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Environmental Disaster Unfolds in Pacific, Near Solomon Islands, as Ship Leaks Oil

An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday [March 1]. Footage taken this week shows …

Unknown Amount of Oil from Leaking Cargo Ship in Southern California Harbor

Authorities say a large cargo ship has leaked an unknown amount of oil in the Los Angeles Harbor. The Coast Guard says the leak was reported Sunday evening, where an oily sheen was visible near the vessel Istra Ace. It’s …

Chevron, Transocean Face New Multi-billion Brazil Lawsuit; ‘Outrageous’ Say Companies

A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Tuesday launched his second 20 billion real ($10.9 billion) lawsuit against U.S. oil company Chevron and driller Transocean, doubling the stakes against the companies as critics call him as overzealous. The new lawsuit, the prosecutor’s …

Brazilian Prosecutor to Charge Chevron Cannot Stop Oil Leak

A Brazilian prosecutor plans to allege this week that U.S. oil company Chevron has no way to stop a leak in an offshore oil field caused by a November drilling accident. Prosecutor Eduardo Santos de Oliveira told Reuters in a …

China Orders ConocoPhillips to Halt Output at Bohai Bay Oilfield

China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has ordered a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips to halt all operations at the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in northern China’s Bohai Bay, saying the company has failed to seal a leak that has lasted more than two …