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  • 24 March 2014

    Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig destined to drill in the Russian Arctic. The activists are calling for a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and for renewed efforts to fight climate change. Fourteen activists from seven different countries took […]

  • 31 March 2005

    The captain of a cargo ship that broke apart in December and created Alaska’s worst oil spill since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster has pleaded guilty of lying to federal investigators. Kailash Bhushan Singh entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, where Judge Ralph Beistline approved a settlement deal that the captain had […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The bill was introduced on the 30-year anniversary of the Exxon Waldez spill in Prince William Sound.

  • 30 March 2014

    Read the most popular articles of the week: World’s largest jack-up rig, biggest FSRU, Myanmar offshore awards, Greenpeace rig-climbers, Gulf of Mexico spar platform.

  • 10 August 2012

    Marad will study the safety, economic and environmental issues of vessels to be constructed with double hulls. Following the Exxon Valdez disaster, the passing of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) led to the requirement to replace single hull petroleum tankers with double hull tank vessels sailing in U.S. waters. This requirement was […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance

      Marad will study the safety, economic and environmental issues of vessels to be constructed with double hulls. Following the Exxon Valdez disaster, the passing of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) led to the requirement to replace single hull petroleum tankers with double hull tank vessels sailing in U.S. waters. This requirement […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas thus expanding its foothold in the US maritime salvage market. Ardent Americas is an OPA90-compliant player, which means that it meets the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The act was passed in the US Congress in […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Only two weeks after boarding the Transocean Spitsbergen rig on its way to drill a well in the Barents Sea, Greenpeace has a new target. This time it is the West Alpha semi-submersible rig. In a statement issued on their website, the environmental organisation said that their ship Esperanza has entered the fjord in Olen near Haugesund, […]

  • 3 August 2010

    Contrary to recent media reports of a quick recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and biologists are “deeply concerned” about impacts that will likely span “several decades”. “My prediction is that we will be dealing with the impacts of this spill for several decades to come and it will outlive me,” Dr. Ed Cake, […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Research & Development

    According to a new study by a team of NOAA and academic scientists, crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of bluefin and yellowfin tunas. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, show […]

  • 20 May 2016

    U.S. Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has introduced the Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2016 which will hold foreign entities accountable for oil spills in US waters. On Wednesday, May 18, office of Senator Murkowski stated that, through this Act, American taxpayers will not be stuck with the bill if oil from a foreign spill spreads into American […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The Our Ocean Arctic Commitment, an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping, was launched at the Our Ocean conference in Malta on October 6. As explained, the aim of the initiative is to expand collaboration between the cruise industry, environmental NGOs and indigenous communities in order to protect […]

  • 31 May 2010

    The federal government is moving ahead with plans to grant new offshore oil-exploration licences in Canada’s Arctic, despite the U.S. government’s expanding freeze on offshore drilling in the wake of the Gulf Coast spill. Moreover, any company granted an exploration licence in Canada’s portion of the Beaufort Sea will be subjected to less environmental scrutiny […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Environment, Vessels

    The condition of the decaying oil storage vessel Safer, floating north of Hodeidah, Yemen, is deteriorating daily, posing a major threat of an oil spill, the UN Security Council was told last week. There is a concern that the dilapidated tanker might rapture causing an explosion and oil spill into the Gulf of Aden, triggering […]

  • 17 December 2010

    Oil accidents prompt Danish industries and research to cooperate on new groundbreaking sonar technology. For the first time ever it will be possible to get a detailed picture of oil in the water column and on the seafloor. The technology will be able to prevent fatal environmental disasters caused by oil extraction – as recently […]

  • 11 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil well blowout in the U.S. Arctic Ocean for six months or more, trapping spewed oil in ice for up to a decade according to a report released today by the Pew Environment Group. The study, “Oil Spill Prevention and Response in […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of conservation, wildlife and public health groups in the Gulf region and in Alaska filed a citizen suit under the provisions of the federal Clean Water Act to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a rule on chemical oil dispersants. EPA’s current rules—which during the 2010 Gulf oil disaster failed […]

  • 19 December 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Oil accidents prompt Danish industries and research to cooperate on new groundbreaking sonar technology. For the first time ever it will be possible to get a detailed picture of oil in the water column and on the seafloor. The technology will be able to prevent fatal environmental disasters caused by oil extraction – as recently […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

      January 20th marked the beginning of the third phase of the multiyear trial before the New Orleans District Court to determine how much BP and other responsible parties should pay for their role in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As the end of legal saga on one of […]

  • 29 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    EXXONMOBIL’S CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED: “ExxonMobil’s focus on operational excellence continues to deliver strong results. Second quarter earnings, excluding special items, of $7.6 billion, were up 85% from second quarter of last year reflecting higher crude oil realizations, improved downstream margins, and strong chemical results. First half earnings, excluding special items, of $13.9 billion […]

  • 31 January 2011

    Exxon Mobi today announced  financial results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 EXXONMOBIL’S CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED: “ExxonMobil continues to deliver strong financial and operating results. The full year 2010 earnings, excluding special items, were $30.5 billion, up 57% from 2009, driven by higher crude oil and natural gas […]

  • 31 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    “ExxonMobil continues to deliver strong financial and operating results. The full year 2010 earnings, excluding special items, were $30.5 billion, up 57% from 2009, driven by higher crude oil and natural gas realizations, stronger refining margins and record Chemical performance. Fourth quarter earnings were $9.3 billion, an increase of 53%. “Oil-equivalent production was 19% higher […]