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Oil spill occurs off Chennai port as hose of tanker ship snaps

Kamarajar Port said that a flexible hose got snapped from the berth side and the discharge of the fuel oil was stopped by operating the emergency control button.

Nov 19, 2018, 06:53 AM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Oct 19, 2016, 22:36 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2015, 07:44 AM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2015, 06:41 AM IST

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.

May 22, 2015, 17:07 PM IST