Posts Tagged “oil”

Argo Merchant oil spill was catalyst for change, 1979

Originally published on the Wicked Local: Cape Cod. By Doreen Leggett On Dec. 15, 1976, the tanker Argo Merchant ran aground on Nantucket Shoals. When less than a week later it broke in half and spilled enough oil to heat 18,000 homes for a year, residents of the Cape and Islands began imagining the worst. […]

BP Announces Cameron Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill

Originally published on Nine News Today. (BBC News) – Oil giant BP has agreed a settlement with contractor Cameron International over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Cameron was the designer and manufacturer of the blow-out preventer on the Deep Water Horizon project, which failed during the spill. Under the agreement, which settles all claims […]

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 […]

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 […]

New DE-OIL-IT video: DE-OIL-IT for cleaning and degreasing

James Burke of Buck’s Lawnmower shop talks about how he and his staff use DE-OIL-IT to clean lawnmowers, engines, oil tanks, shop rags, work shirts, even the shop floor. He shows examples of DE-OIL-IT in action on a filthy lawnmower engine gunked in grease and oil and his oil disposal tank.

Oil spill in Dalian, China- Story in Pictures

Originally published on Boston.com In July 2010, in the northeastern port city of Dalian, China, two oil pipelines exploded, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and burning for over 15 hours, destroying several structures – the cause of the explosion is under investigation. The damaged pipes released thousands of gallons of oil, which […]

Cleaning a Boat Bilge and a Bucketful of Sludge

I wanted to share the unexpected results I had using De-Oil-It… A friend’s boat was being stored in my back yard for about 5 months. My wife was walking by the boat and smelled gas fumes. The boat had a crack in in the fuel filter housing and was leaking gas and two cycle oil […]

Another Clean Boat Bilge Testimonial

Check out these pics of a bilge I saw when we peeled off the deck of a 2005 Grady White to install a larger access hatch and Flexiteek synthetic teak. The bilge slime is vintage 2005 and all I did was spray the de-oil-it product and let it soak for not even 20 minutes.