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  • Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/tow tank.  That’s where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field. With the emphasis on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, you can increase your proficiency using ...


    By OHMSETT

  • WWF Report Shows Limited Response Possible to Arctic Oil Spill

    If a major oil spill happened in the Arctic today, it would be impossible to clean it up much of the time. In fact, WWF analysis of National Energy Board (NEB) commissioned research indicates a clean-up would not be possible 44 to 84 per cent of the short Arctic drilling season. For the remaining seven or eight months of the year, during the ice-covered winter, no spill cleanup would be ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA approved for up to $13 million to fund federal oil spill response

    EPA has received approval for up to $13 million to fund the federal government’s operations in response to the spill. EPA has the role of Federal On-Scene Coordinator for this incident. EPA can request additional funding if it determines more is needed. The federal government intends to seek full reimbursement for all costs incurred in connection with this incident from the responsible ...

  • Marine spill response corporation: nexen and statoil sign agreements With MSRC for spill response services in Gulf of Mexico

    (Marketwire) - Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC have signed agreements with the Marine Preservation Association (MPA) and the Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) that are expected to enhance the spill response plans of the companies and strengthen environmental protection in the Gulf of Mexico. Along with Marine Preservation Association members BP, Chevron, ...

  • Lamor takes part in Arctic oil spill response exercise held by Gazprom Neft

    Lamor attended an intensive Arctic oil spill response exercise held by Gazprom Neft over the Easter Weekend, March 25-28. The Arctic drill took place around the Prirazlomnoye drilling and production platform located on the Pechora Sea shelf, 60 kilometers offshore. The purpose of the exercise was to test and assess the response procedures and effectiveness of equipment in real Arctic conditions, ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • BP Products North America to Improve Spill Response Preparedness at Oil Terminals Nationwide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a $210,000 penalty and implement an enhanced oil spill response program at its oil terminals nationwide, as well as a comprehensive compliance audit to resolve alleged violations of oil spill response regulations at its Curtis Bay Terminal in Md. The enhanced ...

  • BP outlines plan for controlling oil spill

    BP, the party responsible for the cleanup of oil spilling as a result of the sinking of the semisubmersible drilling platform Deepwater Horizon last week, on Sunday outlined a spill response plan that includes drilling relief wells and permanent capping of the well from which the sunken rig was extracting oil. The Deepwater Horizon sank two days after an explosion and fire at 10 p.m. last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Towable bladder for oil spill recovery applications

    Our Granite Environmentasl towable bladder tanks are an easy way to add capacity to oil recovery equipment used in water response situation. They are easy to deploy as floating bladder tanks in the water or can be used for additional storage capacity on land, thus being very flexible for response situations. These bladders come in a range of sizes and can ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed to the shoreline, where they discovered oil flowing across a beach and into the Pacific. What was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Spill Reported in the Great Bear Rainforest

    The Gitga'at Nation of Hartley Bay is reporting an oil spill, between two and five miles long and 200 feet wide inside the Grenville Channel, not far from the proposed tanker route for the Enbridge Gateway pipeline. The spill was spotted by a commercial pilot and reported to the Gitga'at Nation and the Canadian Coast Guard yesterday evening. A Coast Guard landing craft from Prince Rupert is on ...


    By Marketwire

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • Raging Floodwaters Cause Kansas Refinery Oil Spill

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, July 3, 2007 (ENS) - Emergency management officials are trying to contain damage from an oil refinery spill in Coffeyville, Kansas that occurred over the weekend when raging floodwaters breached a levee Sunday as heavy rains swept the southeastern section of the state. At the Coffeyville Resources Refinery more than 42,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the overflowing ...

  • Cleanup work after BP oil spill end in 3 states

    Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday. The London-based oil giant said the Coast Guard has concluded "active cleanup operations" in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, but the work continues along 84 miles of Louisiana's shoreline. The cleanup by BP contractors ended last Friday in Alabama, on June 1 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Inaccurate data impeding reaction to oil and gas spills, say researchers

    Regulators from four major oil and gas producing nations vary greatly in their transparency and environmental accountability when disclosing data on hydrocarbon spills in their national waters, according to new research. Oil and gas operators are required to report data on spillage as part of the regulatory process. Cumulative accidental spills from oil and gas extraction at sea significantly ...

  • OSHA chief concerned oil spill workers being short shrifted on training

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels today said the administration has received reports that Gulf Coast oil spill clean-up workers are not receiving proper training. In response, he issued the following statement: "Employees hired to be supervisors in the onshore and marine cleanup are required to receive extensive training. A rigorous 40-hour program is required under ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Gulf Restoration Groups Praise Historic Settlement for Oil Spill

     Gulf restoration and economic development groups lauded the announcement today from the Department of Justice that it has reached an historic settlement with Transocean for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Today's $1.4 billion settlement will be paid under the Clean Water Act for civil and criminal penalties. A significant portion of those funds will be used to restore the Gulf, as ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Total to compensate Erika oil spill third parties to tune of €192m

    Following the verdict announced by the Paris Criminal Court on January 16, 2008, Total has decided:to immediately pay compensation to the victims of pollution, in full and final settlement, as ordered by the court; to appeal a verdict that it deems unfair and that runs counter to the intended aim of enhancing maritime transportation safety. Total will be immediately paying the court-ordered ...


    By Total Energy Services

  • Implications of the gulf of Mexico oil spill for the UK (oral parliamentary statement)

    The House will wish to join me in expressing our deepest sympathy for those bereaved or injured in the explosion on 20 April. And for all the individuals and communities affected by spilling oil or fearing that they will be affected over the days and weeks to come. Our thoughts must be first with them. On 20 April, an explosion and subsequent fire on board a drilling rig operated by Transocean ...

  • UK government to start quicker publication of oil spill data

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry has announced that oil spill data will be made public by the Government more quickly after stressing the importance of dealing with the Elgin gas leak in an open and transparent way. Speaking at a joint press conference held today in Aberdeen with Philippe Guys Managing Director, Total E&P UK of TOTAL, Charles Hendry praised the oil firm for their swift and ...

  • Gannet oil spill: Written Ministerial Statement by Chris Huhne

    An oil release from a pipeline in Shell’s Gannet F development, totalling approximately 218 tonnes1, occurred during the period from 10th to 19th August 2011. The oil dispersed naturally well away from the shore and the UK-Norway median line, and there has been no evidence of any significant environmental impact to date resulting from this release. An oil sheen on the sea surface was ...

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