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BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles Oil spill in Thailand's sea reaches tourist island   Transocean agrees oil spill fine  Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to a settlement with the US government   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  BP says it has reached a deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill 'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway Map of Astrolabe Reef New Zealand  A major clean-up operation is underway along the north coast of North Island as debris and oil leaking from a cargo ship that ran aground NZ oil spill ship captain charged  The captain of a cargo ship Rena that has grounded off New Zealand and is leaking oil into the sea has been arrested and charged NZ ship oil spill 'significant' Map of Tauranga New Zealand
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1. 2016-02-22 Peru oil spill pollutes Amazon rivers Achuar, Peru
2. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
2015-05-20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency Santa Barbara, Southern California
E. 2015-04-25 Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain
F. 2015-04-14 Mexico oil spill cuts off drinking water for capital of state of Tabasco Villahermosa, Mexico
6. 2015-01-06 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Bodo, Nigeria Delta
7. 2014-09-04 BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill New Orleans
8. 2014-05-15 Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles
9. 2013-07-28 Oil spill in Thailand's sea reaches tourist island Rayong, Thailand

Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Mexico oil spill cuts off drinking water for capital of state of Tabasco Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Map of Bodo Nigeria
Peru oil spill pollutes Amazon rivers   At least 3,000 barrels of crude oil have been spilled in an Amazonian region after leaks from Peru's main oil pipeline, the state oil company... BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill California oil spill sparks state of emergency Map of Santa Barbara USA


year 2016 Top ^

Feb.22   Peru


year 2015 Top ^

Jul.2   USA
May.20   Southern California  
  A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast
Apr.25   Spain
Apr.14   Mexico
Jan.6   Nigeria Delta
  Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills



year 2014 Top ^

Sep.4   New Orleans
May.15   Los Angeles


year 2013 Top ^

Jul.28   Thailand
Jan.3   Washington


year 2012 Top ^

Mar.2   Louisiana


year 2011 Top ^

Oct.12   New Zealand  
Oct.11   New Zealand
Oct.10   New Zealand
  Efforts to recover oil from a ship carrying nearly a half million gallons of heavy fuel that ran aground after striking a reef
 Up to 10 times more oil than originally estimated is now thought to be leaking from a cargo ship
Oct.9   New Zealand NZ races to empty oil spill ship   Salvage teams are racing to extract oil from a leaking container ship stranded off New Zealand, ahead of forecast gale-force winds and swell... Oct.7   New Zealand New Zealand battles to contain oil spill Apr.20   United Kingdom   BP sues Gulf oil spill companies  BP is suing Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for $40bn in damages Jan.5   Washington   Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'   US panel: The companies involved in the BP oil spill had made decisions to cut costs and save time that contributed to the disaster

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties
 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil over several months
Nov.9   Washington Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'  3 major companies involved in the spill lacked a safety culture and made serious mistakes ahead of the catastrophe, the key inquiry has said Nov.2   England BP back to profit after oil spill
Sep.23   Louisiana   Video study estimates oil spill
  US scientists who have analysed videos of the oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon well say about 4.4 million barrels of crude escaped into the Gulf
Jul.18   Louisiana   Seepage detected at oil spill site  Government says testing has revealed that there is a 'detected seep a distance from the well' Jul.4   Louisiana Giant skimmer tested at BP oil spill site
  A giant Taiwanese tanker- called 'A Whale' - refitted to scoop up spilled oil is being tested at the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak
Jun.16   Washington BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout  Oil giant is to put $20bn in a compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill and will not pay shareholders a dividend this year Jun.14   Washington     Obama: Oil spill 'will shape how US thinks'  US President has said the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will have the same impact on the US psyche as 9/11 Jun.10   London Oil spill 'will not harm' UK-US ties  UK and US governments: Bilateral ties will not be damaged by the continuing oil spill from a BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico Jun.9   Alabama Oil spill spurs sickness in U.S. states  States are tracking the consequences of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, including respiratory and skin irritation in Louisiana and Alaba... May.27   Washington   Obama defends oil spill response
  US President Barack Obama has defended his government's handling of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
May.21   Washington US oil spill commission takes shape  Two political veterans are expected to head a US commission investigating a huge oil spill, amid criticism of the government's response May.19   Louisiana Oil spill 'enters Loop Current'
  The first oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has entered an ocean current that could take it to Florida and up the east coast of the US
May.17   Washington Obama to set up oil spill panel   President Barack Obama will set up a commission to investigate the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, examine industry practices and the government's... May.11   U.S. Senate Blame game as US fights oil spill
  Oil executives frm BP and Transocean have traded blame in Congress over the Gulf Coast oil spill, as the battle to contain it continues
May.7   Louisiana Funnel 'placed over' Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  A giant concrete-and-steel funnel has been placed over a blown-out oil well at the bottom of the Gulf in a bid to contain oil leaking from it
May.5   Louisiana Gulf oil spill: First leak capped, says BP
  BP has managed to seal the smallest of the three leaks spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil is still gushing into the sea, 800,000 litres a day
May.1   Louisiana US oil spill 'threatens way of life'  Governor Bobby Jindal has warned that the sprawling Gulf of Mexico oil slick threatens the very way of life of people in his state Apr.28   Louisiana   New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill  The estimated amount of oil leaking from a sunken rig has increased to as much as 5,000 barrels a day -- 5 times more than what was believed

year 2009 Top ^

Mar.13   Queensland Australia declares oil spill disaster   The Pacific Adventurer sustained damage when Cyclone Hamish struck the waters. The ship lost 30 of its 50 containers of ammonium nitrate

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.7   South Korea Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
  Thousands of tons of oil spilled off the western coast of South Korea after an oil tanker collided with a barge carrying a crane.    The crane punctured holes in the side of the tanker...
Nov.15   Moscow   Oil spill may take months to clear
  The Ministry for Emergency Situations said improved weather was helping the effort to clear the spill, which could damage the area for years


year 2006 Top ^

Jul.31   Russia 'Huge' pipeline oil spill
  The spill in an export pipeline is near Russia's western border with Ukraine and Belarus
Jun.7   United Kingdom BP faces Alaska oil spill probe
  British oil company could face a criminal investigation in the US over a massive oil spill in March


year 2002 Top ^

Dec.7   Spain   Prime minister takes over oil spill crisis
  Stung by criticism over the Prestige oil spill catastrophe, Jose Maria Aznar prepared to travel to tar-stained northwest Spain
Dec.6   Spain   Ships sent to boost oil spill fight
  Fishermen have accused the government of trying to suppress information showing that the tanker


year 2001 Top ^

Apr.1   Denmark   Half of Baltic oil spill cleaned up  A freighter collided with the oil tanker sending 2.9 million liters into the sea. Danish beaches has been scooped up Jan.25   Ecuador   Captain takes blame for oil spill  Arevalo, captain of the Ecuadorean Jessica said he had misjudged his entry into the Shipwreck Bay Jan.22   Ecuador   Oil spill threatens rare species
  Animals, including 12 brown pelicans, were caught in the spill, which amounts to 150,000 gallons
Jan.20   Ecuador   US to clean up Galapagos oil spill
  U.S. team will join efforts to help clean up a environmental disaster. The tanker carrying 243,000 gallons, ran aground


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