Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.
Tests conducted last week of a novel technology that can greatly accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of future oil spills. Show More Summary
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of oil spills. Show More Summary
Florida may finally hand out millions of dollars given to the state for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida House … Click to Continue »
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.