A major oil firm has been fined £7,000 after 95 tonnes of crude oil leaked into the sea.
BP Plc is working to secure an ongoing natural gas leak in a well on Alaska’s North Slope that also sprayed crude oil for three days before that release was capped. The plan is to close the well, state officials said.
Venezuela's state oil firm PDVSA said there had been an oil spill in the central Anzoategui state.
ExxonMobil will pay out $12million to Montana and the US government as part of its oil spill settlement.
A clean-up operation is under way after crude oil spilled into a body of water in southern Louisiana.
A former BP engineer is having a change-of-plea hearing in New Orleans, where he has been fighting a charge that he obstructed an investigation into the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Kurt Mix was indicted in early 2012 on two criminal counts arising from allegations that he deleted text messages about the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig explosion that killed 11 workers. He has been in an up-and-down legal battle ever since. He was acquitted on one criminal charge in a 2013 trial and convicted on an obstruction of justice charge at the same hearing.
ExxonMobil has been fined $2.63million for spilling crude oil in an Arkansas residential area two years ago. The company was hit with the cash penalty by the US pipeline safety office, the regulator said yesterday.
Oil major BP has gone back to the US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in a bid to try and get back some of the money it has previously paid out to businesses. The company wants restitution for some of the cash it paid to businesses as part of a 2012 settlement.
This footage shows how onshore and offshore personnel will be able to train and exercise for oil spills. The North Cape Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvåg in Norway now contains the world’s only oil spill simulator where onshore and offshore personnel isolated or together, can train in the tools and stages of oil spill combating operations. It has been created by Aptomar together with Transas in close cooperation with the North Cape Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvag.