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PDVSA Terminal 'recovering' after Oil Spill

Shipping operations at one of three docks of Venezuela's main crude exporting port have "recovered" after a "minor" oil spill occurred over the weekend, state oil company PDVSA said on Wednesday, without saying how big the spill was. A spill

PDVSA Operations Impacted by Crude Spill

Shipping operations at one of three docks of Venezuela's main crude exporting port were halted after an oil spill occurred while loading a vessel bound for India, union and marine sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The spill, which happened over the weekend and whose size has not yet been disclosed…

IMO Exhibition on Safe Sea Oil Transport

The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry. The story of how that incident served as…

If Trump Dismantles the EPA, Use These Kits to Monitor the Environment

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a nonprofit created citizen science kits to take matters into their own hands.

Maybe the Solution for Oil Industry Spill Reporting Is Categories

Pump jacks are seen at the Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field, as the sun sets, outside the West Siberian city of Kogalym, Russia, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin North Dakota has a problem with the way it reports oil industry spills. Show More Summary

Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes offic...

Polar Bear Conservation Plan Calls Climate Change "the Primary Threat" to Their Survival

The new plan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also addresses human-bear conflict, subsistence hunting and oil spills -- Read more on

Audio: Lawmaker Says His Bill Would Have Stopped Reporting of Most 2016 Oil Industry Spills

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service Last week I wrote about HB1151, introduced by state Rep. Roscoe Streyle, a Republican from Minot. The legislation is pretty simple. Show More Summary

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

Contrary to their own scientific intuition, Cornell researchers found that the body size of intertidal oysters didn't change after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. This offers evidence that either the mollusks recovered rapidly or that the accident lacked the severity to affect growth.

Oil Spill Response Continues in Singapore After Containerships Collide

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has reported “good progress” in cleaning up an oil spill after two containerships collided late Tuesday night in the East Johor Strait separating Singapore and Malaysia. The MPA said Friday...Show More Summary

Legislation Would Stop Reporting Small, Contained Oil Spills

There has been a lot of negative attention paid to North Dakota over oil spills, and to a certain point it’s been justified. Oil spills aren’t good. They should get lots of attention. The public absolutely be aware when they happen. But not all oil spills are equal. Some reporters and activist groups are fond...

Shell battles Nigerian communities in high-stakes London lawsuit

LONDON (Reuters) - A court in London will decide in coming weeks whether Royal Dutch Shell can face trial in the UK over oil spill allegations in Nigeria, a decision some legal experts predict could attract more cases against multinationals in Britain.

NOAA in 2017 to award up to $100 million for oil, chemical spill restoration projects

(NOAA Headquarters) In 2017, NOAA Fisheries will award up to $100 million to restoration partners to implement projects addressing habitats and coastlines damaged by oil and chemical spills. The funds used for these awards come from settlements with responsible parties.

Box Ships APL Denver and Wan Hai 301 Collided

The container carriers APL Denver and Wan Hai 301 collided off Pasir Gudang Port in Johor, Malaysia, resulting in an oil spill. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it was notified by the Johor Port Authority (JPA) of a collision…

Bunker Spill After Containerships Collide in East Johor Straits Near Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Nearly 300 tonnes of oil spilled into the narrow strait separating Singapore and Malaysia after a collision between two container vessels, the Singapore Marine Port Authority (MPA) said on Wednesday. There...Show More Summary

Researcher examines role of nonprofits in community recovery from Deepwater Horizon oil spill

(University of Kansas) A grant from the National Academies will enable a researcher at KU to study community cohesion and recovery after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Researcher examines role of nonprofits in community recovery from Deepwater Horizon oil spill

For 87 days starting April 20, 2010, oil flowed freely into the Gulf of Mexico after a deadly explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster spoiled the environment in large parts of the Gulf Coast of the U.S., imperiling communities that rely on Gulf waters for trade and tourism.

300 tonnes of oil spills after Malaysia ship collision

Almost 300 tonnes of oil spilled into Malaysian and Singaporean waters after two container ships collided in a Malaysian port, officials said Wednesday.

New Workboat for Oil Spill Response

An all new workboat, produced by the Portuguese company SWB, Seismic Workboats, Lda headquartered in Peniche, has been designed and developed by engineering teams from Portugal, England, the U.S. and Norway and built at Peniche Shipyard. The…

D.C. Fines Dominion $75,000 For Oil Spill In The Potomac

The mineral oil spill caused a sheen on the Potomac River in February that was linked to the company's Crystal City substation. [ more › ]

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