Posts Tagged “leak”

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 […]

Brazil Sues Chevron for $11 Billion for oil spill

Originally published by the Wall Street Journal. By MATTHEW COWLEY And JOHN LYONS SAO PAULO—A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Wednesday asked a judge to shut down all Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. operations in Brazil in a lawsuit that seeks some 20 billion Brazilian reais ($11 billion) in damages from the companies, the latest legal broadside to the […]

Tanker traffic increase threatens the Salish Sea off British Columbia’s Coastline

Originally published in the Times Colonist. By Chris Genovali And Misty MacDuffee, Times Colonist On British Columbia’s south coast, Kinder Morgan wants to triple the amount of crude oil being shipped from Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet through Georgia Strait, the Fraser estuary, Gulf Islands, Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait. The proposed pipeline expansions would […]

PowerGen takes blame for oil spill in Trinidad

Originally published by Trinidad Express. By Renuka Singh A two-day oil leak from PowerGen’s bunkered fuel tanker has spilled out into Invaders Bay and left an almost two-mile long oil slick, affecting boats at the harbour in Port of Spain. The spill was observed in a drain running parallel to the Young Men’s Christian Association […]

Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil legal suit over oil spill

Originally published on the BBC. Prosecutors in Brazil are demanding $10.6bn (£6.8bn) from US oil company Chevron for environmental damage caused when one of its oil wells leaked off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The prosecutors also asked the court to immediately suspend the operations of Chevron and its drilling contractor, Transocean, in Brazil.

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 […]