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Massive Fire Engulfs Mexican Oil Rig, 4 Dead – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Massive Fire Engulfs Mexican Oil Rig, 4 Dead
U.S. News & World Report
State-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said there was no evidence yet of a major oil spill following the blast, which injured 16 workers, two seriously, and forced the evacuation of 300. Fleets of helicopters ferried workers with bandaged
UPDATE 8-Oil platform fire toll in Gulf of Mexico: 4 dead, 302 evacuatedReuters
4 dead and 16 injured in Mexico oil rig fire, no word yet on how much fuel spilledBoing Boing
Pemex Oil Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico Kills Four, 300 EvacuatedNewsweek
Yahoo News -U-T San Diego
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Posted on 1 April 2015 | 8:38 pm

Coast Guard investigates oil spill near Thomson – Quad City Times


Quad City Times

Coast Guard investigates oil spill near Thomson
Quad City Times
THOMSON, Ill. — U.S. Coast Guard officials and other federal agencies continue to investigate the source of an apparent oil spill near an uninhabited island in the Mississippi River north of Thomson. Lt. Luke Woods, supervisor of the Coast Guard
Oil spill cleanup on MississippiOurQuadCities
Federal officials investigate oil slick on Mississippi River near Thomson, Ill.KWQC-TV6

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Posted on 1 April 2015 | 7:13 pm

Shell inches closer to spilling oil all over the Arctic – Grist


Grist

Shell inches closer to spilling oil all over the Arctic
Grist
Shell has passed another hurdle in its push to resume Arctic drilling operations this summer. On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reaffirmed her department's 2008 decision to lease part of the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska, to the
US re-approves oil exploration in Arctic as Shell prepares to resume drillingRT
3 Factors Could Slow Arctic Drilling Despite Shell Go-AheadNational Geographic
Shell's Arctic Drilling Plans Approved by Department of InteriorEcoWatch
UPI.com -Reuters UK -Sputnik International
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Posted on 1 April 2015 | 6:53 pm

State legislature approves bump in oil spill fund – DenPubs


DenPubs

State legislature approves bump in oil spill fund
DenPubs
The state legislature approved a $15 million increase in the state's oil spill fund on Tuesday, March 31. The nationwide volume of crude oil transported by rail has increased to 832,000 carloads in 2014, up from 9,500 in 2008. Many Champlain Valley …
Oil trains to pay more in state feesAlbany Times Union

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Posted on 1 April 2015 | 12:44 pm

Environmental groups say ongoing effects of BP oil spill not always visible to … – The Advocate


Environmental groups say ongoing effects of BP oil spill not always visible to
The Advocate
The Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation released a statement Tuesday saying impacts of the oil spill are ongoing and urging a faster move to restoration.

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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 11:44 pm

Wildlife Struggling Five Years After BP Oil Spill: Report – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Wildlife Struggling Five Years After BP Oil Spill: Report
NBCNews.com
Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new report says that creatures like dolphins, sea turtles and fish still haven't fully recovered. Bottle-nose dolphins were found dead on the Louisiana coast in 2014 at
BP says oil spill fine above $2.3 billion would threaten future of U.S. businessNOLA.com
Deepwater oil spill: BP steps up PR effort to insist all is well in the GulfThe Guardian
Judge: Jury Can Decide Alabama's Gulf-Oil-Spill ClaimsABC News
Sun Sentinel -ThinkProgress
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 9:37 pm

Crews Finish Oil Spill Clean Up, Still Monitoring Site – KULR-TV


KULR-TV

Crews Finish Oil Spill Clean Up, Still Monitoring Site
KULR-TV
SUNNYSIDE, WA- The oil spill clean up efforts in Sunnyside have been completed, but the site is still being closely monitored. It has been three weeks since nearly 2,200 gallons of oil spilled into a creek in Sunnyside. Crews finished the clean up, but

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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:04 am

Reports: State Oil Spill in Venezuelan River Puts Thousands at Risk – PanAm Post


PanAm Post

Reports: State Oil Spill in Venezuelan River Puts Thousands at Risk
PanAm Post
EspañolOn Sunday March 15, regional Venezuelan daily El Periódico de Monagas reported a possible petroleum spill in the Guarapiche River, northeastern Venezuela. The apparent leak originated from the local Jusepín complex, owned by state-run oil firm …

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:20 pm

VIMS scientists build underwater robot to help with Arctic oil spills – Daily Press


VIMS scientists build underwater robot to help with Arctic oil spills
Daily Press
It's been called the "oil spill robot," a 2-foot-square remotely operated vehicle (ROV) fitted with cameras, acoustic transducers, thermometer and sensors that can travel beneath an oil slick and use sound waves to accurately measure its thickness. It

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Posted on 28 March 2015 | 8:00 pm

Oil spill in New Castle spells a troubling trend – The News Journal


The News Journal

Oil spill in New Castle spells a troubling trend
The News Journal
Crews are working to remove remnants of a Delaware River oil spill from Battery Park in New Castle, a week after a cargo ship dumped about 100 gallons into the waterway. An environmental group warned Monday of the potential for devastating effects from …
DNREC continues efforts to clean up oil spillDelaware Public Media | Delaware’s source for NPR News

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Posted on 16 March 2015 | 5:21 pm

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Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory …

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 4:02 am

ALEX BRUMMER: Aden threatens Gulf stability as risk of war gives markets a fright

Not surprisingly, the sight of British-made and maintained Saudi Arabian jets striking back at Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim rebels in the Yemen has given the markets a severe fright.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:36 pm

Manchester police in Twitter banter over Steven Gerrard's red card against Manchester United

An oil spill at a Manchester city centre shop was the catalyst for the humorous Twitter exchange between police and a cheeky Man United fan

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 4:44 pm

Motorcyclist suffers minor injuries after oil spill on A35 Upton Bypass

A motorcyclist came off his bike following an oil spill on the A35 Upton Bypass on Sunday afternoon.

Posted on 22 March 2015 | 5:52 pm

Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry.

Posted on 18 March 2015 | 9:16 pm

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over Mayflower oil spill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation over a 2013 crude oil spill in central Arkansas has been dismissed by a federal judge, who acknowledged in his ruling that his decision seems unfair.

Posted on 18 March 2015 | 2:33 pm

Emergency services descend on Ilfracombe harbour for oil spill exercise

EMERGENCY services descended on Ilfracombe harbour on Tuesday following reports of a major oil spill. However, the response formed part of a mock disaster exercise designed to test the town's contingency plan should a major incident actually occur in the harbour.

Posted on 18 March 2015 | 12:20 pm

BP clashes with US scientists over Gulf of Mexico oil claims

British oil major claims Gulf of Mexico is recovering well from 2010 disaster

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 6:19 pm

Glendive water system back online after new system installed

The city of Glendive's water system is back online after being shut down when residue from an oil spill along the Yellowstone River was detected at the water plant's intake. Officials on Saturday had advised …

Posted on 16 March 2015 | 9:06 pm

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — Oil-spill responders on Tuesday are evaluating the impact to wildlife from a used motor oil leak into a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington, as at least 50 ducks, geese and other waterfowl were observed covered in oil.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 12:32 am