Approximately 200 tons of crude oil leaked into the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba from Jordan's Aqaba port, local media reported.
Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers have found that the oil-binding capacity of the water plant results from the hairy microstructure of its leaves. Show More Summary
The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), the nation’s leading oil spill response organization, has announced that Steven T. Benz, the company’s President and CEO,
Sometimes the most amazing discoveries can come from the most horrific accidents. Such is the case with the fire tornado, which has inspired scientists to work on a new flame called the Blue Whirl. […]
(Reuters) - A prominent Texas lawyer was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil company caused in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, court records show.
BP Plc., the London-based integrated oil and gas company, has always been in the news, mostly for the wrong reasons. Not only has the company been suffering a dent in its reputation due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the ongoing turmoil in the commodity markets has taken a severe toll on its profitability. […]
A spinning blue flame may hold the key to mopping oil from bodies of water with minimal pollution.
Yesterday the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released Safer Seas Digest a “one-stop shop” for mariners and others to review concise summaries of a year’s accident investigations. The digest also includes the NTSB’s Top...Show More Summary
Serving your mid-day open thread needs Blue Whirl, the Friendlier Fire Tornado The Blue Whirl, recently discovered by researchers at the University of Maryland, may make clean-up of oil spills on water less smoky. The little video at the link...
Just a little over two months ago, a disastrous oil train derailment occurred in Mosier, Oregon, spilling 47,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota. The fallout from that accident has seen the entire region debating whether...Show More Summary
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LIMA (Reuters) - A fresh oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon was detected from the country's four-decades-old pipeline on Thursday, operator Petroperu said, bringing the number of leaks this year to four.
This ‘fire tornado’ may help clean up oil spills one day
The discovery could make oil spill clean-ups more efficient.
Researchers say their discovery of a type of fire tornado they call a 'blue whirl' could lead to beneficial new approaches for reduced carbon emissions and improved oil spill cleanup.
Yesterday, an estimated 4,200 gallons of crude oil was discharged from a well owned by the Texas Petroleum Investment Company into the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard and other state...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Out of 900 water samples tested from a major Canadian river polluted by an oil spill last month, five exceeded drinking water guidelines, officials said on Wednesday, cautioning it was unclear when the river would be safe to drink from again.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Indonesian seaweed farmers on Wednesday sued Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production for potentially more than A$200 million ($152 million) to cover damages from Australia's worst oil spill in 2009.
(Reuters) - A Husky Energy Inc oil spill into a major Canadian river on July 20 was the third in the same area in eight months, government records showed, and could put new pressure on the province of Saskatchewan's energy regulator to improve its monitoring of pipelines.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a crude oil spill near Main Pass, Louisiana, the agency said in a release.