Filed under: maps | Tags: bitumen, crude oil, Enbridge, environment, Exxon, oil sands, oil spill, oil transportation, pegasus, pegasus line, pipeline rupture oil, tar sands
The Pegasus line through Arkansas is spewing its contents into a subdivision.
Olive oil. Wet cleanup in aisle seven.
Safeway officials initially claimed that the spill was only 4 ounces, but as you can see it is much larger.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Anadarko, BP, cetacians, deepwater, Deepwater Horizon, dolphins, GOM, Gulf of Mexico, oil spill, Transocean, whales
2010-2012 Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event in Northern Gulf of Mexico – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries
Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.
Note: These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of March 18, 2012, the UME involves 693 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (5% stranded alive and 95% stranded dead).
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Brazil, Chevron, CVX, Marcelo del Negri, offshore oil production, offshore oil spill, oil spill
Seventeen Chevron Corp. (CVX) and Transocean Ltd. executives were banned from leaving Brazil pending an investigation into an offshore oil spill.
The order was signed by a federal judge last week as part of the probe into the 3,000-barrel slick off Rio de Janeiro in November, Marcelo del Negri, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office, said in a telephone interview yesterday. Transocean owned the rig involved in the spill.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: arctic oil spill, blowout, Chukchi, Chukchi Sea, corexit, Deepwater Horizon, Department of Interior, oil spill, Royal Dutch Shell, Salazar, Shell
Department of Interior press release provides this link to Shell’s spill response plan which was approved on Feb. 17:
A copy of Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea is available at: http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx.
But clicking on the DOI’s link to the OSRP (Oil Spill Response Plan) for the Chukchi Sea leads to this NO PAGE FOUND business:
I guess we’ll just have to trust the department’s “fact sheet.” The “fact sheet” says everything is just great.
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: energy, New Zealand, oil spill, petroleum, Rena, tanker, transport
“The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster even before the rear section of the ship, lashed by pounding seas, broke away yesterday. The ship has already spilled heavy fuel oil that fouled pristine North Island beaches and killed up to 20,000 seabirds, and despite salvage efforts nearly 400 tonnes of oil remain onboard.”