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Oil Spill Spotted Near Kazakh Oil Field in Caspian Sea

Apr 02, 2024

An ecological organization in Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that a large oil spill had been captured by satellite imagery in the northern Caspian Sea near Kazakhstan's giant Kashagan oil field.Galina Chernova of the Globus environmental organization posted on Facebook that a slick of around 7 sq km (2.7 sq miles) had formed, citing images from Sentinel-1A, a European satellite.Kashagan, one of Kazakhstan's largest oil fields…

Giant Kazakh Oil Field Operator Denies Spill Reports

Apr 03, 2024

The operator of Kazakhstan's giant offshore Kashagan oilfield denied reports of an oil spill near the field and said on Tuesday its facilities were working normally.Globus, an ecological organization in the Central Asian nation, said earlier…

No Remaining Recoverable Oil Sheen Seen off California

Mar 10, 2024

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday it did not observe any remaining recoverable oil sheen during a morning overflight off the coast of Huntington beach, California.On Friday, the agency said it was trying to identify the source of an oil spill off the coast after the sheen…

Talos Sees 'Immaterial' Impact in Q4 from Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Dec 07, 2023

U.S. oil and gas producer Talos Energy said on Thursday it expects the impact related to the Main Pass Oil Gathering pipeline shut-in following an oil spill to be immaterial to its fourth-quarter results.The oil spill was first observed on Nov…

Oil Spill at TotalEnergies' Field Off Nigeria Under Control, Agency Says

Nov 23, 2023

Nigerian authorities are closely monitoring and working to contain an oil spill that occurred during loading operations at the TotalEnergies-operated Egina field on Nov. 15, the maritime agency said on Wednesday.The Nigerian Maritime Administration…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Shuts in Around 3% of Daily Output

Nov 23, 2023

Around 61,165 barrels of daily oil output from at least six producers, making up about 3% of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, has been shut in by Third Coast Infrastructure's underwater pipeline leak, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Impacting Several Producers

Nov 22, 2023

U.S. officials said on Tuesday that seven energy companies have been impacted by an oil discharge near Main Pass Oil Gathering Co's (MPOG) pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico that is estimated to have released more than a million gallons of crude oil…

U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Nov 20, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard was leading an oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, partnering with local and federal agencies and companies after a Main Pass Oil Gathering Co (MPOG) underwater pipeline began leaking.The crude oil pipeline…

HMDC to Pay $400,000 for 2019 Oil Spill Offshore Canada

Aug 02, 2023

Canadian oil firm Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) will pay $400,000 for a 2019 offshore oil spill, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said Tuesday.According to C-NLOPB, HMDC has pled guilty…

Pemex Downplays Impact of Offshore Oil Spill

Jul 27, 2023

The chief executive officer of Mexican state energy oil Pemex on Wednesday sought to downplay an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this month, saying it was quickly fixed and less serious than academics had calculated.Pemex has been under intense…

'Too Late' - Nigerian Claimants Denied Right to Sue Shell Over 'Devastating' 2011 Offshore Oil Spill

May 10, 2023

The UK Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that it was too late for Nigerian claimants to sue two Shell subsidiaries over a 2011 offshore oil spill they say had a devastating long-term impact on the coastal area where they live.The case was one…

Thailand Rushes to Avert Spill After Fatal Accident on Oil Storage Ship

Mar 16, 2023

Authorities in Thailand on Thursday were working to avert a leak from a storage vessel carrying 400,000 barrels of crude oil.One crew member was killed after seawater entered the hull of the Benchamas 2 when a seal malfunctioned during maintenance earlier this week…

Production Resumes from Cidade de Anchieta FPSO After January 2022 Shutdown

Dec 20, 2022

Dutch FPSO leasing company SBM Offshore said Tuesday that production had resumed from its FPSO Cidade de Anchieta, offshore Brazil, after a lengthy shutdown.The Cidade de Anchieta, under contract with Petrobras in Brazil, has been shut down since January 22…

Amplify Energy to Pay $5M to Settle Criminal Charges over California Oil Spill

Sep 12, 2022

California officials [last] Thursday said Amplify Energy Corp agreed to plead no contest to six criminal charges and pay nearly $5 million in penalties and fines in connection with a crude oil spill last year that killed birds and fouled beaches…

Amplify Energy to Pay $13M to Settle Charges over California Offshore Oil Spill

Aug 29, 2022

A Texas oil company agreed to plead guilty to criminal negligence charges and pay nearly $13 million for a crude oil spill that killed wildlife and fouled southern California beaches, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Amplify Energy Corp repeatedly…

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