Oil Stop Division of AMPOL American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL)

Oil Stop Division of AMPOL American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL)

American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL) is a full service environmental remediation company and contractor that specializes in inland, nearshore, and offshore emergency response and hazardous waste remediation. The Oil Stop Division manufactures products for oil spill control, turbidity control curtains for marine construction, temporary liquid storage options, aquatic invasive species control, floating debris control, and custom floating curtains for solids control (mining), marine life excluders, and wastewater lagoon baffles. Oil Stop specializes in designing permanent installations for docks and desalination plants.

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401 W. Admiral Doyle Drive , New Iberia , LA 70560 USA
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Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL) is a full service environmental remediation company and contractor that specializes in inland, nearshore, and offshore emergency response and hazardous waste remediation. Serving oil and gas companies, industrial companies and government agencies, AMPOL provides emergency and nonemergency toxic and hazardous materials containment, collection and assistance with transport and disposal.

AMPOL has been recognized by the United States Department of Labor and the Louisiana Workmen’s Compensation Corporation for its excellent safety record. AMPOL maintains one of the largest and most thorough inventories of spill response equipment in the Gulf of Mexico region.

AMPOL is United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) certified. With the most experienced and best trained field staff in the business, AMPOL has an extensive emergency response force that provides quick mobilization and professional execution. Complementing our spill response services are full service packages we provide for Asbestos / Lead / Mold & Mildew Abatement, NORM, Confined Space Entry & Rescue Standby, Site Remediation, and Tank Cleaning needs. All services can deploy to any location, 24/7, for emergency response or projects.

AMPOL was founded by CEO/President Kirk Headley in 1993 as a response to the booming oil and gas industry in South Louisiana. In recent years, AMPOL has rapidly expanded from our corporate headquarters in New Iberia, LA and Oil Stop office in Harvey, LA to a total of six offices along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas, including Bayou Vista, Chalmette, Venice and Port Arthur.

Over the years, AMPOL has earned its reputation as an elite intercontinental environmental services and emergency response company. Our commitment to customer satisfaction fuels our drive to improve techniques, identify innovative technology through aggressive research and development, and apply our resources to that commitment. Our team’s dedication to be ready to respond continues to propel AMPOL’s reputation as the industry leader in total environmental solutions. As many milestones as our company has already achieved, its future looks even brighter.


Since 1990, Oil Stop, a division American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), has been a leading global provider and manufacturer of innovative products designed specifically for oil spill response and pollution control. Oil Stop has delivered its manufactured products to 41 countries. Some projects required specific designs, or combinations of products, in which Oil Stop specializes. Oil Stop provides AMPOL with the distinct advantage as an environmental contractor with its own pollution control manufacturing arm.

Oil Stop’s 50,000 square foot facility in Harvey (New Orleans), Louisiana is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools, and provides for ample production capacity, storage, and distribution. The management team has over 80 years of combined experience in manufacturing oil pollution control products. Oil Stop is ISO-9001 certified since 2002 and holds several patents for pollution control products. Oil Stop has sales offices in New Iberia, Louisiana, Houston, Texas, and sales agents in several countries worldwide.

Oil Stop offers a full range of oil spill control equipment including oil spill containment boom, temporary liquid storage options and oil skimmers. Ancillary equipment and accessories offered by Oil Stop include boom reels, power packs, inflation blowers, turbidity control curtains, flood control barriers, decontamination pools, and installation accessories.

Oil Stop supplies oil spill control equipment to major oil companies and oil spill cooperatives, and includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and other federal, state, and local government agencies as regular customers. Additionally, Oil Stop has supplied its products to national oil companies, coast guards, and militaries, and contractors worldwide.

Oil Stop has a GSA (United States General Services Administration) contract for its products.

  • Inflatable Containment Booms
  • Auto Booms
  • Response-Able Booms
  • Fast Sweep
  • Collapsible Containers
  • Fence Booms
  • Permanent Oil Booms
  • Floating Nets
  • Inflation Blowers & Power Packs
  • Boom Reels
  • Spill Cure
  • Rapid Pack
  • Boom Transport & Containers
  • Flood Stop
  • Fast Erect Pools
  • Towable Bladders
  • Pillow Tanks
  • Decontamination Pools
  • Open Top Reservoirs
  • Silt Curtains & Baffles
  • Oil Skimmers
  • Submerged Oil Recovery Systems
  • Custom Storage Containers
  • Boom Trailers
  • Boom Accessories