A controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has resulted in thousands of spills in four states over a 10-year period, a new study finds. Researchers at Duke University identified 6,648 fracking-related spills in Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and North Dakota between 2005 and 2014. Show More Summary
(Rutgers University) Wastewater from oil and gas operations -- including fracking for shale gas -- at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Science of the...Show More Summary
There were at least 6,648 spills (the number that were reported) at hydraulically fractured (fracked) oil and gas wells in the 4 US states of New Mexico, Colorado, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania between the years 2005 and 2014, according...Show More Summary
An EPA study earlier this year suggested that hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from shale beds could be a threat to drinking water, but that actual problems were “rare.” However, there may be reason to be concerned, because the number of spills related to fracking may be much higher than previously thought. Show More Summary
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states. Show More Summary
(Duke University) Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing fluids and other substances, according to a new study. The analysis, which appears Feb. Show More Summary
A study into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts, report scientists.
During the warmer months, my skin usually feels like a small-scale oil spill, but in the winter, it's a totally different story. Once blustery temps come around, my face feels constantly parched and chapped. Not a good look. And then for whatever reason, my skin also started... Continue reading
In the past two years, the companies responsible for heading the Dakota Access Pipeline reported 69 incidents accounting for nearly 550,000 gallons of oil spilled.
On January 30, 600,000 gallons (14,285 barrels) of oil spewed out of Enbridge's Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge, Texas, the second spill since the pipeline opened for business in mid-2016. Seaway is half owned by Enbridge and serves as...Show More Summary
The devastating spill completely revolutionized oil spill research.
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducted a first-light assessment survey Thursday of a tugboat oil spill on the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea. The tug Tutahaca was reported to be leaking bilge oil into the river Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air…
Mississippi senators want to create a new savings account channeling damage payments from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to projects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Senate voted unanimously … Click to Continue »
The U.S. Coast Guard said it is responding to an oil spill in the Fore River in Maine along with Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local fire departments. According to initial reports, the cause of the spill was a car accident…
With more crude oil expected to move through Washington state, Democratic lawmakers want to toughen rules around oil transportation and raise more money for spill prevention and response efforts. Companion … Click to Continue »
Days after the unexpected cargo ships collision outside the Kamarajar Port in Chennai (Tamil Nadu State, India), the Directorate General (DG) of Shipping has instituted an inquiry regarding the same. Two vessels namely, M.T. BW Maple carrying LPG and M.T.
Spirit Airlines is known for cleavage. They've done advertising like an invitation to check out the (suntan) oil on their beaches during the Gulf oil spill. They ran Anthony Weiner and Carlos Danger sales. And they promised you MoreShow More Summary
Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port said on Friday, after their collision last week caused an oil spill affecting marine life and local fishing.
By Sudarshan Varadhan Feb 3 (Reuters) – Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port said on Friday, after their collision last week caused an oil spill affecting marine life and local fishing. Show More Summary
Hundreds of students and fishermen were working Friday to clean up an oil spill on India's southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year.