Posts Tagged “oil leak”

Oil Slick Not From Sealed BP Well

A thin oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be coming from a containment dome that was abandoned on the sea floor during efforts to stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, not from the plugged well, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and BP PLC. Remote-controlled submarines that were sent down to search for […]

Gulf oil slick comes from device used in 2010 spill: Coast Guard

An undersea camera confirms that an oil slick discovered in the Gulf of Mexico came from a 100-ton device on the seafloor that BP had used several weeks after the 2010 oil spill in a failed attempt to cap its runaway Macondo well, the U.S. Coast Guard  said Thursday. The oil  is not coming from […]

Garfield oil spill cleanup almost complete, Chicago

Originally published in the Chicago Tribune. After a heating oil tank owned by J.E. Love Co. was found leaking Jan. 12, Jerry Love has estimated that 1,100 to 1,300 gallons of oil leaked from the tank and spread from the 300 block of California Street in Garfield out to Silver Creek through a storm drain. […]

Oil spill off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest- Canada

Originally published by the David Suzuki Foundation. An oil spill was reported yesterday off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are 700 tonnes of heavy oil in a sunken U.S. Army ship under the site of the oil slick. While the current extent and severity of this oil spill is not yet known, there is […]

Exxon Valdez sets course for scrap yard

Originally published on The National. The Exxon Valdez, perhaps the most infamous oil tanker of all time for its involvement in the spilling of crude oil all over Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound in the late 1980s, has been sold for scrap. In the spring of 1989, televisions around the world showed endless footage of sea […]

Russia oil leak from a decommissioned well wreaks devastation

Originally published on USINSK, Russia—On the bright yellow tundra outside this oil town near the Arctic Circle, a pitch-black pool of crude stretches toward the horizon. The source: a decommissioned well whose rusty screws ooze with oil, viscous like jam. This is the face of Russia’s oil country, a sprawling, inhospitable zone that experts […]

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 […]

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 […]