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Storm Threatens New Zealand Oil Spill Site

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage crews are scrambling to avert an environmental disaster in New Zealand’s pristine Bay of Plenty, as a storm threatens to hit the area where a cargo ship ran aground on a reef Wednesday. Salvage teams have installed covers designed to seal the ship’s fuel tanks in case the container vessel breaks apart in heavy […]

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New Zealand Starts Oil Slick Clean-up

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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New Zealand has begun a clean-up effort to remove an oil slick created by a cargo ship that struck a reef off the country’s North Island. Oil recovery teams began scooping up oil that has leaked from the ship and salvage crews arrived Sunday to perform the sensitive task of pumping fuel from a crippled […]

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Study: Oil Still Fresh Along Gulf Coast

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study says balls of tar from last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the southern United States are not breaking down as fast as officials had expected. Auburn University researchers in Alabama say oil samples that washed up on the beach after a recent tropical storm appeared very similar […]

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New Gulf Oil Spill Report Blames BP, Partners for Disaster

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A key federal report has leveled much of the blame on BP for last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. The U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement report , released Wednesday, says the disaster is the result of poor risk management, a […]

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New Gulf Oil Spill Report Blames BP, Partners for Disaster

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:32 am (UTC-5)
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A key federal report is blaming British Petroleum and its partners for last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. The U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement report says the disaster was the result of poor management, a faulty cement job, and other […]

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Chinese Premier Orders Official Probe of US Oil Giant

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has ordered a thorough probe of an oil spill at a site in northern China operated by U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips. Environmentalists say an undersea well site that began leaking in early June has badly polluted the beaches in Bohai Bay, and impacted fishing and agricultural operations in the coastal region […]

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US Oil Firm Apologizes Over Oil Leak in Chinese Waters

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based ConocoPhillips says it will create a fund to mitigate the damage caused by an oil spill off China’s northeastern coast. The oil giant issued a statement Wednesday saying the fund will cover the company’s responsibilities from the three-month oil leak, and to “benefit the general environment” in Bohai Bay. The company did not say […]

Chinese State Media Blast US Firm Over Oil Leak

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are accusing an American oil company of lacking basic social responsibility in its handling of an oil spill in Bohai Bay, off China’s northeast coast. The company, ConocoPhillips China, said it expected to complete a shutdown of its operations in the bay by the end of Monday, complying with an order issued […]

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Dutch Shell: Second Leak Found in North Sea Spill

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Royal Dutch Shell says it is struggling to contain the worst North Sea oil spill in a decade, after a second leak was found in an oil line near the company’s platform off the Scottish coast. The new discovery comes one day after the Netherlands-based oil company said it had the leak “under control.” Before […]

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China to Sue U.S.-Chinese Partnership Over Oil Leaks

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese government says it is preparing to file a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips China for environmental damage caused by an oil spill off the coast of northern China. The State Oceanic Administration said Tuesday it will take legal action against the subsidiary of U.S.-based oil giant ConocoPhillips and state-run China National Offshore Corporation , which […]

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