Latest Oil spills News

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a critical approval for a rail project in eastern Utah

Jun. 24, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider reviving a critical approval for a railroad project that would carry crude oil and boost fossil fuel production in rural eastern Utah. The justices will review an appeals court ruling that overturned the approval...

Singapore says dredger that hit tanker reported sudden loss of control, oil spill cleanup ongoing

Jun. 17, 2024 01:35 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore authorities said Monday a dredger boat reported a sudden loss in engine and steering control that led it to hit a stationary cargo tanker, causing an oil spill that has blackened part of the city-island's southern shores. The...

Singapore rushes to clean up oil slick after boat hits stationary fuel supply ship

Jun. 16, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An oil spill caused by a dredger boat hitting a stationary cargo tanker has blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline, including the popular resort island of Sentosa, and sparked concerns it may threaten marine wildlife as a clean-up operation was underway...

Texas bridge connecting Galveston and Pelican Island reopened after barge collision

May. 20, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A bridge near Galveston, Texas, that was damaged last week when a barge carrying fuel broke free from a tugboat has reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic after safety inspections deemed it safe, officials said. The barge crashed into a pillar supporting the...

US Coast Guard says Texas barge collision may have spilled up to 2,000 gallons of oil

May. 16, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Early estimates indicate up to 2,000 gallons of oil may have spilled into surrounding waters when a barge carrying fuel broke free from a tugboat and slammed into a bridge near Galveston, Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The barge crashed into a...

Barge hits bridge connecting Galveston and Pelican Island, causing partial collapse and oil spill

May. 15, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A barge slammed into a bridge pillar in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, spilling oil into waters near busy shipping channels and closing the only road to a small neighboring island. No injuries were reported. The impact sent pieces of the bridge, which...