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Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

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.

Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested

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

WPI, BSEE, and the US Coast Guard successfully test a novel oil spill cleanup technology

(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 House signs off on plan to hand oil spill money

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 »

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

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

2 weeks agoArts : 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.

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