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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely ... with lighter liquids to allow it to flow through pipelines, according to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), which referred to Wabasca as “oil sands” in a report. The spill occurred ...

  2. Repulse Bay off limits

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh After the oil spill in Tuen Mun last Sunday which forced the closure of Cafeteria New Beach and Golden Beach, there is another oil slick at Repulse Bay on Wednesday this week. The Marine Department says preliminary investigations show the oil did not originate from land, or that it is connected to an oil spill in Tuen Mun. But they have no clue as to where it came from. ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill off Colombo manageable, say officials

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lankan officials say the 10km-long slick poses no danger to popular tourist spots Oil spill from rusted ship 'easy to clean up' An oil slick from a rusting cargo vessel that sank in bad weather reached the coast of Sri Lanka's capital yesterday, but officials insisted the spill was "manageable" and could easily ...

  4. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    Chevron pays US$17.5 million fine for Brazil spill

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 11:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro US oil firm Chevron has paid a US$17.5 million fine for a major spill off Rio de Janeiro state last year, Brazilian authorities said Thursday. ... released in July accused Chevron of negligence and said the company could have avoided the spill, which occurred in November in the Frade field, located 370 kilometers (230 miles) northwest of Rio. ...

  5. Confusion over rules on port oil spills

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... implemented at the ports. All major coastal ports began enforcing the oil-spill regulations from Sunday, 21 months after the marine-pollution legislation became law in March 2010. The delay was caused ... hold-up, there was still a raft of issues that needed to be clarified. Under the oil-spill and hazardous-material regulations, shipowners or ship managers have to appoint a pollution clean-up ...

  6. Cause of offshore oil spill still unknown

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ivan Zhai ivan.zhai@scmp.com The causes of oil spills from China's largest offshore oilfield remain unidentified six weeks after the first leak, oceanic authorities say. They warn that more spills are possible. The series of spills has seen oil from the Penglai 19-3 oilfield operated by ConocoPhillips seep into Bohai Bay, off the coast of Shandong province, since early last ...

  7. The five Ws

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox Your primer to an issue in the news What? Five ships were wrecked in a ferocious storm on Monday. One of the ships spilled up to 2,000 tonnes of oil. At least two other ships were carrying hazardous materials. Where? The oil spill happened in the Kerch Strait, a narrow passageway of water between Russia and Ukraine that links the Black and Azov Seas. When? When ...

  8. Oil spill payout lacks transparency

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A billion yuan is a number too big for many of us to comprehend, but it is minuscule if linked to the massive oil spill that contaminated northeast China's Bohai Bay and the coasts ... cases. Determining the damage and economic repercussions of an oil spill is not straightforward. The marine ecosystem is complex, affected communities can each have different expectations ...

  9. 1.2b yuan payout for oil spill 'an insult'

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem william.clem@scmp.com State-owned oil giant CNOOC and US partner ConocoPhillips have reached a 1 billion yuan (HK$1.23 billion) compensation deal with China's Ministry of Agriculture over last year's Bohai Sea oil spill. The US firm said the payment was 'to settle public and private claims of potentially affected fishermen in relevant Bohai Bay ...

  10. Fish farmers in the lurch over oil spills

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Fish farmers in Shandong affected by oil spills in the Bohai Sea expressed disappointment at the government's apparent lack of action to help them ... National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), which owns 51 per cent of the rigs. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) wrapped up an official investigation into the spills and issued a statement ...




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