Industry analyst and environmental consultant Dagmar Schmidt Etkin, PhD, takes a hard look at a rapidly shifting operational landscape in the Arctic. Always an honest broker of information, Etkin tells it like it is. Oil spill risk is present anywhere that oil is present in reservoirs…
The Valero oil refinery in Benicia is facing nearly $200,000 in potential fines for spilling more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Suisun Bay and Carquinez Strait, including excessive concentrations of selenium and cyanide, state regulators said Tuesday. A worker at the plant failed to open a valve on Jan. Show More Summary
A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods, a UBC study shows.
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods, a UBC study shows.The study, conducted atShow More Summary
The National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility has been an integral part of the spill response community for more than three and a half decades. Tucked away on the shores of the Sandy Hook Bay in central New Jersey…
The U.S. Coast Guard was responding Wednesday to an oil spill on the Intracoastal Waterway near South Padre Island, Texas after a towing vessel struck a dock at a Subsea7 facility late Tuesday night. Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report that the uninspected towing vessel Capt. Show More Summary
A crude oil pipeline operated by Trilogy Energy Corp has released an unknown volume of oil emulsion, a mixture of oil and produced water, into surrounding marshland, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator. Trilogy employees conducting...Show More Summary
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi and the Texas General Land Office are responding to an oil spill at mile marker 667 on the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report that the uninspected towing vessel Capt.
What started as a small protest, is gaining momentum and intensity over the $3.7 billion proposed Dakota Crude Oil Access Pipeline, including rioting and multiple arrests.
Oceanic oil spills are tough to clean up. They dye feathers a syrupy sepia and tan fish eggs a toxic tint. The more turbulent the waters, the farther the slick spreads, with inky droplets descending into the briny deep.
The disaster took a heavy toll on public health in the Gulf.
Missile attacks from Yemen on Western military craft risk spilling over into nearby busy sea lanes which could disrupt oil supplies and also other vital goods passing through the tense area, shipping and insurance sources say. While shipping companies have yet to divert ships…
By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Missile attacks from Yemen on Western military craft risk spilling over into nearby busy sea lanes which could disrupt oil supplies and also other vital goods passing through the tense area, shipping and insurance sources say. Show More Summary
The multi-agency joint oil spill exercise was conducted today as part of an on-going effort to ensure our ports remain safe, secure and clean for the international shipping community. Code-named JOSE 2016, the exercise was organised by the Maritime…
Norwegian shipowner Atlantic Offshore has decided to convert its AHTS Ocean Response to a dedicated oil recovery and oil spill response vessel. With the conversion Ocean Response will be compliant with NOFO 2009 regulations for oil recovery vessels on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Show More Summary
Coming only a few weeks after the release of Deepwater Horizon, the action-packed retelling of the 2010 BP oil spill, the first trailer for Patriots Day has arrived, with director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg re-teaming to take on yet another dark day from the Obama era. Show More Summary
The release of 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster during peak spawning season for Atlantic bluefin tuna could have both near- and long-term impacts on the population, new research shows.
(Duke University) Marsh erosion caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was widespread, a new study of 103 Gulf Coast sites reveals. At sites where oil coated more than 90 percent of plants' stems, erosion rates were up to 1.6 meters per year higher than at other sites, and erosion continued for up to two years. Show More Summary
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the largest environmental disasters in history, releasing roughly 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. For Atlantic bluefin tuna, it occurred at the worst time of year, during peak spawning season, when eggs and larval fish that are particularly vulnerable to environmental stressors exist in mass quantity.
What are the potential risks of oil drilling in the Arctic and how prepared is the world to handle a catastrophic spill?