Posts Tagged “oil spill cleanup”

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster: Cleaning up the legal spill

CLEANING up the waters and the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 cost BP $14 billion. The British oil giant’s final bill for tidying up the legal entanglements after 4.9m barrels of its oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico are also becoming clearer. On November 15th BP […]

Texas still waiting for $100M in restoration funds from BP oil spill

Officials have received 188 suggestions from public on how to spend BP oil spill money AUSTIN — Texas has been promised at least $100 million for coastal restoration in the wake of the massive BP oil spill that harmed the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.But no Texas projects have been announced, and an official involved […]

Federal judge urged to approve BP’s proposed settlement of Gulf oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard arguments from lawyers who negotiated the deal as well as other attorneys who have objected to parts […]

NOSDRA Confirms Nigeria Oil Spill

The Director, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr. Idris Musa, has confirmed the receipt of a report of the Nigeria oil spill from the facility of Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), a subsidiary of the American oil giant, ExxonMobil. Musa, who is in charge of oil spills in NOSDRA said: “We received a […]

Oil Spill Cleanup: St. Cloud firm cleans up with eco-friendly option

Michael Fitzgerald has just the product for oil spill cleanup in the greenest way. Fitzgerald, president and CEO of St. Cloud-based Green World Products LLC, said his firm is enjoying the spoils of a growing interest in an eco-friendly product for oil spill cleanup. The firm, which has been doing research and development since 2010, this […]

Plaintiffs urge judge to approve $7.8 billion BP oil spill settlement

BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 BP oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier initially approved the deal in May, but called the “fairness hearing” to weigh objections from […]

Rain hampers oil spill cleanup

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – As of Wednesday, a major oil spill cleanup in Hampton was still in progress. More than 3,000 gallons of used motor oil leaked from a storage tank into a drainage ditch in the Briarfield neighborhood Sunday. According to Hampton Fire Department spokesman Capt. Anthony Chittum, Monday night’s storm made the water […]

Brooklyn Oil Spill Cleanup Continues in Waterway

About 130 private recreational boats are in need of serious cleaning, following the spill of about 1,100 gallons of oil mixed with liquid concrete into a waterway in southeast Brooklyn. The Brooklyn oil spill occurred late last Thursday or early Friday morning, and workers are now using an oil boom to contain the sludge and […]

Nigeria Oil Spill – Concern Over Delayed Clean-Up

Residents of Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom have expressed concern over the suspension of the Nigeria oil spill clean up of the Atlantic Coastline contaminated by an oil spill on August 13th. The Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) had reported an oil spill at the Qua Iboe fields to the Nigeria oil spill agency, claiming that […]

BP oil spill: Senate seeks answers regarding unaccounted oil

NEW ORLEANS — In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, sediment and sand across coastal Louisiana shifted to reveal tar balls and oil mats — part of the buried remnants of the 2010 BP oil spill. “The storm did us some favor in giving us access to something that we might not have had access to […]