Shell sets methane intensity limit for 2025

The energy giant will work to stop the potent greenhouse gas leaking from its oil and gas operations

Extreme temperatures cause water chaos across UK

The UK’s recent ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap has caused damage to water infrastructure across the country, leaving many customers unable to secure a reliable supply

Iranian oil tanker ‘could explode and sink’ after collision

An Iranian oil tanker is on fire after colliding with a Chinese freight ship off the coast of Shanghai and could be at risk of exploding and sinking. That’s according to Alireza Irvash, the Iranian Consul General in Shanghai, who reportedly said efforts to find missing crew members and contain oil leaking were being hampered […]

Is carbon storage all it’s cracked up to be?

A UK university has been awarded €1 million (£900,000) to assess the risks of underground carbon dioxide storage sites leaking. Scientists at Heriot-Watt University aim to use the funding to improve understanding of how fractures in the rocks used to trap the greenhouse gas can affect the process. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) catches carbon […]

Statoil’s Mongstad refinery partially shut after leak

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has evacuated staff after a leak was detected at its Mongstad production facility. The incident was reported to its emergency centre at 7.14am this morning and parts of the plant have been shut down. The firm confirmed the leak has now been stopped and the cause of the incident is being […]

BP closes oil platform after North Sea leak

Oil giant BP has shut down its oil platform located 75 kilometres west of the Shetland Islands. In a statement the firm said, a quantity of oil in water was released into the sea from the Clair platform yesterday morning. It was due to a technical issue with the system designed to separate the mixed production […]

Oil leak pollutes UK river

A stretch of the River Axe at Mosterton, Dorset is being polluted by an oil leak. Officers at the Environment Agency today said the leak is “small and hard to find” and are appealing for any information regarding the source of pollution. They tried to find the “mysterious” leak on several occasions last year but […]

US Governor says nuclear plant fire created oil slick

A New York nuclear plant has had a transformer fire and leaked oil into the Hudson River. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed the oil discharge at Indian Point but “exactly how much, we don’t know” he said. He revealed the initial fire which broke out over the weekend, had been put out but the heat from the transformer […]

New York gas blast ‘kills two and injures 20’

A gas explosion reportedly levelled two buildings in New York City, killing two people. Reports claim the blast, which was sparked by a gas leak in East Harlem, also injured at least 20 people. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said 250 firefighters were at the scene to tackle the blaze and with the necessary […]

Six workers exposed to radiation at Fukushima plant

Workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been exposed to radioactive material following a leak. Plant operator Tepco said one of the employees “took off a joint of a pipe by mistake” connected to a water treatment system, which led to toxic water spilling on him and a few others. A total of […]