Posts Tagged “oil spill”

Petrotrin using DE-OIL-IT in Trinidad Oil Spill clean-up

Fishermen along the south-western peninsula whose boats were affected by Petrotrin’s 11 oil spills were able to clean their vessels for the first time yesterday using a non-toxic product called “de-oil-it” sourced from the United States. On Friday, brothers Andrew and John Collier, owners of Tank Fuel Services Ltd, along with regional lead of the “de-oil-it” […]

USS Guardian fuel extraction underway to prevent oil spill in reef

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The critical process of fuel extraction to prevent an oil spill in reef from the grounded USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef is now underway and may be expected to be completed within 48 hours, according to the Philippine Coast Guard. However, the full extent of the damage to the UNESCO-declared marine […]

BP oil spill settlement payments exceed $1B mark

Businesses and individuals who claim the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class-action settlement with a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys, court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau said. The $1 billion that Juneau’s team has paid is for claims that were […]

BP pleads guilty to oil spill felony; to pay extra $4.5 billion

(Reuters) – British oil company BP Plc pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges relating to its 2010 oil spill and agreed to pay an extra $4.5 billion on top of the tens of billions it is already paying out. BP said it would plead guilty to 11 felony counts of misconduct or neglect relating […]

DE-OIL-IT addresses oil spills on land and water

This is a story about how an Oil Company rose from villainy to superherodom. A few months ago, Trinidad Tank and Fuel introduced DE-OIL-IT to one of their land-based, Oil Production clients. It was a perfect match as DE-OIL-IT serves both for oil spill petroleum remediation and as a cleaning product for machinery used in oil production and refinement. […]

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 […]

Gas tanker Ob River attempts first winter Arctic crossing

A large tanker carrying liquified natural gas (LNG) is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic crossing. The carrier, Ob River, left Norway in November and has sailed north of Russia on its way to Japan. The specially equipped tanker is due to arrive in early December and will shave […]

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 […]

336K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leak in Arthur Kill oil spill

Officials say 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the Arthur Kill oil spill after a storage tank was lifted and ruptured from the surge from Sandy. All the spilled oil is believed to be contained by booms put in the water, the Coast Guard says.