Posts Tagged “environment”

See what DE-OIL-IT is doing for the environment- Video

DE-OIL-IT wants what is best for our environment and makes that an important consideration. Unlike other products, DE-OIL-IT doesn’t sink petroleum waste to the bottom of the ocean or move it to poisonous dump sites. Eventually that discarded toxic waste will contaminate our waterways, leach into our water supplies and adversely affect marine, plant, animal […]

Oregon affected by an oil sheen

Oregon affected by an oil “sheen.” The coast guard is dealing with cleanup and containment. Reshared post from + Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Westport Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Westport The Coast Guard is responding to a 400-by-100-foot oil spill, or “sheen” in Wesport. The Coast Guard says it was […]

Oil Spill in Venezuela devastates local fishermen

Lake Maracaibo fishermen sue PDVSA MARACAIBO, Venezuela – The waters of Lake Maracaibo hide the metal veins that feed the Venezuelan economy. At the bottom of the largest lake in South America lie thousands of kilometers of pipeline, carrying oil and serving as a communications channel with the pumping stations. But a recent oil spill […]

Two Years On, Kalamzoo Tar Sands Spill Casts Long Shadow

By Tim McDonnell, Originally published on MotherJones. This week, as Senate Democrats narrowly defeated a renewed—and some say misguided—call to rush construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, residents and officials at the site of the country’s largest-ever tar sands oil spill are still reeling nearly two years after the fact. A look at the fallout from that incident […]

‘Bonga oil spill has turned us into debtors’

Originally published in The Nation Online. By OLUKOREDE YISHAU Residents of villages around Shell’s Bonga oil field, which recorded a major oil spill on December 21, lament the effect of the spill on their health and livelihood. LuckY Tema and Ayeomane Ayela live around the Bonga field, where a major spill occurred on December 21. Both […]

St. Eustatius: How ‘Green’ is the Golden Rock?

Part III of a multi-part series originally published on By Betsy Crowfoot Even as St. Eustatius (Statia) was putting the final touches on its Spatial Development Plan last spring, NuStar Energy LLP was forging ahead with preparations for a second oil terminal on the small central-Caribbean Island. Already the Fortune 500 company has more […]

Worst offshore oil spill for over 10 years in Nigeria

Originally published by the New Zealand Herald. A faulty pipe from an offshore oil field run by Royal Dutch Shell PLC near Nigeria’s coast spewed crude oil into the ocean for as much as 25 hours as workers loaded a waiting tanker, the company acknowledged Friday. While Shell continues to investigate the cause of what […]

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

Originally published by Time. By BRYAN WALSH How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of oil into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As oil spill go, it was relatively minor—although it is a sign of […]

Fishermen lament withdrawal from sea over Bonga oil spill

Originally published by Information Nigeria. Group tasks Shell on clean-up exercise FISHERMEN in Akwa Ibom State are complaining about the directive by the Nigerian Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) that fishing be suspended because of the recent Bonga Oil field spillage. Meanwhile, the oil spill has been described as the biggest in the country and that it […]