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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

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

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

Oil Spill! Crude Keeps Sliding, But Here’s the Good News

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

Activists Spill Symbolic Oil at the Louvre to Protest Its Sponsorship Deal

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Video: This Incredible, Hyper-Absorbent Sponge Could Transform Oil Spill Cleanup

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 › ]

Reusable sponge created that soaks up oil

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.

This New Material Can Absorb Oil Spills, And Be Reused Over And Over

Clean water science: A new material can absorb up to 90 times its weight in oil.

Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil

(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.

Scientists make a sponge to clean up oil spills

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Federal researchers have found a way to coat foam with a material that attracts oil, but not water

MSRC Names Dulisse CEO

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.

Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil, could revolutionize oil spill and diesel cleanup

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

Reusable sponge cleans up oil on and below the water's surface

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

New Sponge Can Soak Up Insane Amounts of Oil, We'll Probably Need It

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Floating fluorometer could get the drop on oil spills

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

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