Oil spill

ONGC should shut operations in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur

Political party leaders have asked the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) to shut its operations in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district following police action on people protesting against oil spill after a pipeline burst.

Jul 01, 2017, 14:56 PM IST
Major oil companies open their wallets in Gulf of Mexico bidding

Major oil companies open their wallets in Gulf of Mexico bidding

Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp signaled the oil industry`s return to the Gulf of Mexico`s deep waters with high bids in a government auction up 76 percent over a year ago.

Mar 23, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

Oil spill in Chennai resulted in death of fish, turtles: Government

The recent Oil spill in Chennai has resulted in death of a particular variety of fish and Oilve Ridley turtles apart from affecting the other marine life, the government today said.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

'Compensation to Tamil Nadu oil spill victims a priority'

The priority now will be on compensating the victims of the oil spill caused by the collision of two ships carrying petroleum products off Kamarajar Port here, said a top official of the Directorate General Shipping on Monday.

Feb 07, 2017, 00:25 AM IST
Chennai oil spill: Human error caused ships to collide, says Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar

Chennai oil spill: Human error caused ships to collide, says Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar

It is an unfortunate incident caused by human error. The government is making all efforts to remove the oil slick from the sea," Jayakumar told reporters here.

Feb 06, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

NGT seeks response of Centre, others on oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast

The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought the response of the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government and others by Tuesday on pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved.

Feb 06, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
NGT issues notice to Centre, others on plea seeking compensation to people affected by Chennai oil spill

NGT issues notice to Centre, others on plea seeking compensation to people affected by Chennai oil spill

The development came after a petition, which has also sought constitution of an expert committee to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment.

Feb 06, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
National Green Tribunal to hear plea on recent oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast today

National Green Tribunal to hear plea on recent oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast today

The petition, which is likely to be heard by a bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar on Monday, has also sought constitution of an expert committee to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment.

Feb 06, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
90% spill cleared, fish safe for consumption: Tamil Nadu CM on Chennai oil spill

90% spill cleared, fish safe for consumption: Tamil Nadu CM on Chennai oil spill

Visiting the site of the massive oil spill here, Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam on Sunday assured that the incident had not affected the marine life in any way and the fish could be consumed, adding that over 90% of the spill had been cleared up.

Feb 05, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

Tamil Nadu police register cases against tankers over oil spill

Tamil Nadu police on Friday registered cases against the management of two tankers that collided last week leading to a massive oil spill along the coast, that has affected marine life in the area.

Feb 03, 2017, 20:18 PM IST
Environmental concerns raised as Chennai's oil spill spreads despite clean-up effort

Environmental concerns raised as Chennai's oil spill spreads despite clean-up effort

As per reports, although nearly 70 tonnes of oil sludge has been removed by hundreds of volunteers, the spill has crossed the Marina Beach and travelled 32km south. It has now entered the Palavakkam beach on the East Coast Road.

Feb 03, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Chennai: Indian Oil`s R&D advised to take part in containment of oil spill

The incident took place on January 28 when `M T BW Maple` was leaving after emptying Liquefied Petroleum Gas and M T Dawn, Kanchipuram, was on its way to berth at the Ennore port. 

Feb 03, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

With no major damage to the vessels, the collision however left the marine life destructed with numerous dead fish and sea turtles being washed ashore on Chennai's coast.

Feb 02, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Before taking office, Trump had said the Dakota pipeline should be completed and that he would revive the Keystone XL project, which was rejected by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015 over environmental concerns.

Jan 25, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

The "oil patties" were discovered by rangers on Monday afternoon.

Oct 19, 2016, 22:36 PM IST