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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

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Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

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Mexican firm ordered to clean up oil spill


August 25th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican environmental authorities are demanding that state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos clean up a crude spill that occurred when a loading buoy sank nearly two ... Read more...

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Biggest oil spill kills highest number of dolphins


July 20th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The largest oil spill ever caused the highest number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study.Most troubling to scientists was ... Read more...

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SC bars former US vessel from anchoring at Gujarat port (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined permission, for now, to the erstwhile American oil tanker Exxon Valdez, rechristened Oriental Nicety, to anchor at the Gujarat ship-breaking ... Read more...

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SC bars US vessel from anchoring at Gujarat port


May 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined permission, for now, to the erstwhile American oil tanker Exxon Valdez, now rechristened Oriental Nicety, to anchor at the Gujarat ... Read more...

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Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible


March 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Crabs, insects and spiders, hit by the huge 2010 oil spill from the rig Deepwater Horizon, surprisingly recovered within a year if their host plants remained ... Read more...

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India-Japan coast guards’ deep sea mock drill ends


January 30th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Indian and Japanese coast guards Monday concluded a deep sea mock drill to counter a range of maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region.The 11th ... Read more...

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Brazil seeking $10 bn from Chevron for oil spill


December 16th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10 billion) in damages from US oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil ... Read more...

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`Chevron out of Brazil if it fails to comply with agreement’


December 5th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) US-based Chevron Corp. will have to leave Brazil if it fails to comply with the agreement it reached to deal with the damage caused by an ... Read more...

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Brazil to impose more fines on Chevron for oil spill


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 30 (IANS) Brazil's environment protection agency Ibama said Tuesday that US oil giant Chevron may be fined an additional 60 million reais ($32.6 million) for the ... Read more...

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Petrobras reports gas leak at drilling platform


November 28th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A "minimal amount" of gas leaked at a drilling platform off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in the Campos basin, Brazil's main oil-producing ... Read more...

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Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights after spill


November 24th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Wednesday it has temporarily barred Chevron Corp. from drilling new wells after an oil spill two weeks ... Read more...

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Brazil fines Chevron for oil spill


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 22 (IANS) Brazilian authorities said Monday that US oil giant Chevron would pay a maximum environmental damage fine of $27.78 million for a large spill off ... Read more...

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Brazilian police question Chevron’s oil clean-up


November 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) The head of the Brazilian Federal Police's environmental crimes unit has questioned the legality and methods being used by US-based Chevron Corp. to clean ... Read more...

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Over 100 dead in Kenya fuel pipeline fire


September 12th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 12 (IANS) Over 100 people were burnt to death Monday in a fire in a fuel pipeline passing through a slum area in Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials said. The ... Read more...

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BP has paid $5 bn to people affected by oil spill


August 24th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) BP Plc. so far has paid $5 billion to people who were affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of ... Read more...

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Divers wait for good weather to plug Mumbai oil spill


August 11th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) A team of divers from the Oil and Natural Gas Commission Thursday started operations to ascertain the source of oil spill from the sunken cargo vessel ... Read more...

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Divers to attempt plug oil leak from sunken ship


August 10th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) While oil continued to spill and spread from sunken cargo ship M.V. Rak Carrier off Mumbai, the maritime authorities Wednesday decided to requisition a specialised ... Read more...

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Sunken ship spewing less oil, say maritime authorities


August 9th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Oil spill from the sunken cargo ship, M.V. Rak Carrier has reduced though oil patches have been noticed on Mumbai beaches and further down on Alibag ... Read more...

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Antony to chair meeting on ship incidents


August 8th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will Wednesday chair a meeting of maritime security brass from the navy and the coast guard to assess how an unmanned ... Read more...

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Mumbai oil spill decreasing: Defence ministry


August 8th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian defence and maritime authorities Monday said the oil flow from the sunken ship Rak Carrier has decreased, compared to a day earlier.According to a statement ... Read more...

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Efforts underway to clear stranded ship from Mumbai beach


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Insurance companies, salvagers and owners of the stranded Panama-flagged oil tanker M.T. Pavit have arrived here to discuss ways to either salvage or refloat the vessel, ... Read more...

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Bugs made world’s biggest oil slick disappear fast


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) More than a year after the world's biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists. ... Read more...

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Oil spill feared off Kutch coast


June 21st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) An oil spill has been reported Tuesday at the Adani port in Mundra in Gujarat's Kutch following a rupture in the pipeline of a ship. The ... Read more...

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“Poor safety culture” onboard Deepwater Horizon led to last year’s massive Gulf oil spill


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The US Coast Guard has revealed that a "poor safety culture" and "safety management system failures" aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig had contributed to an explosion, which ... Read more...

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Obama recalls the 11 killed in BP disaster


April 21st, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Wednesday recalled the 11 workers who died a year ago when an oil drilling platform blew up, burned and sank in the ... Read more...

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Cooking oil spill leaves Rhode Island smelling like fries


April 13th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rhode Island, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several streets in Rhode Island’s city of Cranston have been left in a mess after about 30 gallons of used soya bean oil spilled in the ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama misses being anonymous


April 12th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has revealed that he misses being anonymous, and doing things that he would normally do.Obama, 49, made the comments during an interview with ... Read more...

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US terms reports of BP resuming Gulf of Mexico drilling as ‘misconception’


April 5th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has rejected claims that British petroleum giant BP has reached an agreement to restart drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.Media reports have ... Read more...

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BP seeks to resume drilling in Gulf of Mexico


April 4th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.4 (ANI): British petroleum giant BP plc is seeking permission from US regulators, to resume drilling at 10 existing deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico, in exchange for adhering to ... Read more...

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Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP boss Hayward may be charged with manslaughter


March 30th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 30 (ANI): Former BP chief executive Tony Hayward could face manslaughter charges in the United States over his role in the Gulf oil spill.Investigators may quiz the Briton on whether ... Read more...

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Obama confident of US nuclear plants’ safety


March 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama has said that nuclear power should remain a part of the US energy matrix, while acknowledging the risks highlighted by the escalating ... Read more...

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Gulf spill air pollution could shed light on urban air quality


March 11th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): NOAA researchers discovered an important new mechanism by which air pollution particles form, which could change the way urban air quality is understood and predicted.The NOAA-led team showed ... Read more...

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Can clams help clean oil-filled waters?


February 27th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers at Southeastern Louisiana University are studying the lowly Rangia clam, common in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and other brackish bodies of water, to determine ... Read more...

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