Oil spills

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Peru demands compensation for disastrous oil spill caused by Tonga volcano
Volcanic eruption caused spill, described as the worst ecological disaster to hit country in recent history, at refineries operated by Spanish oil giant Repsol

Dan Collyns in Lima

19, Jan, 2022 @10:42 PM

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‘Very hard life now’: 12 years after the Montara oil spill, Indonesians are still fighting to be heard
The spill in the Timor Sea was one of Australia’s worst environmental disasters, with thousands of seaweed farmers claiming it destroyed their livelihoods

Ben Doherty

15, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Louisiana energy firm to pay millions following oil spill that began 17 years ago
Taylor Energy to pay more than $43m in clean-up costs, penalties and damage, and transfer $432m clean-up fund

Edward Helmore in New York

24, Dec, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Texas oil company charged in massive spill off southern California coast
Prosecutors say company repeatedly failed to act on alarms that alerted workers to pipeline rupture

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

16, Dec, 2021 @5:25 PM

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‘Gushing oil and roaring fires’: 30 years on Kuwait is still scarred by catastrophic pollution
Oilwells set alight by Iraqi forces in 1991 were put out within months, but insidious pollution still mars the desert

Richa Syal

11, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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California justice department to investigate enormous oil spill
Attorney general will seek to determine cause of spill and how it could have been prevented

Mark Oliver and agencies

11, Oct, 2021 @11:22 PM

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Rotting Red Sea oil tanker could leave 8m people without water
Tanker Safer has been abandoned since 2017 and loss of its 1.1m barrels would destroy Yemen’s fishing stocks

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

11, Oct, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Why California’s enormous oil spill won’t be its last
The state’s ageing oil infrastructure means more disasters are likely as companies move away from fossil fuels

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

09, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It is there pretty much forever’: Huntington Beach oil spill may permanently affect birds
Spill off California coast will be difficult to clear from areas that are home to diverse array of birds and endangered plants and animals

Gabrielle Canon

06, Oct, 2021 @1:46 PM

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Officials knew of California oil spill 12 hours before cleanup began
Authorities face questions over how much damage could have been prevented after 126,000 gallons of crude seeped into ocean

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles and agencies

05, Oct, 2021 @9:16 PM

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California beaches closed as ‘devastating’ oil spill threatens wildlife
An estimated 126,000 gallons leaked from an underwater pipeline in one of the largest spills in recent state history

Gabrielle Canon in Huntington Beach and agencies

04, Oct, 2021 @8:40 PM

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Nigerians could see justice over Shell oil spills after six decades
A landmark legal case is laying the groundwork for communities to sue parent companies for the damages of their subsidiaries

Maggie Andresen in Okogbe-Ahoada, Nigeria, for Floodlight

29, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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