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The Environment / Oil Spills

Canada Sends Billion-Dollar Message to Oil Industry

Feb 04, 2013 at 14:25 | Jen Alic

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper may be about to get tough on offshore oil developers and pipeline companies with legislation that could make them liable for billions of dollars in…

Top Ten Costs of the BP Oil Spill that won't be Covered by the $4.5 Billion Fine

Nov 16, 2012 at 15:18 | Juan Cole

BP recently agreed to pay a fine of some $4.5 billion dollars from the US Department of Justice for malfeasance in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest fine…

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

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:21 | Climate Progress

An investigation of pipeline accident reports from the last ten years has revealed that the much touted leak detection systems employed by pipeline companies only catch one out of twenty…

Bacteria Consumed Over 200,000 Tons of Oil from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:29 | Futurity

Over a period of five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bacteria consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the Gulf of…

The Horrifying Effects of a Canadian Tar Sands Oil Spill

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:45 | James Burgess

Part of the US’s attempts to secure energy independence involves increasing the imports from friendly neighbours such as Canada. This has led to a large number of new pipelines spreading…

Shell Confirm that they Cannot Recover 95% of an Arctic Oil Spill, Only Find it

Jul 04, 2012 at 15:41 | Climate Progress

As Shell’s rigs head toward the Arctic to exploit melting sea ice to drill for more oil, the company took a small step this weekend in clarifying what would happen…

Chevron's Third World Woes

Jun 05, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

Chevron is revered in Wall St. and City of London for its massive abilities as a money machine. Last year Chevron, the United States’ largest oil and gas company after…

Michigan Oil Spill Highlights Need for Safety Overhaul

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge is in the hot seat for an oil spill from a ruptured line in southern Michigan. Crews in Marshall, Mich., are still working to clean up…

Shareholders Urge Chevron to Accept $18 Billion Ecuadorian Court Judgement

May 25, 2012 at 16:44 | Energy Digital

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined with 39 other investors from the United States, Canada and Europe, with a combined total of $580 billion in assets under management,…

Even Keel Needed off Coast of Brazil

Mar 25, 2012 at 10:44 | Daniel J. Graeber

An oil spill off the coast of Brazil has sparked a political firestorm in what may one day be a global production leader. The Brazilian government is throwing the books…

Energy Pragmatism Dies in New Zealand

Feb 27, 2012 at 17:04 | Daniel J. Graeber

Shell won approval from the U.S. government for its oil spill response plan for work the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. Washington said it welcomed the "science-based" approach…

Chevron's Underhand Tactics to Avoid Paying for Worlds Worst Oil Disaster

Feb 15, 2012 at 16:51 | Energy Digital

The Andean Commission of Jurists and five prestigious international law experts from around the world have joined a growing chorus of criticism targeting Chevron's attempt to use a secret investor…

In Warning to Polluters, Brazil to Impose Record Fine on Chevron and Transocean

Dec 21, 2011 at 12:16 | John Daly

On 8 November oil began leaking from well 9-FR-50DP-RJS in 3,930 feet of water in Brazil’s Campo de Frade offshore field, 230 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro state in…

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of its Involvement in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Dec 07, 2011 at 17:55 | Energy Digital

BP claims Halliburton Energy Services Inc. intentionally destroyed evidence that proved the firm shared the blame for last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to BP's federal court…

A Look at Oil Spills and Oil Spill Prevention

Aug 18, 2011 at 07:58 | Andy Soos

Leaks happen whether anyone wants them to or not. All that can be done is to try to anticipate them and prevent them by useful maintenance and repairs before the…

Private Investigators Findings on the Deepwater Horizon Commission Report

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:53 | David Whelpton

A Closer Look at The Commission Report on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has released its report to…

Methane Gas Concentration at Normal Levels in Gulf of Mexico Following Spill

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:27 | Andy Soos

There is a relationship between known hydrocarbon (oil and natural gas) discoveries at great depth in the Gulf of Mexico and hydrocarbon seepage such as Methane at the seafloor. Chemosynthetic…

Methane From Deepwater Horizon Spill Being Consumed by Microbes 100 Times Faster Than Expected

Oct 28, 2010 at 11:16 | David Gabel

The Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrible environmental disaster which caused the release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Methane, a natural greenhouse gas, was…

Climate Change a Major Factor in Weather Related Natural Disasters – Munich Re

Oct 04, 2010 at 13:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has cited climate change as a major factor in the “marked increase” in worldwide weather-related natural disasters in the first nine months of the year. The…

So, What Did Happen After the Chinese Oil-Spill?

Sep 09, 2010 at 14:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

On the 16th of July, China experienced its first major oil-spill. The Chinese incident was also caused by an explosion (this time during the transfer of oil from a tanker…

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