Posts Tagged “gallons”

World’s largest oil spills- Infographic

Read the original article, Next Generation: Oil & Gas. Traces of Exxon Valdez spill can still be found Over two decades after the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska, significant quantities of oil can still be found covering the state’s shores and beneath gravel beaches, a new study has discovered.

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 […]

Oil slick in the Gulf, near Trinidad

Originally published on Newsday. Significant amounts of tar and oil yesterday blackened large portions of the Gulf-of-Paria, on Trinidad and Tobago’s west coast, the result of an apparent oil spillage. It was reported last night that some 4,000 barrels of oil had spilled into the Gulf early yesterday. Coast Guard officials were said to have […]

Shell spills 13,000 gallons while drilling near Deepwater Horizon site

Originally published on Shell International spilled 13,000 gallons of oil and drilling fluids into the Gulf on Sunday while drilling an exploratory well near the site of last year’s Deepwater Horizon accident, according to a federal report on the spill. The area where the well was being drilled is about 20 miles from the site […]

New oil leak found in Brazil

Originally published on The Raw Story. By Agence France-Presse Brazil’s environmental authorities said they have discovered a 10,000 liter leak at an oil platform in the pristine Bay of Ilha Grande, the second such mishap to threaten this country’s shorelines in recent weeks. Carlos Minc, Environment Secretary in Rio de Janeiro state, said the accident […]

Thai vessel stranded on reef facing daily Rf700,000 fine, oil spill risk

Originally published on Minivan News. By Eleanor Johnstone The owner of Thai fishing vessel that ran aground on the reef along Shangri-La Villingili Island Resort last month will today be issued a Rf700,000 (US$45,400) fine per day for failing to salvage the boat within the legal 25-day period. Transport Minister Adil Saleem said the fine was […]

Leaking Oil Well Lacked Safeguard Device in the Gulf

Originally published on the Wall Street Journal. By RUSSELL GOLD, BEN CASSELMAN And GUY CHAZAN   The oil well spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico didn’t have a remote-control shut-off switch used in two other major oil-producing nations as last-resort protection against underwater spills. The lack of the device, called an acoustic switch, could amplify concerns over the […]