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Oil spill off the South Korean coast contained
Jan. 30, 2020

Oil spill off the South Korean coast contained

South Korean coast guard and the refiner S-Oil, yesterday, informed about containing a crude oil spill from the refiner's offshore buoy off the southeastern coast of the country. The leak which occurred early Wednesday was attributed to the buoy's broken pressure gauge, however, the leak source was later sealed, the Ulsan Coast Guard said in a statement. S-Oil is investigating the case, a spokesman for the company said.

Galapagos fuel spill sirens emergency across Ecuador
Dec. 24, 2019

Galapagos fuel spill sirens emergency across Ecuador

A fuel spill in the Galapagos Islands set off emergency protocols across South American country, Ecuador on Sunday. The spill came after a barge transporting 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank, officials said. The accident, which took place at a port on San Cristobal Island, happened when a crane buckled while stacking a container onto the barge. The falling container destabilized the ship, causing it to sink.

Equinor to commence Bahamas oil spill cleaning
Sept. 9, 2019
Source: Reuters

Equinor to commence Bahamas oil spill cleaning

The Norwegian energy major, Equinor, yesterday, said that it will commence cleaning activities for onshore oil spill discovered this week at its Bahamas storage terminal. The size of the oil spill which took place in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian has not been estimated yet. Operations at the South Riding Point terminal came to a halt on Aug 31st in lieu of the hurricane Dorian.

Environmental Expert rules out possibilities of oil spill in Mangaluru
Sept. 7, 2019

Environmental Expert rules out possibilities of oil spill in Mangaluru

Environmental expert, RD Tripathi has denied the threat of an oil spill from the sinking of the dredger, Tridevi Prem, which sank near Mangaluru on September 2. Talking to reporters on Friday, Tripathi reasoned that since there was no blast or damage to the ship while it sank, the fuel compartments will remain intact. Chairman, NMPT had a similar reply, who based his argument on the water samples from the site.

MODEC reports of oil spill
Aug. 28, 2019
Source: World Oil

MODEC reports of oil spill

MODEC has informed Petrobras about the cracks at the hull of FPSO Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, at the Espadarte field. Leakage of 1.2 cubic meters of residual oil was reported during the weekend. Seven vessels have been sent to the location for recovery and dispersion. FPSO Cidade do Rio de Janeiro is in departure procedure from Espadarte location.

Chevron asked to end oil spill into California canyon
July 15, 2019

Chevron asked to end oil spill into California canyon

Oil supermajor Chevron has been ordered by the California regulators to end the ongoing spill into the California canyon. The leak has been occurring on and off since May, at a location where Chevron infuses steam to obtain underground crude oil. California regulators have blamed Chevron of not doing enough to end the oil spill that put about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon.

Husky to shell out $3.8 million in fine for 2016 oil spill
June 13, 2019
Source: Reuters

Husky to shell out $3.8 million in fine for 2016 oil spill

Husky Energy yesterday said that the firm would pay $3.8 million in fine for the 2016 Saskatchewan oil spill. A Husky unit-operated pipeline was discovered to be leaking in the North Saskatchewan River, reportedly caused by ground movement over time. Husky affirmed about learning lessons from the pipeline leak including systematic geotechnical reviews of pipelines. The firm now uses fiber optic sensing technology for all the new large diameter projects.

"Unplanned release" results in £6,000 fine for Dana
May 30, 2019
Source: Energy Voice

"Unplanned release" results in £6,000 fine for Dana

Aberdeen Sheriff Court after hearing about the “unplanned release” fined Dana Petroleum £6,000. The court was informed that on July 9, 2016 during the drilling of Well U1-4 at the Ocean Guardian Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit, low toxicity oil based mud was released from onto the sea bed. The failure of the cement job at the casing shoe has been reported as the cause of release.

Operations resume at Houston shipchannel
May 13, 2019
Source: CNN

Operations resume at Houston shipchannel

Traffic resumed at the Houston Ship Channel amidst continuous cleanup efforts to cover up the aftermath of a spill in the region. A collision in the channel between a 755-foot oil tanker and a tug pushing two barges on Friday spilled thousands of barrels of gasoline blending product into the channel. US Coast Guard informed that the collision capsized one barge, impaired the other and triggered the leak.

Petrobras informs about oil spill, offshore Espirito Santo
Feb. 25, 2019
Source: World Oil

Petrobras informs about oil spill, offshore Espirito Santo

In a regulatory filing, Brazilian state-run Petrobras has informed about an oil spill that occurred offshore Espirito Santo, Brazil. Approximately 188 cubic meters of oil was spilled during a routine transfer to a vessel at platform P-58 in Bacia dos Campos, Espirito Santo state. Petrobras has assured against any oil reaching the shore, which is 80 km away. The oil major is currently investigating the incident.

Husky begins oil spill damage assessment
Nov. 20, 2018
Source: Reuters

Husky begins oil spill damage assessment

Canada’s Husky Energy and government agencies began underwater surveying on Monday, following an oil leak in the waters of Newfoundland & Labrador which forced shut down of all crude production in the region. Approximately 1,572 barrels of oil spill through a leaking flowline was detected from Husky’s White Rose Field to the SeaRose storage vessel on Friday. Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board will decide when operations can resume.

Sponge to soak Oil Spill
Oct. 29, 2018

Sponge to soak Oil Spill

Many technologies have been developed in the recent past to soak oil spills, but they suffered from one or the other limitation. Recently, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Forestry have developed reusable wood sponges to soak oil spills from water bodies. It has been made by Xiaoqing Wang and colleagues from the Academy. The tests revealed that the sponge absorbs 16 to 41 times its own weight.

EnQuest concludes crude transfer
Sept. 15, 2018
Source: Energy Voice

EnQuest concludes crude transfer

British E&P major, EnQuest Plc concluded first ship-to-ship transfer at the Shetland’s Sullom Voe terminal. EnQuest transferred 500,000 barrels of crude oil with the help of the Canadian-registered shuttle tanker, The Heather Knutsen. Environmental groups in other parts of Scotland have been against the practice of ship-to-ship transfers over crude oil over potential oil spill in the sea.

Plains All American found guilty of oil spill
Sept. 8, 2018
Source: MRT

Plains All American found guilty of oil spill

A Santa Barbara County jury held pipeline giant, Plains All American guilty in the 2015 California oil spill row. The coastal spill has been ranked the worst in the last 25 years in California. The pipeline operator released a statement which said that the company "accepts full responsibility for the impact of the accident”. The decision on the penalties to be imposed will come on December 13.

IOWA crude oil spill contained
June 25, 2018
Source: Reuters

IOWA crude oil spill contained

The BNSF Railway Co has stated that almost half of the crude oil spilled near Rock River in northwest Iowa has been contained. A freight train derailment took place last Friday, leading to approximately 230,000 gallons of oil spillage. Skimmers and vacuum trucks are being used to clean up the spill, and about 100,000 gallons have been hemmed off using booms. BNSF assured of zero casualties in the accident.

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