near-shore oil spill News

  • Interactive oil spill map

    ESRI has created an interactive map containing various sources of information related to the Deepwater Horizon oil Spill near Louisiana, USA. The map indicates the oil areas on the Gulf of Mexico. Optionally, more information can be added to the view. The user can choose to see web links, news, videos, photos and Twitter postings around the area. The map gives an indication of sensitive areas, ...

  • July 6 update on federal response to oil spill near Billings, Montana

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA’s primary concern is ...

  • Thomsea cleans gulf oil spill

    Thomsea is part of a group of French depollution companies visiting the Gulf of Mexico this week. Demonstrations of Thomsea's trawl nets, which have a proven track record of recovering waste from open water and near coastlines, will take place on 26 August in New Orleans. With the growth of sea traffic, the transportation of dangerous materials and the risk of accidents also increase. This ...

  • New rules proposed as 5-year anniversary of oil spill nears

    A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency. The explosion of the Deepwater rig on April 20, 2010, killed 11 people and dumped as many as 172 million gallons of oil into the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA issues order for cleanup of oil spill near lockport, Illinois (IL)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has issued an order setting deadlines for completion of cleanup and restoration work at a site near Lockport, Illinois, where an oil pipeline spill was discovered Tuesday. The pipeline is owned by West Shore Pipe Line Co., and is operated by Buckeye Pipe Line Co., L.P. Approximately 21,000 gallons of oil were released in the vicinity of New Avenue in ...

  • Oil spill monitoring in Western Australia

    EOMAP GmbH & Co has launched several services to support oil spill monitoring using optical satellites. The services were developed for mapping a major ecological disaster: a recent oil spill near the coast of Western Australia.   Oil, gas and condensate started seeping into the Timor Sea on 21st August from a leak 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of ...

  • Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday. Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wescorp Defines Strategy for Gulf of Mexico Spill Remediation and Long-Term Regulatory Implications for Off-Shore Oil and Gas Operations

    CALGARY, Alberta - Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE), a clean water technology company focused on implementing its low-cost solutions into several markets including the oil & gas and marine industries, today further defined its strategy to enter the market to provide services for the oil spill recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Management is in active discussions with contractors and ...


  • EVTN Files Patents for Oil Spill Recovery Technology

    FORTLAUDERDALE, Fla. - Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) today announced that the Company recently filed three patents related to oil spill recovery, more specifically its unique Submersible Voraxial® Separator.  The Submersible Voraxial® Separator will be the principal element in EVTN's strategic initiative to penetrate the oil spill recovery market. ...

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    It"s hard to believe now, as oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon well encroaches on the Louisiana marshes. But it was only six weeks ago that President Obama announced a major push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama"s commitment to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling reflected the widely-held belief that offshore oil operations, once perceived as dirty and dangerous, were now so ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FFT-SolutionTM, Used to Assist In Oil Spill Cleanup

    A new green, toxin free, cost efficient Oil Dispersant has been used to assist in the Oil Spill Remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT-SolutionTM an approved EPA registered chemical is now listed on the ...

  • Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

    Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Large oil spill spreads in Manila Bay

    A large oil spill from an underwater pipe has contaminated waters in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital and prompted authorities on Friday to ban fishing. The coast guard said about 500,000 liters (132,000 gallons) of diesel fuel formed a red slick stretching some 300 square kilometers (116 square miles) near four coastal towns in Cavite ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA responds to Enbridge oil spill in Romeoville (IL)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emergency response personnel were deployed to Romeoville, Ill., this afternoon to investigate and respond to an oil spill from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership. The company notified the National Response Center about the incident at 1:20 p.m. today. “EPA, state and local agencies mobilized immediately to respond to this incident ...

  • Cleaning oil spills with high performance magnets

    MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is reported as one of the US’s worst environmental disasters, costing $40 million.  At the ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • 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 ...

  • Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

    Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution. Besides the possible environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shipwrecks in Kerch Strait Spill Oil, Sulfur Into the Sea

    Stormy seas and gale-force winds in the narrow Kerch Strait between Russia and Ukraine have smashed a Russian oil tanker in half, spilling at least 2,000 metric tonnes of fuel oil, the Russian Ministry for Emergencies said Sunday. Environmentalists and Russian officials are calling it the worst oil spill in the region for decades and 'an ecological catastrophe.' The Kerch Strait divides Russia ...

  • Argentina strives to clean mystery oil spill in Patagonia

    An enormous oil spill of unknown origin has washed ashore in Argentine Patagonia north of Comodoro Rivadavia, fouling beaches and threatening the area's marine life, according to reports released in Buenos Aires by Chubut Environment Minister Monica Raimundo. Comodoro Rivadavia is at the heart of one of Argentina's main oil producing areas in Chubut province.  The four kilometer diameter oil ...

  • Oil spill closes 80 miles of the Mississippi River

    Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot Liberian-flagged oil tanker Tintomara collided with an American Commercial Lines barge that was being pushed by a tug, the ...

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