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Ecuador Oil Spill Blamed on 'human error' Sullies Waters, Local Beach

Jul 20, 2023

An offshore oil spill near Ecuador's coast reached a popular beach on Wednesday, authorities said, while also showing up in nearby waters as one local official blamed 'human error' following a preliminary investigation into the incident. State oil company Petroecuador, which runs the Balao maritime terminal where the spill originated, said in a statement it had mobilized workers to contain it but did not disclose how much crude was unleashed into the ocean…

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…

Oil Tank Platform Collapses, Oil Spills in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

Aug 09, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill after an oil tank platform collapsed at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, on Monday.Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma personnel initially received a notification…

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)…

Repsol's Offshore Oil Unloading Ops Banned in Peru after Oil Spill

Feb 01, 2022

Peru Environment Minister Ruben Ramirez said on Monday the government will temporarily suspend Repsol's offshore oil unloading operations following a spill of over 10,000 barrels that has caused widespread environmental damage.Ramirez said the…

Thai Beach Declared Disaster Area after Offshore Oil Spill

Jan 31, 2022

A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area on Saturday as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash ashore and blacken the sand.The leak from the pipeline owned by Star Petroleum Refining…

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…

VIDEO: Cleanup Underway after Oil Spills Offshore Thailand

Jan 26, 2022

Thailand mobilized its navy and other agencies on Wednesday to contain an oil spill after an estimated 160,000 liters (35,195 gallons) leaked from an undersea pipeline about 20 km (12.4 miles) off its industrialized eastern seaboard.The leak…

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…

KOTUG Canada Bags Charters for Three Vessels

Dec 08, 2021

Marine services and towage firm KOTUG Canada Inc., a partnership between KOTUG International and Canada’s Horizon Maritime Inc., has won a long-term agreement with Trans Mountain, operator of Canada’s only oil pipeline servicing the West Coast…

Amplify Energy Pulls Full-year Outlook after California Offshore Oil Spill

Nov 15, 2021

Amplify Energy Corp withdrew its full-year forecast on Monday, saying that a large oil spill from one of its subsea pipelines in southern California last month forced it to shut its operations in the region.In mid-October, the U.S. Coast Guard said about 588 barrels (25…

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…

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