Dorset declares major incident following 200-barrel fluid leak

Authorities have said 200 barrels of reservoir fluid, including oil leaked into Poole Harbour

Noble Foods pays £50k for polluting stream with wastewater

The money has been given to the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust to fund environmental improvements following an investigation by the Environment Agency

Russian mining company reports jet fuel leak in Arctic

The spill follows a leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel’s power plant near the city of Norilsk in May

Russia announces state of emergency after 20,000-tonne oil leak inside Arctic Circle

A diesel power plant owned by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel collapsed last Friday, leaking the fuel into the Ambarnaya river

BP expects to pay $1.7bn in latest Deepwater Horizon charges

BP is expected to pay a $1.7 billion (£1.2bn) charge from its fourth-quarter 2017 profits as part of its payments for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Court Supervised Settlement Programme (CSSP) is now winding down and the cash impact is expected to be spread over a multi-year period. Cash payments related to the disaster in […]

Shell says oil spill in Nigeria’s Delta is being contained

Shell says an oil spill in Nigeria’s Delta is being contained after a leak was found in one its pipelines. The Nigerian military’s Joint Task Force (JTF) discovered the spill near Adamakiri in Rivers State whilst searching for illegal oil refiners in the area. In a statement the JTF is reported to have said: “An […]

South West Water tots up two fines in two days

South West Water has been ordered to pay two separate fines in as many days. On Monday the company was fined £16,000 for discharging poor quality sewage effluent into the Tamar estuary and on Tuesday it coughed up a further £9,350 in fines and costs after sewage polluted a stream near one of Cornwall’s most […]

Government to increase transparency on spills

The Government will increase its reporting of oil spill data following the Total gas leak in the North Sea. Energy Minister Charles Hendry said today that improving transparency was important. Speaking at a joint press conference held today in Aberdeen with the Managing Director of TOTAL, Charles Hendry praised the oil firm for their quick […]

BP pays more as Halliburton wins and loses

BP, the firm at the centre of the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster, has been ordered to protect contractors Halliburton from third party compensatory claims, which means BP will be forced to pay the majority of the clean-up costs. Halliburton, which provided cementing services for the Macondo well that leaked the biggest oil spill in US […]

Government happy with Shell’s North Sea clean up

The Government has welcomed the news that Shell has successful vented remaining gas from the stricken Gannet pipeline. Between the 10th and 19th of August this year, the pipe released 218 tonnes of oil into the North Sea Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) for Maritime Salvage and Intervention said he was happy […]