Oil Spill

  • BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for US oil spill 16-11-2012 02:21 AM

    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....
  • Brazil fines Chevron in $ 28 million for oil spill 22-11-2011 04:57 AM

    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...
  • Up to 2,600 barrels of oil leaked: Brazil 19-11-2011 03:13 AM

    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...
  • 2010 Mumbai oil spill damage worth Rs 515 crore 26-09-2011 09:50 AM

    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 15-09-2011 02:27 AM

    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...
  • Hundreds of tons of oil leaked in North Sea: UK 15-08-2011 08:41 PM

    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 10-08-2011 12:39 PM

    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 10-08-2011 07:30 AM

    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 09-08-2011 11:30 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Suhasini Haidar and Veeraraghav. ...
  • Mumbai: Govt not aggressive on oil spill issue? 09-08-2011 09:41 PM

    MV Rak that sank off the coast of Mumbai last week has leaked about 100 tonnes of oil. ...
  • Oil spill hits Mumbai's mangroves 09-08-2011 11:58 AM

    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 09-08-2011 10:41 AM

    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? 09-08-2011 08:03 AM

    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 08-08-2011 10:03 PM

    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...
  • MV RAK oil spill not a cause of concern: Natarajan 08-08-2011 09:00 PM

    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 08-08-2011 08:43 PM

    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 08-08-2011 02:13 PM

    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...
  • MV Rak oil spill: Damage visible on Juhu beach 08-08-2011 10:22 AM

    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...
  • Sunken ship MV Rak leaks oil off Mumbai coast 07-08-2011 09:09 PM

    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 07-08-2011 01:42 PM

    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 07-08-2011 11:19 AM

    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 17-07-2011 11:09 AM

    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 25-01-2011 08:48 AM

    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 21-01-2011 01:14 PM

    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...
  • Gulf oil spill was the most tweeted in 2010 14-12-2010 10:23 PM

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  • Whom do oil cos turn to when there's a spill? 20-09-2010 12:29 PM

    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 16-09-2010 11:05 AM

    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...
  • 'BP Spillcam' deemed top TV word 10-09-2010 03:53 PM

    Los Angeles: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the success of the TV show "Jersey Shore" made words like "BP Spillcam" and "Guido" among the most used words of the 2009-2010 TV season, according to a global language survey released on Thursday. "BP Spillcam" topped the list by the...
  • Mumbai oil spill: Hazardous cargo poses threat 06-09-2010 09:52 PM

    Mumbai: The big ship collision off the Mumbai last month caused an oil spill that shocked environmentalists. But the more frightening consequences of that collision may come from containers with hazardous chemicals in them on board the MSC Chitra. CNN-IBN has learnt that along with locating several missing hazardous containers...