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Crude spill hits Venezuela oil port, exports unaffected

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday confirmed reports of a crude spill from a pipeline connecting its main oil-exporting complex with a tanker loading facility, but said shipments have not been affected.

Crude Spill Hits PDVSA's Jose Terminal

Operations at Venezuela's main oil-exporting port Jose were hit by a crude oil spill on Tuesday, union sources and shipping agents told Reuters. A break in a pipeline that runs from the oil terminal to a single buoy mooring (SBM) facility near Venezuela's eastern coast would have produced the spill

Reform to North Dakota’s Oil Spill Guidelines Is Imperfect but an Improvement Over the Status Quo

Stacked rigs and other idle oil equipment is seen in a Nabors Drilling yard near Williston, North Dakota April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo The problem with a lot of the reporting on oil spills in North Dakota is that it tends to lump all spills of all sizes together into one uniform number. Show More Summary

A reusable sponge could be the latest solution to effectively clean up oil spills

Sponges and magnets could soon be two of the bases for an alternative and potentially transformative approach to effectively clean up oil spills. Read more... More about Sponge, Magnet, Laboratory, Mit, and Clean Up

Experts successfully test a novel oil spill cleanup technology

Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of oil spills. The Flame Refluxer, developed...Show More Summary

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.

Let’s Remember Exxon’s Extremely Fucked Up Response to Its Catastrophic Oil Spill

After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Exxon launched a ruthless crusade to intimidate and discredit government scientists.

December North Dakota Oil Spill More Than 3 Times Larger Than Initial Estimate: Report

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A crude oil spill in western North Dakota in December is now believed to have leaked about 530,000 gallons of oil, much larger than initially anticipated, according to an Associated Press report published on a local news website on Friday. This...Show More Summary

Shell to start cleaning up 2008 Nigeria oil spills in April, says official

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a group helping organize Shell's clean-up efforts in an oil Delta community in Nigeria said on Friday he was hopeful clean-up work after two spills in 2008 could start in April.

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.

Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested

Tests conducted last week of a novel technology that can greatly accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of future oil spills. Show More Summary

WPI, BSEE, and the US Coast Guard successfully test a novel oil spill cleanup technology

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of oil spills. Show More Summary

Florida House signs off on plan to hand oil spill money

Florida may finally hand out millions of dollars given to the state for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida House … Click to Continue »

Guam Bolsters Oil Spill Recovery Capacity

Lamor recently commissioned itsLSC 4C Side Collecting Oil Skimming System for Guam’s Oil Spill Response Operations Company (OSROCO) and T&T Marine Salvage (T&T) making it the largest skimming system in the region. OSROCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabras Marine…

Regulator responding to Husky oil spill in Canada's Alberta

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Alberta Energy Regulator said on Monday it is responding to a crude spill by Husky Energy Inc in Canada's oil-rich Alberta, and while the pipeline in question has been shut, the leaked volume and cause are unknown.

Indonesia plans to sue Thailand's PTTEP over 2009 oil spill

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009, the country's Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministry said.

The Terrible Truth About Deepwater Horizon

Leigh Fondakowskis Spill is a piercing, stunningly mounted play, demonstrating the full human and environmental catastrophe caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil platform disaster.

2 bills aim to prevent or mitigate oil-train disaster

Seeking to prevent or at least mitigate an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River, Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide are speaking out in support … Click to Continue »

Porous Polymer Fibers Clean Up Oil Spills

Electrospinning produces polystyrene fibers which absorb oil and repel water

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