ARTICLES RELATING TO OIL SPILLS

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

2018-01-14 14:02

A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said.

Cleaning Grey’s oil spill will take weeks

2016-10-05 09:19

Efforts to clean the massive oil spill in the Dorpspruit are underway after the source of the spill was confirmed to be Grey’s Hospital.

Shell CEO faces long haul to surpass Exxon

2016-06-15 11:45

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive officer Ben Van Beurden has spelled out his main goal last week - surpass Exxon Mobil to become the best-performing oil major.

Shell must pay $4bn oil damages, says Nigeria

2014-11-27 10:21

Nigeria's national assembly says oil major Shell should pay $3.96bn for a 2011 spill in the latest assessment of damage to the environment.

UK government helps BP in oil spill rulings

2014-09-08 11:30

The British government has urged the US Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP faces billions in fines over oil spill

2014-09-04 18:46

A judge has found BP grossly negligent for its role in the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a ruling that could see the oil giant pay billions of more dollars in fines.

Shell offers $51m to settle oil spills case

2014-06-20 20:03

Royal Dutch Shell is ready to pay up to $51m in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after a London court rejected a larger claim, sources say.

US oil spill claims continue

2014-04-21 16:30

Some islanders in Louisiana say they are tired of hearing that their beaches are free from oil, four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

 

Exxon's bigger InterOil offer still isn’t good enough

2016-12-22 18:01

Exxon Mobil’s offer to raise its bid for InterOil Corporation to as high as $3.9bn isn’t enough to pacify the deal’s most prominent opponent.

Oil spill a threat to wildlife and humans

2016-09-29 09:20

Concerns over humans and wildlife being affected have been raised following the major oil spill in the Dorpsruit on Tuesday.

Shell agrees to start clean up of oil spill

2015-05-03 18:45

Shell has agreed with a Nigerian fishing community of in the Niger Delta to start the clean up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, say activists and locals.

Shell says Nigeria spills bigger than thought

2014-11-13 09:01

Royal Dutch Shell has said two 2008 oil spills in Nigeria were larger than earlier thought, ahead of a compensation court case in England's High Court.

BP can absorb new oil spill fine - analysts

2014-09-05 14:30

BP should be able to meet the cost of up to $18bn of new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill without major asset sales, say analysts.

'Bombing' whales to save them from oil

2014-07-02 13:42

Using underwater explosives and other deterrents may be the only way to scare the already highly stressed marine mammals away from oil spills.

US pipeline break spills crude oil

2014-05-15 17:04

Thousands of litres of crude oil has spilled over a large area in Los Angeles after a break occurred in an above-ground Plains West Coast pipeline.

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