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Posted: 03.28.2017

... the Delta community for its slow response in cleaning up the two oil spill incidents in 2008. Amidst almost a decade-long effort, Shell wasn’t able to fully contain the spill. However, there is a possibility that the clean-up might start next month.

 

As oil output grows, BP keeps refining stable, expands retail

Posted: 03.28.2017

in part to raise money for litigation costs relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company has sold or converted 16 plants since 2000 and today operates or has a stake in 11 refineries and 17 petrochemicals plants. It is seeking to sell its 50 ...

 

Indonesia to sue PTTEP eight years after Montara oil spill

Posted: 03.28.2017

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has decided to file a civil lawsuit against PTT Exploration and Production Company (PTTEP) Australasia in April 2017 over an oil spill in Timor Sea in East Nusa Tenggara that occurred eight years ago. The explosion that ...

 

Crude spill hits Jose oil terminal in Venezuela

Posted: 03.28.2017

HOUSTON/CARACAS, March 29 (Reuters) - Operations at Venezuela's main oil-exporting port Jose were hit by a crude oil spill on Tuesday, union sources and shipping agents told Reuters. A break in a pipeline that runs from the oil terminal to a single buoy ...

 

Legislature cuts reporting requirement for oil field spills

Posted: 03.28.2017

The state Senate has approved a measure to put a 10-barrel floor on reportable oil spills - if they're contained on the well pad. The bill does not eliminate the requirement to clean up all spills. Sen. Jessica Unruh, R-Beulah, said well pads are created ...

 

Protecting Fresno County Waterways from Oil Spills

Posted: 03.28.2017

You've likely seen these images before. Seagulls and other waterfowl being scrubbed clean from the effects of an oil spill on the coast. But oil spill accidents and their damaging results can happen inland too. Last December's deadly crash of an ...

 

Shell Throws The Blame To Residents on Slow Cleanup of Oil Spills In Nigeria

Posted: 03.28.2017

(Photo : John Li / Getty Images) Shell stressed that they have already laid out the plans to cleanup the oil spill in Nigeria's Delta community. Both parties agreed to start the project in April. Oil and petroleum giant Shell blamed the Nigerian residents ...

 

Coast Guard to conduct drill on oil spill containment

Posted: 03.28.2017

The Coast Guard is set to hold a mock drill on April 17 to validate its standard operating procedure for shoreline cleanup after an oil spill scenario. The mock drill will be conducted in two phases. Towards this, a training session on contingency measures ...

 

Whale of a problem: 600,000-pound wreck leaves agency pondering ‘whimsical’ salvage options

Posted: 03.28.2017

BAY CENTER — With the R/V Hero oil spill now mostly under control, state agencies and oyster growers are trying to solve other problems that arose when the derelict Antarctic research vessel sank on March 4. There are still unresolved questions about who ...

 

Coleman Oil identified as source of biodiesel spill in Columbia River

Posted: 03.28.2017

In Washington state, a coordinated investigation by state and federal authorities in Wenatchee has identified Coleman Oil, Inc., a fueling facility near the Columbia River, as the source of the biodiesel spill that has been leaking into the river.

 

Shell Throws The Blame To Residents on Slow Cleanup of Oil Spills In Nigeria

Posted: 03.28.2017

(Photo : John Li / Getty Images) Shell stressed that they have already laid out the plans to cleanup the oil spill in Nigeria's Delta community. Both parties agreed to start the project in April. Oil and petroleum giant Shell blamed the Nigerian residents ...

 

Firms, residents clean up oil spill

Posted: 03.28.2017

Oil and gas companies Chevron Indonesia and state-owned PT Pertamina, together with the people of Tanjung Tengah in North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan, managed to clean up spilled oil along the Tanjung Jumlai beach regardless of the companies ...

 

North Dakota Senate approves bill that reduces oil spill reporting

Posted: 03.28.2017

Senate lawmakers voted 31-14 Monday to raise the threshold for reporting oil spills, a proposal the oil industry supported but many landowners opposed. Under House Bill 1151, the oil industry will no longer have to report spills of oil, produced water or ...

 

Shell Company To Start Clean-Up Operation For 2008 Nigerian Oil Spill

Posted: 03.28.2017

Shell Company has been making efforts for the clean-up of the 2008 Nigerian oil spill. The clean-up is expected to start in April. Last 2015, the Royal Dutch Shell agreed to a 55 million pound ($68.62 million) settlement with the Bodo community in Nigeria.

 

Indonesia to sue PTTEP eight years after Montara oil spill

Posted: 03.28.2017

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has decided to file a civil lawsuit against PTT Exploration and Production Company (PTTEP) Australasia in April 2017 over an oil spill in Timor Sea in East Nusa Tenggara that occurred eight years ago. The explosion that ...

 

NK Lukoil : LUKOIL AND GAZPROM NEFT PRACTISE OIL SPILL RESPONSE IN ARCTIC

Posted: 03.28.2017

LUKOIL and Gazprom neft ran joint exercise 'Arctic-2017' to simulate oil spill response in ice conditions in Arkhangelsk region. The exercise took place in the Barents Sea, near the Varandey fixed ice-resistant offloading terminal and Prirazlomnaya ice ...

 

ND Lawmakers allow for oil spills up to 10 barrels to go unreported

Posted: 03.27.2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) There will be far fewer oil spills reported in North Dakota over the next several years, but not because the number decreased. The state Senate approved a bill raising the threshold of a spill that needs to be reported from a single ...

 

Oil spill response training held in Quang Ninh

Posted: 03.27.2017

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Some 200 people from oil exploiting and transporting companies and organisations in the northern province of Quang Ninh were provided with necessary knowledge and skills to respond to oil spills during a training course held in the ...

 

NPDC, House of Reps at loggerheads over oil spill

Posted: 03.27.2017

Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, is on a collision course with the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions over oil spillage in Ward 10, Ikara community of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Edo State. House of ...

 

Whistleblower Accuses Shell of Concealing Data on Nigerian Oil Spills

Posted: 03.27.2017

A whistleblower and former Project Director of the Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI), Mr. Kay Holtzman, has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of concealing data on the health effects of two major oil spills on Nigerian communities.

 

Summer 2010 - Oil Spill vs Hurricane Claims

1. How concerned are you about working Hurricane claims in the areas impacted by the oil spill?

Concerned (52) 9%
Very Concerned (28) 5%
Extremely Concerned (33) 6%
Not worried at all, just give me the claims (446) 77%
I will not work claims in areas impacted by the oil. (18) 3%