Marine Oil Spill News

  • Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

     Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry. But business and petroleum groups say they want to be able to explore whether significant oil and gas reserves exist that could stabilize energy prices and help the economy overall. ...


    By Associated Press

  • AOPL Releases New Pipeline Safety Statistics & Strategies

    This month the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released their 2015 annual report on liquid pipeline safety in the United States, its reported numbers now entering a debate that has been making headlines in recent months. At the heart of the debate is this question: how safe are our pipelines? Recent Pipeline Leaks Gain Attention In the U.S., two major pipeline leaks in ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Fuel Spill Response Update 2/6/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. NEW- Please visit EPA’s ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/2/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG Status of Response - ...

  • Big Montana oil spill is latest involving pipeline company

    The Wyoming company whose pipeline leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and its sister company have had multiple pipeline spills and federal fines levied against them in the last decade, according to government records. Bridger Pipeline LLC, the operator of the Poplar Pipeline that broke recently near Glendive, Montana, recorded nine pipeline incidents between ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The full environmental impact of the spill, which contaminated two creeks, might not be clear for months. Some previous saltwater spills have taken ...


    By Associated Press

  • Montana oil spill renews worry over safety of old pipelines

    A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive. ...


    By Associated Press

  • City tries to repair contaminated water system after spill

    Authorities were scrambling to decontaminate a water treatment plant serving 6,000 eastern Montana residents after a cancer-causing component of oil was found downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill. Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in Saturday's spill. As residents of Glendive lined up at a distribution center to ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • A final farewell to oil tankers with single hulls

    It took 25 years following the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba`s oil future

    One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action. It's a prospect welcomed by Cubans desperate for economic growth yet deeply concerning for environmentalists and the tourism industry in the region. But a Cuban oil boom is unlikely anytime ...


    By Associated Press

  • Delta Western upgrades Dillingham facility to comply with federal oil spill prevention laws

    Delta Western, Inc. has resolved violations of federal oil spill prevention laws at its facility in Dillingham, Alaska, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice. The facility, which is a critical supplier of fuel to a remote community, is located on the shores of the Nushagak River, home to one of the most productive sockeye salmon ...

  • Texas Company to Pay $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

    Superior Crude Gathering Inc. (Superior Crude) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the consent decree lodged today in federal court, Superior will pay ...

  • Oil boom prompts US to push for crude exports

    Oil and coal producers in the US are planning to use mile-long tanker trains to transport vast quantities of fossil fuels to the coast through areas that environmental groups believe should be protected. The change in world fossil fuel production, consumption and costs caused by tar sands exploitation in Canada and the fracking boom in the US is causing what Bill ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Skimmers Tested to ASTM Standards

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has initiated the testing of stationary skimmer systems owned by BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard. Skimmers will be tested at Ohmsett in multiple oil types to determine Oil Recovery Rate (ORR) and Oil Recovery Efficiency (ORE) using the ASTM F2709 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Recovery ...


    By OHMSETT

  • ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to Pay $1,437,120 Civil Penalty Under Proposed Settlement for Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (ExxonMobil) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s “North Line” pipeline near Torbert, Louisiana, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the consent decree lodged today in federal court, ExxonMobil ...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA, Spectra Energy to conduct oil spill drill in Casper, Wyoming on May 14

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Spectra Energy, and more than two dozen federal, state, county, city and private organizations will participate in an emergency response exercise at locations along Casper Creek and the North Platte River in Casper, Wyoming, on Wednesday, May 14. The full-scale exercise is being conducted by EPA’s National Preparedness for Response Exercise ...

  • Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Virginia

    Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard report on Shell Debacle underscores danger of Arctic drilling

    The U.S. Coast Guard’s long-awaited report on the 2012 grounding of Shell Oil’s Kulluk drill rig near Kodiak Island, Alaska underscores the serious threats posed by drilling in the Arctic Ocean, the Natural Resources Defense Council said. The 152-page report said Shell’s reckless and failed attempt to tow its Arctic Ocean drill rig was riddled with deficient planning and poor ...

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