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Appeals Court Revives BP’s Fight Over Deepwater Cleanup Workers’ Claims

Jan 20, 2022

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a fight between BP, two contractors, and an insurance company over who should pay for thousands of personal injury claims brought by cleanup workers after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in 2010.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed most of a lower court’s rulings for contractors National Response Corp and O’Brien’s Resource Management…

Oil Spills from Jadestone's Montara Venture FPSO Offshore Australia. Output Shut

Jun 24, 2022

Oil spilled last week at Jadestone's Montara field offshore Australia, during crude oil transfer between two crude oil tanks onboard the Montara Venture FPSO, forcing the company to shut down production from the offshore fied.'During the transfer…

Perenco Declares Force Majeure after Oil Terminal Leak in Gabon

May 06, 2022

Anglo-French oil company Perenco has declared force majeure for 150 days following a leak at its Cap Lopez oil terminal in Gabon last week, a company spokesperson said on Friday.Overall production shut down is estimated at 50,000 barrels of oil per day…

Oil Spills from Eni's Irish Sea Pipeline

Feb 16, 2022

Oil has spilled from an Eni-operated oil pipeline in the Irish Sea, the UK Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Hands MP said on Twitter Tuesday.'I am being kept regularly updated following a release of oil from a pipeline in the Irish Sea…

Thailand Deploys Ships to Contain Second Oil Leak Off East Coast

Feb 10, 2022

Ships were deployed in Thailand on Thursday to contain a fresh oil spill off its eastern coast, authorities said, two weeks after an undersea pipeline leak in the same area damaged coastal communities and marine life.The pipeline, owned by Star Petroleum Refining Public Company (SPRC)…

Oil Workers Race to Protect Beaches from Spill Offshore Thailand

Jan 28, 2022

Hundreds of workers set up oil barriers along beach fronts in Thailand's eastern Rayong province on Friday as authorities raced to limit the environmental damage from gallons of oil that leaked from an underwater pipeline earlier this week.The…

Peru Investigating Possibility of Second Repsol Offshore Oil Spill

Jan 26, 2022

Peru's environmental regulatory agency said on Wednesday it was investigating the possibility that Spanish energy company Repsol SA was responsible for a second oil spill in as many weeks off the country's central Pacific coast.The suspected…

Taylor Energy, U.S. Feds Reach $475M Settlement in Longest-running Offshore Oil Spill

Dec 23, 2021

Oil company Taylor Energy Co LLC agreed to transfer a $432 million cleanup trust account to the U.S. government and pay an additional $43 million to resolve a lawsuit over its role in the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history under a proposed deal filed in New Orleans federal court on Wednesday…

Regulator Lays Charges Over 2018 Canada Oil Spill

Oct 19, 2021

The Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board said on Tuesday that it has laid three charges following a 2018 oil spill off Canada's Atlantic Coast.The board said it laid the charges against Husky Oil Operations Limited for the spill in the White Rose Field…

U.S. Coast Guard Boards Containership in Connection to California Pipeline Oil Spill

Oct 18, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship on Saturday in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.The spill released some 3…

Despite Preparation, California Pipeline Operator May Have Taken Hours to Stop Offshore Leak

Oct 08, 2021

The company that operates the pipeline that spilled an estimated 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean off California has an 800-page manual on handling an oil spill - but it is unclear whether its employees followed those procedures.Houston…

Why Is It So Hard to Clean Up An Offshore Oil Spill?

Oct 05, 2021

Oil spills into ocean waters, subject to winds and tides and spreading swiftly over wide areas, are difficult to clean up.The 3,000-barrel weekend spill off the coast of southern California is nowhere near as disastrous as mega-spills like the…

Anchor Strike May Have Caused California Oil Spill

Oct 04, 2021

More oil from a massive offshore spill landed on the southern California shore on Monday, with beaches closed and dead fish and birds washing up on shore as officials investigated whether a ship anchor striking a pipeline could have triggered the leak…

'Catastrophic' California Offshore Oil Spill Kills Fish, Damages Wetlands

Oct 04, 2021

A large oil spill off the southern California coast left fish dead, birds mired in petroleum and wetlands contaminated, prompting local officials to call it an environmental catastrophe.The U.S. Coast Guard, heading a clean-up response involving federal…

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Platforms and Pipelines

Sep 08, 2021

Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area refineries, oil platforms and subsea pipelines, say experts.On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it was investigating nearly…

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