria for Shell increased to 2,000 tonnes in 2019, from 157 sabotage incidents, the company has disclosed in its annual report. This was up from 1,600 tonnes from 111 incidents in 2018.
Petrobras is in a state of transformation, company officials said at a press conference in London, with an eye on selling down assets and tackling debt – in tandem with major expansion plans.
The Rivers State government claims to have bought Shell Petroleum Development Co.’s (SPDC) 45% stake in OML 11, part of the Ogoniland, in execution of a legal ruling.
Equinor has pledged to clear up an oil spill in the Bahamas left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
A Fife beach has been closed to the public following an overnight oil spill.
North Sea operator CNR International has been handed an enforcement notice over an oil spill.
Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina has admitted it is responsible for a deadly oil spill in Borneo.
A state of emergency has been declared in order to help stop the spread of a deadly oil spill off the coast of the island of Borneo.
Authorities were trying to assess the environmental impact of oil that’s on fire in the East China Sea after an Iranian tanker sank and caused a spill that covered about 4 square miles.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has filed a lawsuit in Greece over extensive pollution along Athens’ coastline following the sinking of a tanker near the port of Piraeus.
Kuwait has reported another oil spill, this time in the southern marine area of Ras Al-Zour.
Sub-zero temperatures in the North Atlantic could significantly impact the natural ability of bacteria to help the ocean recover from a major oil spill, according to researchers.
A North Dakota pipeline spilled 4,200 barrels of oil into a creek 150 miles from Standing Rock.
BP has estimated that about 95tonnes of oil spilled from its Clair platform west of Shetland as a result of a “technical issue”.
BP is preparing a number of responses for dealing with oil that leaked from its Clair platform, but thinks letting it disperse naturally at sea is the best option, the company said today in a statement.
A Malaysian port authority has ordered the suspension of operations at a fuel terminal following an oil spill, a news report said.
Nearly 140,000 litres of diesel which remain on board a stricken oil rig grounded in the Outer Hebrides are to be pumped above the waterline to lessen the risk of an environmental catastrophe.
Jury selection is expected to begin in the trial of a US attorney and others accused of helping to boost his client list for litigation related to the BP oil spill.
Breaking: Fire department says 29,000 gallons of crude has spilled from pipeline in Southern California
US firefighters have tackled a pipeline oil spill near Los Angeles.