Massive die-out of wildlife after Dorpspruit oil spill

2016-09-28 10:01

A major oil spill in the Dorp­spruit is said to cause a “massive die-out” of wildlife living in and around the river.

BP logs $1.4bn loss, draws line under oil disaster

2016-07-26 10:49

BP has faced another net loss in the second quarter but has now drawn a line under the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

KFC oil spill causes JHB road chaos

2015-02-13 14:46

KFC staff allegedly poured 25 litres of cooking oil at their drive-through in Southdale, Johannesburg, which has resulted in an accident involving five cars.

BP shares extend losses after oil spill ruling

2014-09-05 12:30

Shares in BP have extended losses, impacted by a US judge's decision that the oil major was "grossly negligent" over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP accused of greed, lax safety

2013-02-26 08:03

The US government has accused BP of letting greed triumph over safety in the opening arguments of a multi-billion dollar trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Billion dollar BP oil spill trial opens

2013-02-25 07:33

Billions of dollars will be at stake at the opening of a complex trial to determine how much BP should pay for the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Shell slapped with $5bn oil spill fine

2012-07-18 08:31

Nigeria has fined Shell $5bn over an oil spill late last year at an offshore field, but the company says there is no basis for the fine.

BP boosted by oil spill settlement

2012-03-05 11:09

Oil giant BP has reached a settlement on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill worth an estimated $7.8bn, pushing its share price up.


Several penguins treated after PE oilspill

2016-08-20 21:09

Several oil-covered African penguins have been rescued on St Croix and Bird Island in Algoa Bay after an oil spill caused a slick of about five kilometres.

More questions than answers in California oil spill

2015-05-21 10:32

Tens of thousands of litres of spilled oil from a broken underground pipeline has threatened protected waters and wildlife in California’s southern coast, as US federal and local authorities rushed to contain its spread.

Shell to pay £55m Nigeria oil settlement

2015-01-07 08:50

Royal Dutch Shell will have to pay out £55m for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing to the country's largest ever out-of-court oil spill settlement.

Shell to stop drilling in Alaska this year

2014-01-31 12:01

Shell, Europe's largest oil company, will stop drilling for oil in Alaska this year as it cuts back on investments and tries to reverse a steep drop in earnings.

BP comes under fire in oil spill trial

2013-02-25 19:57

The blockbuster BP oil spill trial opened with a scathing attack on the poor safety standards which led to the worst environmental disaster in US history.

Shell shuts oil station in Nigeria

2012-08-16 17:45

Shell has said it had shut down an oil processing facility in Nigeria over a pump failure, but denied reports that a significant amount of oil had spilled in the area.

Chevron faces Brazil oil spill charge

2012-03-22 10:39

Federal prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro have accused US oil giant Chevron and 17 executives of "environmental crime" in connection with a major spill in 2011.

BP investors turn up the heat on CEO

2011-07-22 10:35

A year after the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP chief Bob Dudley is under pressure to revive the oil giant's share price.

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