Marine Oil Spill News

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The collision Wednesday evening near Columbus, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry oil. The cargo tank was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shell swims against oil price tide – Arctic drilling set to commence despite low oil prices

    It’s a gamble – some would say a giant gamble. Before even one litre of oil has been found, the Anglo-Dutch Shell group is believed to have spent more than US$7 billion – just making preparations for its latest Arctic venture. Shell is betting on finding the oil industry’s Holy Grail: according to 2008 estimates by the US Geological Survey, the Arctic contains more than ...


    By Climate News Network

  • California oil spill might be larger than projected

    More than two months after oil from a ruptured pipeline fouled California beaches, documents released Wednesday disclosed that the spill might have been far larger than earlier projected. Plains All American Pipeline had estimated that the May 19 break along a corroded section of pipe near Santa Barbara released up to 101,000 gallons of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Galveston Bay Foundation Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Civic/Non Profit Category

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Civic/Non Profit Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas. “The Gulf of Mexico is a precious natural resource not only to the communities that thrive on its shores but to communities ...

  • 35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

    Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. The spill marked the latest in a series of wrecks across the U.S. and Canada that have highlighted the safety risks of moving crude by rail. No one was reported injured in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • California Oil Spill Cleanup Costs reaches $62 Million

    The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday. Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no timetable for when the cleanup will be complete, Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press. The company is responsible for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

    The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. Others vacuumed up oil from the site of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

    As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters. A National Transportation Safety Board report issued Thursday said the probable cause of the grounding of the company's mobile drilling vessel, the Kulluk, in 2012 was "Shell's ...


    By Associated Press

  • United States issues cleanup order to owner of ruptured Refugio Beach oil pipeline

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude oil leaked from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County, Calif. The order requires Plains Pipeline, L.P. (a.k.a. Plains All American Pipeline), the pipeline owner and operator, to continue its cleanup work inland, beachside, ...

  • Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

    The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Liability Regime for Pipeline Companies

    Bill C-46, a Bill before Parliament, proposes amendments to the National Energy Board Act (RSC1985,cN-7) and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of oceanWednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out. Up to a fifth of that amount - 21,000 gallons - reached the sea, according to estimates. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Pipeline Spills about 21K Gallons off California Coast

    A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA presents award to Oregon 10th grader for work on marine oil spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 is awarding the President’s Environmental Youth Award to 10th grader Sahil Veeramoney for his development of a novel and efficient method to clean up marine oil spills. Veeramoney is a student at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon. “Sahil’s research to protect water resources from oil spills is important for the ...

  • Seattle Mayor: Port needs New permit for Arctic Oil Fleet

    Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit. Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been planning to base its fleet - including a drill rig and two tug boats - at the port's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands

    Spain's government activated an environmental emergency alert Saturday over oil slicks that threaten pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands. The government activated a level 2 alert after analyzing ocean current data from Spain's Oceanographic Institute, saying the slicks could affect the islands' vulnerable coasts. Level 2 is the second highest alert level. The islands are a popular ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. Settles with ExxonMobil over Violations Stemming from 2013 Oil Spill in Mayflower, Arkansas

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipe Line Company (ExxonMobil) have agreed to pay civil penalties, fund an environmental project and implement corrective measures to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and state environmental laws stemming from a 2013 crude oil spill from the ...

  • 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

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