• 5 minutes Global Economy-Bad Days Are coming
  • 8 minutes IT IS FINISHED. OPEC Victorious
  • 14 minutes Venezuela continues to sink in misery
  • 17 minutes Could Tesla Buy GM?
  • 29 mins OPEC Cuts Deep to Save Cartel
  • 16 mins Paris Is Burning Over Climate Change Taxes -- Is America Next?
  • 7 hours Price Decline in Chinese Solar Panels
  • 1 hour What will the future hold for nations dependent on high oil prices.
  • 8 hours And the War on LNG is Now On
  • 12 hours Alberta Cuts Push Prices Too High
  • 22 mins Rage Without Proof: Maduro Accuses U.S. Official Of Plotting Venezuela Invasion
  • 2 hours How High Can Oil Prices Rise? (Part 2 of my previous thread)
  • 1 hour U.S. Senate Advances Resolution To End Military Support For Saudis In Yemen
  • 4 hours USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in Texas and New Mexico
  • 1 day Congrats: 4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year
  • 8 hours Rigs Down
Oil Majors Cautious But Upbeat About 2019

Oil Majors Cautious But Upbeat About 2019

Oil majors ConocoPhilips and Hess…

OPEC Sees Demand For Its Crude Oil Lower In 2019

OPEC Sees Demand For Its Crude Oil Lower In 2019

OPEC expects demand for its…

Oil Spill Clean Ups Begin in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy's Destruction

Not only has hurricane Sandy halted everyday life for large swathes of the US, causing floods, fires, and massive amounts of property damage; it has also caused several oil spills around the country.

As Sandy hit on Monday, a storage tank at a facility owned by Motiva Enterprises LLC, a joint venture between Shell and Saudi Refining Inc., ruptured releasing nearly diesel into the New Jersey waterway.

Workers at the storage facility were last night in the process of using a vacuum truck to try and suck up the contaminated water, however the size of the spill has been described as significant, and one that will take many months to clean up.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA) 8,300 barrels of diesel and bio diesel was spilt as the tank ruptured.

Related Article: Pipeline Companies Leak Detection System Only Detects 1 out of 20 Oil Spills

The US Coast Guard, in its efforts to clean up after Sandy’s passing, has requested help from scientific institutions such as the NOAA in dealing with three separate oil spills.

Motiva, the owner of the facility, has faced pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency before, when back in 2001 an explosion at their refinery released over one million gallons of sulphuric acid.

By. Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News