First rehabilitated birds released after being oiled at Phillips 66's Alliance refinery

Purple gallinule, king rail among more than 100 oiled birds found after Aug. 29 storm
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Hurricane Ida oil spills 'mind-boggling,' but likely not as bad as Katrina, Rita

Some call for infrastructure review every five years, fines for violators.


Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida.

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Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What we know

Divers searching for the origin of a substantial oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — one of several spotted off Louisiana's coast after Hurricane Ida — have discovered three damaged pipelines near the leak, though murky conditions on the seafloor prevented the team from finding the source.


Hurricane Ida: Broken pipeline found by divers in search for Gulf of Mexico oil spill

A broken pipeline is believed to be the source of an ongoing oil spill which appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida.


Feds responding to reports of oil, chemical spills after Ida

Federal and state agencies say they are responding to reports of oil and chemical spills resulting from Hurricane Ida following the publication of aerial photos by The Associated Press.


Reclaim of contaminated soil starts in Norilsk

Nornickel has commenced the active phase of the cleanup project aiming to reclaim the contaminated land after a destructive oil spill in May 2020.

Turkey and Cyprus monitor 'oil sheen' after Syria leak

Fuel which seeped into the sea from a thermal station off the coast of Syria last week has been snaking across the Eastern Mediterranean, but any potential impact on Cyprus will depend on currents.


Shell to pay $111 million for 1970 Niger Delta oil spills

The energy giant has agreed to compensate communities in the oil-producing Ogoniland part of Nigeria for the pollution. Shell still denies responsibility but the people who took the company to court feel vindicated.

ND pipeline company to pay millions in fines for largest-ever inland spill

The discharge of more than 700,000 barrels of "produced water" – a waste product of hydraulic fracturing – contaminated land, groundwater, and over 30 miles of tributaries of the Missouri River.


Oil spill in Black Sea much bigger than reported - Russian scientists

An oil spill off Russia's Black Sea coast over the weekend spread over an area of nearly 80 square kilometres and was much larger than initially thought, scientists at Russia's Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday citing satellite imaging.


Golden Ray oil spill concerns environmentalists

Crews have been working since Saturday to clean up a discharge of oil from the capsized Golden Ray off St. Simons Island, a spill that has prompted concerns from environmentalists about the potential impacts on the coast.


The fisherwomen, Chevron and the leaking pipe

Oil companies like Chevron, Shell and Eni have made billions in profits in the vast Niger Delta region in the last decades. But now some are pulling out — and they are leaving utter ruin in their wake.


Decoding marine oil spills takes some slick detective work

It turns out the business of solving who may have dumped something bad into the ocean in two recent local incidents is much like solving any big crime – it takes good detective work.

Oil companies are ordered to help cover $7.2 billion cleanup bill in Gulf of Mexico

Following a bankruptcy case, large oil producers will have to foot some of the costs of capping and abandoning Gulf of Mexico wells they used to own.
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