Oil Spill News

Wind Could Spread Oil Leak from Pertamina’s Undersea Well in Indonesia

Wind is threatening to spread a growing 52-mile (84-kilometer) oil sheen in Indonesia from an undersea well that began leaking about two weeks ago into the Java Sea. State crude producer PT Pertamina plans to install more booms in the …

California Regulators Say Chevron Not Doing Enough to Stop Oil Spill

California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt …

Exxon Mobil Settling Montana Oil Spill for $1M

A judge has approved an agreement for Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay $1.05 million to settle federal pollution violations over a 2011 pipeline break that sent oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters accepted the deal this …

France Works to Contain Fuel Spill After Italian Container Ship Sinks

French authorities are working to contain a fuel spill off the Atlantic Coast after an Italian container ship sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America after it sank Tuesday, according …

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 …

Cleanup Underway After Massive Oklahoma Oil Spill

Crews are working to contain thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked into a creek in northern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said the oil extends for about 5 miles in Black Bear Creek in rural Garfield …

Oil Tanker Disaster to Be Probed by Maritime Authorities from China, Panama, Iran & HK

The maritime authorities of China, Panama, Iran and Hong Kong on Thursday signed an agreement to jointly investigate a collision in the East China Sea that caused the worst oil ship disaster in decades, according to China’s Ministry of Transport. …

No Initial Sign that Sunken Iran Oil Tanker Breached Safety Protocols: Panama

The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing …

Oil from Sunken Iran Tanker Diffuses into 4 Separate Slicks

Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorites said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging …

Iran Oil Tanker Creates Oil Slicks Covering 42 Square Miles: Chinese Government

An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare …