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Grounded oil tanker off Mauritius coast splits and leaks more diesel near protected areas
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Grounded oil tanker off Mauritius coast splits and leaks more diesel near protected areas

Aug 15th 2020, 6:59 PM 42,187 Views 14 Comments

The country’s government is under pressure to explain why the ship was not emptied of its fuel.

Birds left 'caked' in oil after spill in Shannon tributary near Athlone
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Birds left 'caked' in oil after spill in Shannon tributary near Athlone

Aug 13th 2019, 1:28 PM 19,159 Views 19 Comments

Five swans were found covered in oil by local volunteers.

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage
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Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage

Jun 6th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,455 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

Take extreme care: Truck spewing oil causes rush hour traffic chaos in Limerick
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Take extreme care: Truck spewing oil causes rush hour traffic chaos in Limerick

Oct 19th 2017, 10:40 AM 19,095 Views 7 Comments

The spillage caused a number of minor collisions and the closure of a main road.

This giant fatberg has clogged the sewers in Belfast
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This giant fatberg has clogged the sewers in Belfast

Jun 26th 2017, 11:23 AM 53,325 Views 27 Comments

The accumulation of FOG materials has caused a fatberg in the area, which crews have worked to clear.

Pictures: A giant oil slick has hit the California coast
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Pictures: A giant oil slick has hit the California coast

May 21st 2015, 4:56 PM 13,299 Views 11 Comments

The spill is the result of an onshore pipeline leak spewing oil into the ocean for several hours yesterday.

This billion-dollar oil company founded in Carlow just posted its first loss in 15 years
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This billion-dollar oil company founded in Carlow just posted its first loss in 15 years

Feb 11th 2015, 1:56 PM 18,697 Views 19 Comments

The low oil price is not good news for exploration firms.

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored
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Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored

Nov 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 23 Views 14 Comments

People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.

Transocean fined $1.4 billion over Deepwater Horizon
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Transocean fined $1.4 billion over Deepwater Horizon

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:14 PM 7,411 Views 15 Comments

The Swiss-based company will pay a mix of criminal penalties and civil fines after settling with the US Government.

BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
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BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Nov 15th 2012, 6:09 PM 3,405 Views 9 Comments

The settlement includes about €1 billion in criminal fines – the biggest criminal penalty in US history.

Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill
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Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill

Nov 1st 2012, 3:20 PM 9,156 Views 4 Comments

Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic
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Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

Oct 6th 2012, 10:30 AM 5,808 Views 38 Comments

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

Motorway closed due to oil spill
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Motorway closed due to oil spill

May 18th 2012, 10:07 AM 1,532 Views 2 Comments

Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring
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Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring

May 9th 2012, 11:12 AM 3,054 Views 2 Comments

The Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 saw millions of gallons of crude oil spill into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Indian authorities say the ship is toxic.

Former BP worker arrested for allegedly deleting iPhone evidence
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Former BP worker arrested for allegedly deleting iPhone evidence

Apr 25th 2012, 8:49 AM 2,643 Views 6 Comments

Engineer who worked on the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been accused of deleting messages relating to

Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?
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Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?

Apr 1st 2012, 10:00 AM 20,446 Views 6 Comments

In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, TheJournal.ie takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.

Ship's officers plead guilty over New Zealand's Rena disaster
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Ship's officers plead guilty over New Zealand's Rena disaster

Feb 29th 2012, 11:48 AM 1,115 Views 0 Comments

Rena’s collision with a reef off the New Zealand coast led to a serious environmental disaster in the form of a major oil spill.

BP reports gains despite payments after Gulf spill
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BP reports gains despite payments after Gulf spill

Feb 7th 2012, 12:46 PM 785 Views 2 Comments

The company reports that it has raised its quarterly dividend by 14 per cent, even after making payments to compensate for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Grounded cargo ship breaks apart on New Zealand reef
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Grounded cargo ship breaks apart on New Zealand reef

Jan 8th 2012, 3:17 PM 3,751 Views 2 Comments

The wreck had been described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster even before the rear section of the ship, lashed by pounding seas, broke away overnight.

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill
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Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill

Dec 31st 2011, 7:00 PM 3,124 Views 8 Comments

The first new drilling began in the region in March of this year – and is thriving even after the disastrous BP oil spill.

Brazil sues oil giant $10.6bn for spill
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Brazil sues oil giant $10.6bn for spill

Dec 15th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,130 Views 1 Comment

Chevron is being sued for $10.6 billion over the spillage of almost 3,000 barrels of crude oil of the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Oil spill disrupting traffic on M50
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Oil spill disrupting traffic on M50

Nov 9th 2011, 10:04 AM 337 Views 0 Comments

BP sees huge Q3 profits, announces 'turning point'
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BP sees huge Q3 profits, announces 'turning point'

Oct 25th 2011, 3:05 PM 70 Views 0 Comments

The oil giant’s chief executive has said Q3 results mark a turnaround from the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

$4 billion paid to BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
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$4 billion paid to BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Oct 17th 2011, 11:49 AM 458 Views 2 Comments

Anadarko Petroleum Co has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

NZ teams rush to clear oil from grounded ship before it breaks apart or sinks
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NZ teams rush to clear oil from grounded ship before it breaks apart or sinks

Oct 17th 2011, 8:47 AM 272 Views 0 Comments

Salvage crews were forced to stop their work for about a week because of severe weather and have a long way to go to clear all 1,400 tons of remaining fuel from the stricken vessel.

BP and contractors face $45million fine over Deepwater Horizon spill
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BP and contractors face $45million fine over Deepwater Horizon spill

Oct 13th 2011, 9:12 PM 309 Views 10 Comments

The three companies could be fined up to $35,000 per day – but that figure is reportedly dwarfed by their profits.

New Zealand: Stricken ship's captain faces court
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New Zealand: Stricken ship's captain faces court

Oct 12th 2011, 3:10 PM 253 Views 4 Comments

The captain of the cargo ship that spilled oil off the New Zealand coast has been charged over the incident – which has been described as the country’s biggest maritime environmental disaster.

Oil spill spreads in New Zealand
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Oil spill spreads in New Zealand

Oct 10th 2011, 8:38 AM 324 Views 0 Comments

People have been advised to stay away from the water after the oil spill spreads to a beach in New Zealand. Oil-covered wildlife have been rescued in the area.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 9th 2011, 7:52 PM 2,390 Views 4 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: A wrongly accused priest comes home, Macca gets married, and two burglars prove there really is honour among thieves…

Second leak discovered as North Sea oil spill is the 'worst for a decade'
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Second leak discovered as North Sea oil spill is the 'worst for a decade'

Aug 16th 2011, 9:15 AM 388 Views 2 Comments

The oil spill from a Shell platform is estimated to be the worst in ten years in the North Sea.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jul 3rd 2011, 8:02 PM 2,646 Views 1 Comment

In this evening’s Fix: Turkey ignores Gaddafi, the Cloyne report may finally see the light, the Leaving Cert takes a bashing, and why grocery-shopping is best done in high heels…

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture
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Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture

Jul 3rd 2011, 2:50 PM 805 Views 2 Comments

Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.

BP Gulf oil spill blamed on bad management
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BP Gulf oil spill blamed on bad management

Jan 6th 2011, 11:03 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

US National Commission investigating April’s Deepwater Horizon rig explosion heavily criticises the companies involved in the rig.

Baltic ferry blaze provokes fuel leak fears
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Baltic ferry blaze provokes fuel leak fears

Oct 10th 2010, 10:09 AM 487 Views 0 Comments

Danish and German experts battle to prevent sinking of Lithuanian-flagged ferry after evacuation yesterday.

Gulf oil spill well declared 'dead' by BP
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Gulf oil spill well declared 'dead' by BP

Sep 20th 2010, 2:11 PM 206 Views 0 Comments

Oil giant sees share price rise after announcement.

Dublin City Council treating city centre oil spill
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Dublin City Council treating city centre oil spill

Sep 5th 2010, 6:27 PM 89 Views 0 Comments

The 5 most stupid things BP has done since the spill
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The 5 most stupid things BP has done since the spill

Jul 23rd 2010, 9:20 PM 255 Views 0 Comments

When can an oil company catch a break?

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