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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 3,000 barrels (126,000 gallons) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean, killing wildlife, blackening the coastline and forcing officials to close beaches south of Los Angeles…

Southern California: Beaches to Reopen After Offshore Oil Spill

Oct 11, 2021

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.City and state beaches of Huntington Beach city will reopen as water quality testing…

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…

California Lawmakers Look to Ban Offshore Drilling after Spill

Oct 06, 2021

Democratic members of Congress from California seized on the oil spill off the state's coast to promote federal legislation to ban all offshore oil drilling, as investigators searched for what caused the pipeline to burst.About 3,000 barrels (126…

Pipeline from California Offshore Oil Spill was Moved 32 Meters Along Sea Floor

Oct 06, 2021

A section of the oil pipeline that burst off the Southern California coast was displaced 105 feet (32 meters) across the ocean floor, officials said on Tuesday, fueling speculation that a ship's anchor may have caused the environmental disaster…

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…

Coast Guard: No Active Discharge Near Reported Oil Spill Sites in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 06, 2021

Following reports of oil spills found along the Southeast Louisiana coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it had conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation…

Talos Energy Says Oil Leaking into in U.S. Gulf of Mexico has Slowed

Sep 06, 2021

U.S. offshore oil producer Talos Energy said on Sunday that the rate of oil flowing from a spill of unknown origin in U.S. Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida appears to have decreased.Clean-up crews and a dive team were at the leak site…

L3 Harris Tapped to Deliver USV for Offshore Oil Spill Response

Jul 01, 2021

An unidentified 'leading integrated oil and gas company' recently took delivery of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) from  L3Harris Technologies, a USV designed to help out during oil spill response operations.C-Tug 3 is an 11-ft. USV  outfitted with L3Harris' ASView control system…

Taiwan: Refiner CPC Cleaning Up Offshore Oil Spill

Jun 23, 2021

Taiwan's state-owned refiner CPC Corp has started cleaning up an offshore oil spill caused by a pipeline that cracked during the discharging of oil from a vessel at its Talin refinery, the company's spokesman said on Wednesday.The oil leak occurred on Tuesday at 2:18 a…

New Report Helps UK MCA Prepare for Offshore Oil Spill Challenges

May 18, 2021

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) future oil spill response plan will be informed by a new report that maps out possible threats to the UK's coastal areas, marine life, and traffic as a result of hydrocarbon releases from energy industry operation and shipping…

Seismic Data Firm CGG Launches Pollution Monitoring Solution

May 06, 2021

French firm CGG, best known for its seismic data services for oil and gas exploration, has now launched a maritime pollution monitoring solution named SeaScope.'Combining expertise in remote sensing science, Earth observation data, machine learning and high-performance computing…

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