Latest Oil spills News

Dredging company to pay $1M for restoration work oil spill

Jun. 22, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, which...

Coast Guard: Oil spill closes shipping on St. Mary's River

Jun. 09, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario. (AP) — An oil spill temporarily closed shipping traffic on the St. Marys River between Ontario and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The 5,300-gallon (20,063-liter) spill originated from Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie,...

Libya oil company says broken pipeline causes crude spill

Jun. 01, 2022 05:39 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A pipeline rupture in Libya is spewing thousands of barrels of oil into the desert, as workers scramble to seal off the leak, authorities said Wednesday. The damage to a land pipeline linking the Sarir oil field to the Tobruk terminal on the Mediterranean was the...

Seventh graders taking class to water was a stroke of genius

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Taking dozens of seventh graders kayaking along Broad Creek wasn’t a dare. Maybe a challenge for some. And a test of patience for others. But leading swaths of life jacket-clad students — fueled with field trip exuberance and teenage wit — tandem...

Peru requests extradition of Italian captain over oil spill

May. 17, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian prosecutors said Tuesday that they had requested the extradition of the Italian captain of a vessel as part of their investigation into the spill of thousands of barrels of oil off the coast of Peru. The prosecutors’ office in Peru said in a statement...

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

May. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based...

Longtime AP Alaska bureau chief Dean Fosdick dies at age 80

May. 12, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dean Fosdick, the journalist with The Associated Press who filed the news alert informing the world of the Exxon Valdez grounding and who directed AP’s coverage of what was then the nation’s worst oil spill, died April 27 in Florida. He was 80. His...

NC artist tries new approaches as he recovers from a stroke

May. 08, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When Michael Collins saw the customer at Lowe’s fall to the floor, he rushed to the man’s aid. Collins immediately recognized the signs of a stroke. The man’s speech was slurred. He couldn’t respond to questions about his name or...

Alaska to get nearly $132 million for fisheries disasters

May. 06, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is allocating $131.9 million to Alaska for fisheries disasters that occurred between 2018 and 2021, according to Alaska's U.S. senators. States may request federal assistance for fisheries after hurricanes, oil spills and other...

North Dakota, federal officials sue over 2016 oil spill

May. 04, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state of North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit over a large oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The lawsuit filed this week against Belle Fourche Pipeline seeks civil penalties and nearly...