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…
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.
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.
Oil can even be wrung out of the sponge and reclaimed.
Leigh Fondakowskis Spill is a piercing, stunningly mounted play, demonstrating the full human and environmental catastrophe caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil platform 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 »
Electrospinning produces polystyrene fibers which absorb oil and repel water
Crude oil continued its slide this week, falling 1.08% on Friday to $48.75. United States Oil (USO) and iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil (OIL) fell 2.4% and 3.3%, respectively. Energy stocks held up better; the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell just 0.38%. OPEC-led production cuts did little good as investors worried about rising U.S. Show More Summary
Last Sunday, protestors staged a dramatic performance at the Louvre to pressure it to cut ties with French multinational oil and gas company Total S.A. The post Activists Spill Symbolic Oil at the Louvre to Protest Its Sponsorship Deal appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Developed by Chicago area researchers, the reusable Oleo Sponge soaks up 90 times its weight in oil. And the petroleum it recovers can be reused, too. [ more › ]
Scientists have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily adsorbs spilled oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column -- not just the surface.
Clean water science: A new material can absorb up to 90 times its weight in oil.
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(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Scientists at Argonne have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily adsorbs spilled oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column -- not just the surface.
Federal researchers have found a way to coat foam with a material that attracts oil, but not water
Oil spill response organization Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) has named Carmine Dulisse as its new President and CEO effective March 1, 2017. Dulisse joins MSRC after more than 30 years with ExxonMobil in various roles, including the maritime and crisis management arenas.
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren't all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Show More Summary
When oil is spilled into the ocean, clean up efforts can focus on the surface, where much of it gathers. There, the slick can be burned away or collected with various sponges, soaps or meshes, but plumes of subsurface oil are harder to recover. Show More Summary
With a new, loosey-goosey regulatory environment on its way, Exxon Mobil announced some major investments in the U.S. today. Thankfully, scientists have made a recent breakthrough that could help clean up the inevitable oil spills that are on the horizon. Read more...
It goes without saying that the sooner you know an oil spill has occurred, the sooner you can set about containing it. That's why scientists from Spain's Universidade de Vigo have created a compact and inexpensive oil-detection sensor. Show More Summary