An oil spill unleashed by Hurricane Ida is highlighting longstanding concerns about the more than 18,000 miles of decommissioned pipelines that still snake through the Gulf of Mexico, even though they no longer transport crude and natural gas.
Shell Nigeria has agreed to pay a community in the West African country more than $110million (£79.3m) to resolve a long-running dispute over an oil spill that occurred more than 50 years ago.
Shell has abandoned its final attempt to argue that a major lawsuit brought by thousands of Nigerians over an oil spill in the West African country should be heard in Nigeria rather than the UK.
Norway’s safety watchdog has launched an investigation into a “serious” oil spill in the North Sea last week.
The Indonesian government has welcomed an Australian court ruling ordering Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) to pay compensation to Indonesian seaweed farmers following the 2009 Montara oil spill. The total bill could top more than $262 million.
Israel has pointed the finger of blame for pollution of its beaches at Iran, saying an illegal delivery of crude to Syria had gone awry.
Chevron has successfully cleaned up an oil spill from one of its pipes, at the Dumai Port in Riau, Indonesia, that is used to ship hydrocarbons from its Rokan Block.
Chevron has spilled an unknown quantity of oil from one of its pipes, at the Dumai Port in Riau, Indonesia, that is used to ship hydrocarbons from its Rokan Block.
Shell faces the latest ruling in a long-running legal dispute with farmers in Nigeria who say the energy giant is responsible for oil leaks that have polluted their villages.
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.