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Nigeria Parliament Says Shell Should Pay $4 Billion for 2011 Bonga Oil Spill

Nigeria's National Assembly said on Wednesday oil major Shell should pay $3.96 billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment. The post Nigeria Parliament Says Shell Should Pay $4 Billion for 2011 Bonga Oil Spill appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Alabama wants to use Gulf restoration funds to build a $60 million beachfront hotel

The hotel was destroyed six years before the BP oil spill but could get millions in restoration funds anyway.

Oil Platform Explosion: Company Claims No Oil Spill Occurred In Gulf

There was an explosion about 12 miles off of the coast of New Orleans an oil platform on Thursday afternoon leaving three people injured and one dead. The platform belonged to Fieldwood Energy, and although it has been contained more details keep trickling in. Show More Summary

Judge sides with Exxon Mobil on gas spill cleanup in Queens

A judge is not convinced that the methane gas leaking from waste oil underneath a Queens building is ready to explode.

Kim Kardashian Finally Spilled the Name of the Oil Used on Her Body for THAT Photo Shoot

I'm sure several things went through your mind when you first saw the infamous "Break the Internet" series of pictures Kim Kardashian took for Paper Magazine, but the first thing I thought was "What the heck kind of oil did they useShow More Summary

Damen to Build Five Brazil-Bound Oil Spill Response Vessels

Damen Shipyards says it has inked a contract with Monaco-based Compagnie Maritime Monégasque SAM for the construction of five Fast Oil Spill Response Vessels for work offshore Brazil. The newbuild OSRV’s [...] The post Damen to Build Five Brazil-Bound Oil Spill Response Vessels appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

BP Tries To Pay Less For The Gulf Oil Spill, Again

BP claims that the $18 billion it could owe in Clean Water Act fines is too much. The post BP Tries To Pay Less For The Gulf Oil Spill, Again appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Shell Knew Of Pipeline Problems Years Before 2008 Oil Spill In Nigeria

Oil giant Shell was warned by its own staff that the Trans Niger Pipeline had a “risk and likelihood of rupture” years before two spills in 2008 spewed as much as 500,000 barrels of oil in the town of Bodo in Southern Nigeria. The BBC...Show More Summary

Judge upholds Gulf spill ruling

A judge weighing how much BP should be punished over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday refused to overturn his own finding that the oil company's conduct was “grossly negligent”. ||| New Orleans - A judge weighing how much...Show More Summary

Crisis Management 101: Taking Responsibility for Your Mistakes

When BP CEO Tony Hayward asked his fellow executives after the Gulf Coast oil spill "What the hell did [they] do to deserve this?" he immediately began to show that mea culpa was not part of the company's plan for moving forward. InShow More Summary

Shell Ignored Faulty Pipeline Warnings Before Massive Nigeria Oil Spills, Documents Show

The oil giant has long been accused of trying to downplay and cover up its oil spills in the Niger Delta region. The post Shell Ignored Faulty Pipeline Warnings Before Massive Nigeria Oil Spills, Documents Show appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Where Energy Companies Test What’ll Happen if Their Oil Spills

Grant Harder Oil pipeline leaks are bad. And that means pipeline operators and companies developing leak-sensing technologies are in a bind—they need to test their inventions without actually letting gunk seep into the earth. So they turn to a Canadian company called C-Fer Technologies. Show More Summary

SERS Partners IEMS for Enhanced Oil Spill Response Services

  Dubai-based Swire Emergency Response Services (SERS), a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore group, announced its partnership with Mediterranean-based

Blue-ribbon excuses: lawyer says he was hiding cash from wife, not law

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

A lawyer who resigned abruptly from the office handling BP oil spill claims has denied allegations he accepted kickbacks from lawyers with claims pending in the process, saying the money was paid for earlier work and that his aim was...Show More Summary

After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Here’s a simple narrative you’re probably familiar with:

US judge rejects BP spill bid

BP has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. ||| New York - BP has failed to persuade a federalShow More Summary

U.S. Judge Rejects BP Bid To Oust Gulf Spill Claims Chief

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: California Sea Lions Eating Contaminated Mussels, Offshore Fracking Expanding in Gulf of Mexico, and More

California sea lions are said to be consuming contaminated shellfish. (Photo: phoca2004 / Flickr Creative Commons) - New research found that over half of vessels involved in the biggest oil spills over the past 30 years hail from nations that tend to not comply with international safety and environmental regulation standards. Show More Summary

Countries with poor marine safety records linked to oil spill vessels

More than half of ships involved in the 100 largest oil spills of the past three decades were registered in states that consistently fail to comply with international safety and environmental standards, researchers have determined.

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