Oil Spill

  • US bans BP from new contracts after spill deal November 29, 2012

    Washington: The US government banned BP Plc from new federal contracts on Wednesday over its "lack of business integrity" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a move that could imperil the British energy giant's US footing. The suspension, announced by the US Environmental Protection Agency, comes on the heels...
  • BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for US oil spill November 16, 2012

    Washington: BP Plc will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which caused the worst US offshore oil spill ever. The settlement includes a $1.256 billion criminal fine, the largest such levy in US history, the oil company said on Thursday. US...
  • Typhoon Kak-Tak causes oil spill in China August 18, 2012

    Beijing: Typhoon Kai-Tak has caused heavy damage in China's two provinces killing one person and causing economic loss runing into $315 million, besides triggering an oil spill. The typhoon, the 13th tropical storm to hit China this year, has left one person dead and two missing in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region...
  • Indie film 'Beasts' a fearless success June 28, 2012

    New York: On the first day newcomer director Benh Zeitlin began shooting his mythical, apocalyptic low-budget film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, he had a real life disaster to deal with - the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The sense of impending danger only served to heighten...
  • Brazil fines Chevron in $ 28 million for oil spill November 22, 2011

    Sao Paulo: Brazil's environmental agency said on Monday it will fine Chevron nearly $28 million for a continuing oil spill off the Rio de Janeiro coast, and the company could face several more similar fines in the coming days. The agency said through its press office that it will fine the...
  • Up to 2,600 barrels of oil leaked: Brazil November 19, 2011

    Rio De Janeiro: More than 2,600 barrels of oil may have spilled into the Atlantic ocean because of a leak at an offshore Chevron drilling site, Brazil's environmental protection agency said on Friday. Officials think 200 to 330 barrels of oil leaked each day from November 8 through Tuesday, the Ibama...
  • 2010 Mumbai oil spill damage worth Rs 515 crore September 26, 2011

    Mumbai: It has been over a year since a massive 600 tonne oil spill off the coast of Mumbai when the MSC Chitra collided with MV Khadija. An environment panel's report has pegged the losses to be over Rs 500 crore, out of which only Rs 1 crore has been...
  • US probe lays Gulf spill blame on BP, contractors September 15, 2011

    Washington: Poor management and critical mistakes by BP and its contractors led to the largest offshore oil spill in US history, according to the final report of the largest US government probe into last year's massive Gulf oil spill. Investigators from the US Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...
  • Hundreds of tons of oil leaked in North Sea: UK August 15, 2011

    London: The British government warned on Monday that several hundred tons of oil may have leaked into the North Sea from a Royal Dutch Shell rig. The Department for Energy and Climate Change said it estimates that the leak from a flow line at the Gannet Alpha platform off the...
  • MV Rak oil spill: damaged mangroves hit again August 10, 2011

    This oil spill comes just a year after the same area was hit by the oil spill by the MSC Chitra. ...
  • Mumbai oil spill: damaged mangroves hit again August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The MV RAK oil leak is threating the Mumbai mangroves. 100 metric tons of oil leaked out from MV RAK has hit Mumbai's mangroves - regeneration will be difficult, say environmentalists. The sludgy patches of oil on Mumbai's Juhu Beach are now not as big as they were...
  • India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar August 9, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Suhasini Haidar and Veeraraghav. ...
  • Mumbai: Govt not aggressive on oil spill issue? September 15, 2011

    MV Rak that sank off the coast of Mumbai last week has leaked about 100 tonnes of oil. ...
  • Oil spill hits Mumbai's mangroves September 15, 2011

    So far, the government has allocated Rs 10 lakh to contain the oil spill of the MV Rak. ...
  • Mumbai oil spill: Oil continues to drift ashore August 9, 2011

    Experts claim that by Tuesday evening, large chunks of oil will come floating into the Mumbai coastline. ...
  • Mumbai oil spill: Who will pay for the clean up? August 9, 2011

    Mumbai: Almost a year after the MSC Chitra's collision with the ship Khalijia, the MV Rak that sank off the coast of Mumbai last week has leaked about 100 tonnes of oil. Even as the Environment Minister has said that there is nothing to worry about, some experts disagree. The...
  • MV RAK oil spill decreasing, say officials August 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Indian defence and maritime authorities on Monday said the oil spill from the sunken ship RAK Carrier has decreased, compared to a day earlier and that it is not a major threat. "The rate of oil spill has reduced to around one tonne per hour, as compared to 1.5-2 tonnes...
  • MV RAK oil spill not a cause of concern: Natarajan August 8, 2011

    Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan says that the ministry is aware of the MV RAK oil spill in Mumbai and there is no cause of concern. ...
  • Mumbai: MV RAK continues to spill oil August 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Oil patches and tar balls can be seen on Mumbai's coastline with ugly evidence of ecological havoc spilling onto at least seven seafronts. Oil residue from the bulk carrier MV RAK that sank last Thursday can be seen at Juhu, Versova, Bandra, Khar, Madh Island, Aksa and Gorai beaches....
  • No cause of concern over oil spill: Natarajan August 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Ruling out any cause of concern over the oil spill from a sunk cargo vessel off the Mumbai coast, Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today asked the pollution authority to lift samples of the slick. "I reviewed the matter with my officials in the ministry. At this point of...
  • MV Rak oil spill: Damage visible on Juhu beach August 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Some tar balls could be seen at the Juhu beach on Monday, where the stranded MV Rak has recorded an oil spill, sending ecologists into a tizzy. Coast Guard sources have told CNN-IBN that the slick has been contained to an extent. The Coast Guard has been continuing with Operation...
  • Sunken ship MV Rak leaks oil off Mumbai coast August 7, 2011

    Mumbai: On August 7, 2010 a ship collision off Mumbai's coast led to a major oil spill. Exactly an year on, oil slick from MV RAK's wreckage has washed ashore Mumbai's coast threatening another ecological disaster. The ship loaded with 60,000 tonnes of coal and at least 300 tonnes of...
  • Mumbai: Oil leaking from sunken ship MV Rak August 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The sinking of the ship MV Rak off the coast of Mumbai has led to oil spill. A statement issued by the Coast Guard said that 1.5 - 2 tons of oil has been leaking every hour from the ship since August 6. An aerial recce on Sunday indicated...
  • Mumbai: Oil spill feared after sinking of ship August 7, 2011

    Mumbai: After the sinking of the bulk carrier MV Rak off the coast of Mumbai on Thursday, environmentalists are now concerned about the very real possibility of an oil spill, if authorities don't act fast to pump out oil from its tanks. There is 36,000 tons of shipwreck at the...
  • Oil spill cleanup turns up trove of Indian relics July 17, 2011

    Caminada Headland: Cleanup after the BP oil spill has turned up dozens of sites where archaeologists are finding human and animal bones, pottery and primitive weapons left behind by pre-historic Indian settlements - a trove of new clues about the Gulf Coast's mound dwellers more than 1,300 years ago. But...
  • Oil spill effect: mangroves in Mumbai damaged January 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Mangroves blackened due to the oil spill off Mumbai's coast due to the collision between two ships in August 2010 that released nearly 800 tonnes of crude oil into the sea and the Bombay Natural History Society which had been given the task of estimating the damage by the...
  • Oil spill off Mumbai coast as pipeline bursts January 21, 2011

    New Delhi: An oil spill was reported on Friday off the Mumbai coast following a rupture in a pipeline carrying crude oil from state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) offshore oilfields. The leakage in a pipeline carrying Mumbai High crude oil to Uran was reported around 8:45 AM and production...
  • Gulf oil spill was the most tweeted in 2010 December 14, 2010

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  • Whom do oil cos turn to when there's a spill? September 20, 2010

    When the MSC Napoli, a container ship, was beached off the coast of Cornwall in England three years ago, not everyone was distressed by the tonnes of bunker oil from the ship's tanks making its way to the shore. With the oil slick, the tide also brought in containers filled...
  • Mumbai oil leak: Polluters may go scot free September 16, 2010

    Mumbai: The clean up of Mumbai's shores still continues even a month after an oil spill caused by a collision between two ships. An report shows the water contamination is 300 times the international permissible limit. Surprisingly, India has no such specific guidelines. Therefore, it may help the defaulters to...