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Two Nigerian communities sue Shell for oil spills in Niger Delta

Two Nigerian communities are suing Shell in London over multiple oil spills in the Niger Delta. It will be the second suit in five years as the …

Russia's Rosneft reports large oil spill on Sakhalin island

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top Russian oil producer Rosneft said on Thursday that around 15 tonnes (110 barrels) of oil spilled off from an idled pipeline on the Pacific island of Sakhalin, while local ecologists say the scale of disaster is far larger.<p>Rosneft said the spill occurred on Wednesday at the …

Oil spill tests on ice prove Arctic quests risky

Luckily, this is just a test: as the world's superpowers eye the lucrative Arctic region with growing interest, unprecedented oil spill clean-up tests in icy Finnish conditions reveal just how hazardous and challenging an accident in the Arctic's pristine sea ice could be.<p>Emergency crews could face …

Baltic Sea

TransCanada shuts down Keystone pipeline after oil spill in South Dakota

TransCanada said Monday it has shut down its Keystone pipeline because of an oil spill in South Dakota, drawing fresh criticism about the risks pipelines pose.<p>Mark Cooper, a spokesman for TransCanada, said a local landowner noticed signs of an oil spill around noon local time Saturday and informed …

The Final Legal Chapter of the BP Oil Spill

A federal judge formally approved a $20 billion settlement years after the worst offshore spill in American history.<p>Nearly six years after hundreds of millions of gallons of oil started to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge has …

Oil & Gas Industry

Indigenous Amazonians Reeling From Oil Spills in the Jungle

Changing Planet<p>Local farmers display the contamination of a plantain tree resulting from the recent Amazonian oil spills. Photo by Rodrigo Lazo<p>When I learned that crude oil had started pouring into major tributaries of the Amazon River, it was as if my entire world had been shaken.<p>After three years …

Leave Arctic Oil Under the Seafloor

<i>A portion of the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico blowout in May 2010. Photo: Carl Safina</i><p>Six years ago we rushed to the Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon exploded and BP's well gushed oil for 87 panicked-filled days of oiled beaches, oiled birds, oiled turtles, dead dolphins, and shattered …

Dirty money: Library uses oil spill payout to fund new eco-friendly branch

Brooklyn Paper<p>Share on TwitterTweet<p>Share on Facebook<p>Subscribe<p>Get our stories in your inbox, free.<p>Like Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.<p>It takes more than a …

An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline

An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The …

Oil & Gas Industry

Deepwater Horizon oil spill linked to newborn and fetal dolphin deaths

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have linked an "unusual mortality event" involving bottlenose dolphins along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In a recent study published in <i>Diseases of Aquatic Organisms</i>, the …

Nigerian Militants Attack Chevron Facility In Oil-Rich Niger Delta Region

<b>UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. EDT --</b> The aftermath of a late night attack at a major Chevron-operated offshore platform in oil-rich Nigeria is cutting into the …

Shell moves to contain oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell PLC said on Friday it has sent boats to clean up and contain an oil spill that leaked an estimated 2,100 barrels of crude oil into …

Mapping out the chronic effects of silent oil spills

Changing Planet<p>By Anna Kulow<p>We are all familiar with the images from massive oil spills. A sea otter blackened by a thick coating of oil on its fur. Masses of dead fish floating in iridescent seawater. Pelicans being lifted from the water, hydrocarbons dripping from their saturated feathers. …