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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Oil Spill

This year
Cleanup operation underway in Louth after truck overturns, spilling battery acid and oil on N2
Louth county council said the battery acid and barrels of oil is considered to be of a significant volume.
Last year
Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon
Neither the government nor OCP Ecuador have quantified the extent of the spill.
21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption
The Peruvian government has formed a committee to deal with the crisis.
All time
'An environmental catastrophe': California beaches closed as major oil spill kills wildlife
Dead birds and fish have begun washing up on the shore.
'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?
Footage of the inferno went viral over the weekend.
Grounded oil tanker off Mauritius coast splits and leaks more diesel near protected areas
The country’s government is under pressure to explain why the ship was not emptied of its fuel.
Birds left 'caked' in oil after spill in Shannon tributary near Athlone
Five swans were found covered in oil by local volunteers.
Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage
The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill
Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.
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.
Motorway closed due to oil spill
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.
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
Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?
In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 disrupting traffic on M50
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.
$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.
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.
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 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 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…
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.
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
Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.