Latest Oil spills News

$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...

Agencies, company continue oil spill cleanup after fire

Apr. 20, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oil cleanup continues after a gas station fire in Medford last week, state officials said. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday that the agency and NEXGEN Logistics had collected and disposed of most of the recoverable oil in and around...

12,000 gallons of petroleum products spilled in Medford fire

Apr. 15, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Environmental cleanup is underway following a Tuesday fire at a gas station in Medford. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that over 12,000 gallons of various petroleum products, mostly lube oil, were released into nearby Bear Creek...

EPA, DEQ respond to gas station fire, oil spill in Medford

Apr. 13, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A hazardous materials assessment is underway and cleanup is expected to last days after a Tuesday night gas station fire in southern Oregon destroyed multiple businesses and caused an oil spill. Medford Emergency Management estimates at least four buildings...

UN seeks $80 million to prevent tanker disaster in Red Sea

Apr. 08, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations urged donor nations on Friday to provide $80 million for an emergency operation to remove a million barrels of crude oil from a tanker moored off the coast of war-torn Yemen since 1988 that could explode or leak causing a major environmental disaster in...

Guyana OKs Exxon's $10B Yellowtail offshore oil project

Apr. 04, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s government has granted permission for U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil to develop a fourth offshore oil and gas field and the company said Monday it has made a final investment decision on the $10 billion project aimed at producing up to 250,000 barrels per day. ...