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Oil Spill

Marine Pollution Incidents including oil spills, pollution and other types of potential environmental damage.


Saturday, July 29, 2023
Boats spray water onto an offshore oil platform that caught fire at the Pemex's Cantarell Field, in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico July 7, 2023. Courtesy Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) @Pemex/Handout via REUTERS
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Mexico’s Pemex Admits Offshore Oil Spill, Downplays Size And Impact

By Stefanie Eschenbacher and Adriana Barrera MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – The chief executive officer of Mexican state energy oil Pemex on Wednesday sought

July 29, 2023
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Saturday, July 22, 2023
Peru Calls Out Repsol For Paying Tiny Fraction Of Oil Spill Fines
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Peru Calls Out Repsol For Paying Tiny Fraction Of Oil Spill Fines

By Marcelo Rochabrun (Bloomberg) –Peru’s Environment Minister Albina Ruiz called out Spanish oil firm Repsol SA Thursday for only paying a small

July 22, 2023
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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Russia’s Oil Tanker Ghost Fleet Is A Time Bomb
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Russia’s Oil Tanker Ghost Fleet Is A Time Bomb

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) Most people focus on the land and air aspects of the war in Ukraine, naturally enough — they are vivid and constantly

March 30, 2023
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Saturday, August 27, 2022
The container ship MSC Danit is seen the day after U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators boarded the container ship, off the Port of Long Beach, California, U.S. October 17, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson
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Amplify Energy Corp To Pay $13 Mln To Settle Charges Over California Oil Spill

Aug 26 (Reuters) – A Texas oil company agreed to plead guilty to criminal negligence charges and pay nearly $13 million for a crude oil spill

August 27, 2022
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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Coast Guard Responds To Oil Discharge From Tanker on Mississippi
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Coast Guard Responds To Oil Discharge From Tanker on Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of oil from a tanker ship Friday on the Lower Mississippi River near Kenner, La.  Coast Guard

July 30, 2022
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Monday, April 18, 2022
Tunisa Oil Spill
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Tunisia Seek To Limit Damage After Bunker Tanker Sinks

By Tarek Amara (Reuters) – Tunisia will work with other countries that have offered to help it to prevent environmental damage after a

April 18, 2022
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Saturday, April 16, 2022
Ship XELO sinking off tunisia
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Bunker Tanker Sinks Off Tunisia, Threatening Environmental Disaster

By Tarek Amara (Reuters) Tunisian authorities intensified efforts on Saturday to avoid an environmental disaster after a merchant fuel ship carrying one

April 16, 2022
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Saturday, February 26, 2022
bonga fpso shell oil production
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Shell Faces U.K. Showdown Over Delayed Impact From Cataclysmic Bonga Oil Spill

By Katharine Gemmell, Feb 26, 2022(Bloomberg) –A group of Nigerians want a trial against Royal Dutch Shell Plc in the U.K. for what they allege was a

February 26, 2022
Total Views: 2230

Saturday, February 12, 2022
How AUVs Are Used To Spot Oil Plumes After A Spill
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How AUVs Are Used To Spot Oil Plumes After A Spill

(The Conversation)- On April 20, 2010, the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, burned, sank in the Gulf of Mexico and terrified the world. This

February 12, 2022
Total Views: 1779

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Peru Authorizes Temporary Restart Repsol Refinery After Oil Spill
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Peru Authorizes Temporary Restart Repsol Refinery After Oil Spill

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Peru’s environmental inspector, responding to fuel supply shortages, on Saturday authorized temporary

February 5, 2022
Total Views: 1267

Sunday, January 30, 2022
Oil Spill Threatens Corals In Eastern Thailand
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Oil Spill Threatens Corals In Eastern Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Authorities are rushing to prevent an oil spill in eastern Thailand from damaging fragile corals, after officials said on

January 30, 2022
Total Views: 1778

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Navy Ships Deployed To Contain Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Thailand
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Navy Ships Deployed To Contain Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area on Saturday as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf

January 29, 2022
Total Views: 927

Monday, October 11, 2021
California Beaches To Reopen After Oil Spill
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California Beaches To Reopen After Oil Spill

Oct 11 (Reuters) – Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning,

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 513

Saturday, October 9, 2021
California Oil Spill Recovery Vessel
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Ship Boardings Continue As USCG Is ‘Convinced An Anchor Is To Blame For California Oil Spill’

By Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) The underwater pipeline that spilled as many as 3,000 barrels of oil off California’s coast may have been dragged by a ship

October 9, 2021
Total Views: 2998

Sunday, October 3, 2021
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Oil Spill

Major Oil Spill Washes Ashore In California

Update: Everything We Know About the Southern California Oil Spill Right Now By Jonathan Allen Oct 3 (Reuters) – A large oil spill off the California

October 3, 2021
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Talos Says Its Assets Are Not the Source of Large Oil Slick Off Port Fourchon
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Talos Says Its Assets Are Not the Source of Large Oil Slick Off Port Fourchon

Houston-based Talos Energy has again stated that its assets were not the source of an oil release in Bay Marchand Block 5, off the coast of Port Fourchon,

September 8, 2021
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Monday, September 6, 2021
A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew conducts an overflight assessment Sept. 5, 2021 of the Bay Marchand approximately 2 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The crew witnessed an 11-mile rainbow sheen that the Coast Guard is actively monitoring.
Oil Spill

Coast Guard Responds To Multiple Oil Spills Along Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — As part of the ongoing Hurricane Ida response, the Coast Guard conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1344

Oil Leaking Into In U.S. Gulf Of Mexico Has Slowed
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Oil Leaking Into In U.S. Gulf Of Mexico Has Slowed

HOUSTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) — U.S. offshore oil producer Talos Energy said on Sunday that the rate of oil flowing from a spill of unknown origin

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1158

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in Grand Isle, Louisiana, U.S. August 31, 2021.
Oil Spill

Miles-Long Gulf Oil Spill Investigated by Coast Guard

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) –Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of

September 5, 2021
Total Views: 2549

Saturday, September 4, 2021
A miles long black slick floating in the Gulf of Mexico near Enterprise Offshore Drilling Rig. Photos via NOAA
Oil Spill

Divers To Locate Source Of Reported Oil Spill in Gulf

by Andrea Shalal (Reuters) A private dive team will try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Marchand area of the Gulf of Mexico

September 4, 2021
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