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Pemex Oil-Spill Cleanup of Mexico River Is 90% Complete – Wall Street Journal


Pemex Oil-Spill Cleanup of Mexico River Is 90% Complete
Wall Street Journal
MEXICO CITY—Petróleos Mexicanos said Thursday about 90% of the crude oil spilled into a river in northern Mexico had been removed but the cleanup effort will take another eight weeks. Pemex, as the state-owned oil company is known, said that crews …

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:10 pm

Wyoming oil spill caused by backhoe and corrosion – Bakken.com


Wyoming oil spill caused by backhoe and corrosion
Bakken.com
An oil spill of 25,000 gallons in Wyoming's Powder River Basin that occurred in May was caused by a backhoe damaging a 6-inch underground pipeline, according to a recent report by the Associated Press. The spill, however, wasn't a direct result of the …

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 9:27 pm

Oil spill in Mexico’s San Juan River – Baltimore Sun (blog)


Oil spill in Mexico's San Juan River
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The sun is reflected in leaked oil on the shores of an irrigation canal that flows into the river San Juan in Cadereyta on August 22, 2014. An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a river in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon will take months to

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 8:51 pm

Fake oil spill to be conducted Wednesday in Lake Pontchartrain – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


Fake oil spill to be conducted Wednesday in Lake Pontchartrain
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
Don't be alarmed if you see emergency responders Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 27) at the Bonnabel boat launch. Officials are staging a fake oil spill at 1 p.m. in Lake Pontchartrain. The drill is part of the annual conference for the Alliance of Hazardous …

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:50 pm

Exxon Mobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill – FuelFix (blog)


FuelFix (blog)

Exxon Mobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill
FuelFix (blog)
NEW ORLEANS — Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its “North Line” pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. …
Exxon Mobil to Pay $1.4M Penalty for '12 Louisiana Oil SpillZacks.com
Exxon Mobil Unit To Pay $1.4 Million For Louisiana Oil SpillScientific American

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:14 pm

Feds: Backhoe nicked pipe before Wyoming oil spill – Casper Star-Tribune Online


Feds: Backhoe nicked pipe before Wyoming oil spill
Casper Star-Tribune Online
CHEYENNE — A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said …

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:09 pm

BP oil spill claims investigator Louis Freeh hurt in Vermont car crash … – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


BP oil spill claims investigator Louis Freeh hurt in Vermont car crash
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
In this July 12, 2012, file photo, former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Freeh has been hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont. State police say Freeh was airlifted to a New Hampshire hospital

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:00 pm

Business efforts to speed up oil spill claims payments stall in appeals court – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


Business efforts to speed up oil spill claims payments stall in appeals court
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the effort by Rocon Inc. and Benny Whitehead Inc., both plaintiffs in the massive 2012 BP oil spill settlement. The companies had argued that federal rules governing out-of-court

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 4:36 pm

Oil spill victims shut out of BP’s internal claims program wait for their day … – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


Oil spill victims shut out of BP's internal claims program wait for their day
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
David Arnsby remembers his phone ringing constantly in the days and weeks during the BP oil spill in 2010 as dozens of tourists canceled reservations at his hotel in Sarasota, Fla. Arnsby and his wife had five years earlier invested $11 million in

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:17 pm

Why the job market actually improved after the BP oil spill – Washington Post


Why the job market actually improved after the BP oil spill
Washington Post
In the months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, much of America watched the “spill cam,” a live feed that showed oil flowing into the Gulf. From his office next door to the White House, Joseph Aldy was watching …
Louisiana job market improved after BP oil spill, former Obama aide tells websiteThe Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
Harvard Economist: BP Oil Spill Devastated Florida EconomyLegal Examiner
Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spillShreveport Times

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Posted on 22 August 2014 | 5:44 pm

Oil Spill – Yahoo Search Results

Norway's offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly. The Barents Sea is one of the richest, most unique marine ecosystems in the world, with remarkable concentrations of seabirds, marine mammals, fish, and other marine life. The short-term energy potential here is truly …

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:40 pm

Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors

Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:35 am

Spluttering oil shares offer good value

The oil and gas sector is down in the dumps. Despite conflicts in the Middle East and Africa temporarily cutting out four million barrels a day of global oil supply – around the highest since the Gulf War, according to BofA Merrill Lynch – the price of Brent crude oil is down 7 per cent this year.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:17 am

Correction: Oil Spill-Land Conservation story

HOUSTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. It was $34.5 million, not $32 million. The AP also misidentified the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's executive director, Carter Smith, as the head of its nonprofit fundraising partner …

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 9:37 pm

A31 re-opened after large oil spill closes road between Lake Gates and Roundhouse roundabout

THE A31 has been re-opened after a large oil spill closed the road between Lake Gates and Roundhouse roundabout.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 7:39 am

Mark Wahlberg To Star in 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Spill Movie?

Mark Wahlberg could star in Lionsgate's BP oil spill movie. Mark Wahlberg has an offer from Lionsgate to star in Deepwater Horizon – a cinematic retelling of the BP oil disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 12:04 pm

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Aug 20

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil prices sank to their lowest levels in almost five years on Tuesday …

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 12:20 am

Stretch of Ohio River reopens after fuel oil spill

A 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River closed after a fuel oil spill reopened to river traffic on Tuesday with some restrictions as containment and cleanup continued. River traffic in that area must get Coast …

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 12:08 am

In pictures: Oil Spill Patrol Team cleans up in Russia's Komi Republic

All rights reserved . Credit: © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic Image caption:  Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian …

Posted on 15 August 2014 | 4:19 pm

Coral Miles Away Still Show Effects Years After BP Oil Spill

Four years after a BP oil rig exploded and flooded the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 170 million gallons of oil, scientists have discovered further evidence of coral communities affected by this environmental disaster. Scientists at Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Pa., found coral communities that show signs of damage from 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill more than 12 miles …

Posted on 4 August 2014 | 12:58 pm