Oil spills from pipeline at Latvian port

Some 500 litres of crude oil spilled from a disused pipeline into a river at the Latvian port of Ventspils, authorities said.

BP to pay record $18.7 bn over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

"If approved by the court, this settlement would be the largest settlement with a single entity in American history," Lynch said in a statement.

Pollution closes more beaches in California

A four-mile stretch of coastline south of Los Angeles was closed Thursday as workers cleared up tar balls from beaches, in the latest such shutdown in the last few weeks, officials said.

Cleaning California oil spill could take months

It could take months to clean up the estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil spilled on Tuesday from a pipeline rupture on the Californian coast of Santa Barbara, according to the US Coast Guard.

Train derailment in US causes massive explosion, oil spill

 A train carrying crude oil derailed in the US state of West Virginia Monday, causing a massive explosion and an oil spill, as a state of emergency was declared in two counties of the state, media reported.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill

 Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah.

Bangladesh tries to prevent ecological disaster after oil spill

Hundreds of people Monday were hoping to avoid a major ecological disaster in Bangladesh by cleaning up by hand some of the 350,000 litres of oil spilled from a tanker that sank in the Sunderbans delta, the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile ecosystems.

Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river
Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river

First dead dolphin was spotted in the Harinatana-Tambulbunia channel of Shela river in Bangladesh on Saturday, after the massive oil spill earlier this week.

Bangladesh launches manual campaign to clean up oil spill

Bangladesh launched an intensified manual campaign on Saturday to clean up seepage following a huge oil spill in 34,000 hectares at the Sunderbans that threatened the world's largest mangrove forest.

Bangladesh use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins

Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked on Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".

Oil spill in Tripura river, water treatment plants shut

An oil spill at a hydel project in Tripura has forced the authorities to shut down many water treatment plants, causing a serious drinking water crisis, an official said here Thursday.

Oil spill Israel's 'biggest ecological disaster': Expert

A pipeline leak in southern Israel last week has caused the country's biggest environmental disaster, an energy expert said Monday, after estimates of the size of the spillage were raised.

Oil spill in Israel sparks environmental disaster

An oil spill flooded overnight a desert nature reserve in southern Israel, causing "one of the worst" ecological disasters in Israel, officials and media said Thursday.

US court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions that could ultimately bring USD 18 billion in penalties.

Two million barrels of oil on ocean floor after BP spill

Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the US Gulf Coast in 2010 is believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a study Monday.

Company blamed for West Virginia spill seeks bankruptcy

The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water has filed for bankruptcy.

BP lied about size of US Gulf oil spill: Lawyers

In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs' lawyers said on Monday at the opening of the second phase of the company's trial.

China holds drill to test response to oil spill

China held its first national oil spill drill near the southern coast Monday to test how prepared the country was in the event of a severe marine pollution incident.

Chevron, Transocean settle over Rio oil spill

US energy giant Chevron and Swiss-based rig operator Transocean signed a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to settle lawsuits over an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Half million litres of oil spill in Manila Bay

Half a million litres of diesel leaked into Manila Bay, the busiest waterway in Northern Philippines, raising environmental and health concerns, the media reported Friday.