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#Oil Spill

# oil-spill - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Take extreme care: Truck spewing oil causes rush hour traffic chaos in Limerick

The spillage caused a number of minor collisions and the closure of a main road.

# oil-spill - Monday 26 June, 2017

This giant fatberg has clogged the sewers in Belfast

The accumulation of FOG materials has caused a fatberg in the area, which crews have worked to clear.

# oil-spill - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Pictures: A giant oil slick has hit the California coast

The spill is the result of an onshore pipeline leak spewing oil into the ocean for several hours yesterday.

# oil-spill - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

This billion-dollar oil company founded in Carlow just posted its first loss in 15 years

The low oil price is not good news for exploration firms.

# oil-spill - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored

People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.

# oil-spill - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Transocean fined $1.4 billion over Deepwater Horizon

The Swiss-based company will pay a mix of criminal penalties and civil fines after settling with the US Government.

# oil-spill - Thursday 15 November, 2012

BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

The settlement includes about €1 billion in criminal fines – the biggest criminal penalty in US history.

# oil-spill - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill

Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.

# oil-spill - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

# oil-spill - Friday 18 May, 2012

THE SOUTHBOUND LANES of the M8 motorway have been closed due to an oil spillage on the road.

The closure affects the whole area between Junction 3 near Abbeyleix, Co Laois and Junction 8 near Cashel, Co Tipperary. It’s expected the road will be closed for a number of hours.

Diversions are in place and motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

# oil-spill - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring Exxon Valdez This post contains videos This post contains images

Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring

The Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 saw millions of gallons of crude oil spill into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Indian authorities say the ship is toxic.

# oil-spill - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Former BP worker arrested for allegedly deleting iPhone evidence

Engineer who worked on the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been accused of deleting messages relating to

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before 9am.

# oil-spill - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?

In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, TheJournal.ie takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.

# oil-spill - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Ship's officers plead guilty over New Zealand's Rena disaster

Rena’s collision with a reef off the New Zealand coast led to a serious environmental disaster in the form of a major oil spill.

# oil-spill - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

BP reports gains despite payments after Gulf spill BP

BP reports gains despite payments after Gulf spill

The company reports that it has raised its quarterly dividend by 14 per cent, even after making payments to compensate for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

# oil-spill - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Grounded cargo ship breaks apart on New Zealand reef

The wreck had been described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster even before the rear section of the ship, lashed by pounding seas, broke away overnight.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

This morning: arrest in Kimmage murder case, houses being bought for cash-only and what Brian O’Driscoll is up to on his rugby-free days.

# oil-spill - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill Oil

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill

The first new drilling began in the region in March of this year – and is thriving even after the disastrous BP oil spill.

# oil-spill - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Brazil sues oil giant $10.6bn for spill

Chevron is being sued for $10.6 billion over the spillage of almost 3,000 barrels of crude oil of the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

# oil-spill - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

THERE HAS BEEN an oil spill on the M50 at the junction with the N4 Lucan road. It’s understood the spill was caused by a collision at around 9am.

A reduced number of lanes are now in operation and traffic is being disrupted. Emergency services are at the scene dealing with the spill.

# oil-spill - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

BP sees huge Q3 profits, announces 'turning point' BP

BP sees huge Q3 profits, announces 'turning point'

The oil giant’s chief executive has said Q3 results mark a turnaround from the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

# oil-spill - Monday 17 October, 2011

$4 billion paid to BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Anadarko Petroleum Co has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

NZ teams rush to clear oil from grounded ship before it breaks apart or sinks

Salvage crews were forced to stop their work for about a week because of severe weather and have a long way to go to clear all 1,400 tons of remaining fuel from the stricken vessel.

# oil-spill - Thursday 13 October, 2011

BP and contractors face $45million fine over Deepwater Horizon spill

The three companies could be fined up to $35,000 per day – but that figure is reportedly dwarfed by their profits.

# oil-spill - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

New Zealand: Stricken ship's captain faces court

The captain of the cargo ship that spilled oil off the New Zealand coast has been charged over the incident – which has been described as the country’s biggest maritime environmental disaster.

# oil-spill - Monday 10 October, 2011

Oil spill spreads in New Zealand

People have been advised to stay away from the water after the oil spill spreads to a beach in New Zealand. Oil-covered wildlife have been rescued in the area.

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# oil-spill - Sunday 9 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: A wrongly accused priest comes home, Macca gets married, and two burglars prove there really is honour among thieves…

# oil-spill - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Second leak discovered as North Sea oil spill is the 'worst for a decade'

The oil spill from a Shell platform is estimated to be the worst in ten years in the North Sea.

# oil-spill - Sunday 3 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In this evening’s Fix: Turkey ignores Gaddafi, the Cloyne report may finally see the light, the Leaving Cert takes a bashing, and why grocery-shopping is best done in high heels…

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture Oil Spill This post contains images

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture

Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.

# oil-spill - Thursday 6 January, 2011

BP Gulf oil spill blamed on bad management

US National Commission investigating April’s Deepwater Horizon rig explosion heavily criticises the companies involved in the rig.

# oil-spill - Sunday 10 October, 2010

Baltic ferry blaze provokes fuel leak fears

Danish and German experts battle to prevent sinking of Lithuanian-flagged ferry after evacuation yesterday.

# oil-spill - Monday 20 September, 2010

Gulf oil spill well declared 'dead' by BP

Oil giant sees share price rise after announcement.

# oil-spill - Sunday 5 September, 2010

MOTORISTS IN DUBLIN CITY CENTRE are advised to drive with extreme caution following a massive oil spill stretching from Christchurch to the North Quays and Dame Street. With the roads already slick from a day of misty weather, AA Roadwatch has asked all motorists – including those leaving the Croke Park area – to be as vigilant as possible.

# oil-spill - Friday 23 July, 2010

1. BP’s CEO said he wanted his life back – after 11 people died on the rig

BP’s CEO Tony Hayward apologised for the “disruption” the oil spill had caused to the lives of people living along the Gulf coast. Then he explained that he wanted the whole thing over because, he said, “I’d like my life back.”


2. And then he went on holidays

Tony Hayward enjoyed some nice oil-free waters when taking part in a yacht race off the coast of southern England last month. A BP spokesperson said he was taking a break from overseeing BP’s efforts to stem the leak, before the leak was actually stemmed.

3. It got creative with photos of its clean-up efforts

BP released edited photos which seemed to show the hectic efforts being made in BP HQ to plug the leak. Turns out three of the screens in the crisis command centre were not actually running any video feeds at the time.

4. It turned the alarms off just before the accident

The alarm system on the Deepwater Horizon was partially shut down on the day the rig exploded, according to an electronics technician who worked on the rig. Speaking to an investigative panel in the US, the technician said that the company didn’t want a false alarm waking people up at night.

5. It got caught up in the Lockerbie bombing.

BP has been trying to dissociate itself from any suggestions that it influenced Scotland’s decision to release the Lockerbie bomber. The company admitted to lobbying the UK government over a Libya prisoner transfer deal, but said it did not specifically push for al-Megrahi’s release.

A MAJOR OIL spill in Dalian City, northeast China, now covers over 170 square miles. Authorities have sent 40 oil skimming vessels and 23 tonnes of oil-eating bacteria to the area.

Two pipelines exploded at an oil storage depot in Dalian harbour last Friday, and a huge fire burned there throughout the weekend.

The local government said 1,000 local fishing boats were ordered to assist the clean-up operation. AFP reports that many of those mobilised to help are working without protective gear and some people were seen using their bare hands to clean up the oil.

One fireman drowned on Tuesday after being struck by a strong wave as he attempted to clean a boat pump.

Greenpace says the spill holds “serious consequences for the coastal ecosystem” of the area, and said that there is no such things as a complete clean-up.

In January, a broken pipeline in the northwest of the country released 150,000 litres of diesel oil into the Yellow River, a major water source for millions of people.

Dalian is one of China’s main oil-producing and distributing centres. China recently overtook the US as the world’s number one energy user. Provisional data from the International Energy Agency shows that China’s energy demand doubled over the last ten years.