Oil Leaks News

  • Homeowners warned to check for oil tank leaks

    Homeowners across the South West are being warned to check their oil storage tanks this winter to help save money and the environment. The Environment Agency is urging residents across the region to check their heating oil storage tanks, especially in the wake of the high winds that battered everyone during the St Jude storm, to help avoid expensive leaks or spills which can also harm the ...

  • Statement on approval of plan to remove oil in Gannet pipeline

    The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) has approved Shell UK’s plans to remove oil contained in the Gannet pipeline. The operation will recover the majority of the oil remaining in the carrier pipe, at a water depth of 91m (300ft), following an oil leak from the pipeline that was successfully stopped in August 2011. The flowlines of the ...

  • United States Coast Guard Testimonial

    One of our auxiliarists, Kristoffer A. Diel, has informed me of your generous donation of a 1000 foot roll of your oil barrier in support of cleaner marinas and the Turbo Turtle Race Day at Woodlake Elementary School.  The roll, valued around $600.00, has been used in multiple venues so far and has been found easy to transport and use. Less than a month ago, there was a vessel that sank at ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • Update on Shell`s Gannet Alpha platform oil leak

    Statement by the Secretary of State's representative, Hugh Shaw Speaking in Aberdeen today, Mr Hugh Shaw said: “As the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention I was notified on Friday evening of the Shell Gannet Alpha oil spill incident. “My role since then is to monitor and approve Shell’s response to the ...

  • Statement on oil leak from pipeline at the Gannet Alpha platform

    Following an oil leak reported from Gannet F subsea installation, 176km east of Aberdeen on 10 August 2011 a DECC spokesman said: “Shell has informed us that the oil leak at its pipeline at the Gannet Alpha platform east of Aberdeen is under control and has now been greatly reduced. They are working to completely halt any further leakage. “DECC’s environmental inspectors ...

  • Envisat captures South Korea’s crude oil leak

    Crude oil from the wrecked 146 000-ton tanker, Hebei Spirit, is seen polluting the sea off South Korea in this Envisat image. More than 10 000 tons of oil from the tanker is reported to have leaked into the sea since colliding with another vessel on Friday 7 December. The South Korean government has declared the coastal regions, located southwest of Seoul, where oil is washing onto their beaches ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Oil Leak in Alabama Contained

    MOBILE, Alabama (ENS) - A crude oil storage tank leaked some 300 barrels of oil into a drainage ditch at an oil containment farm here today. The oil in the drainage ditch has been contained, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which responded to the spill. Crews have deployed a containment boom and are working to recover the oil. The oil in the storage container, which holds ...

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