Oil spills

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The Guardian view on imminent disaster in Yemen: it can be prevented | Editorial
Editorial: A decaying oil tanker threatens a massive spill. The international community must seize the chance to stop it


28, Jun, 2022 @6:07 PM

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UN appeals to public for $20m to stop feared catastrophic oil spill from tanker
Vessel off Yemen with more than 1m barrels of oil aboard has been stranded for six years and is close to breaking up

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Jun, 2022 @4:45 PM

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The Burning Sea review – Norwegian oil-spill thriller aims to avert disaster
Mildly eco-catastrophising offering, in which pasty boiler-suited characters try to cope with liquid disaster

Leslie Felperin

24, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Largest oil and gas producers made close to $100bn in first quarter of 2022
Shell made $9.1bn in profit, almost three times what it made in the same period last year, while Exxon raked in $8.8bn

Oliver Milman

13, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza
Multibillion-dollar deal promising to lift country out of poverty may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners

Chris McGreal in Georgetown

12, May, 2022 @11:04 AM

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UN leads £65m plan to stop huge oil spill off Yemen during first ceasefire in six years
Decrepit tanker at risk of disaster worse than Exxon Valdez in 1989

Patrick Wintour

08, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: ships may dump oil up to 3,000 times a year in Europe’s waters
Collaborative investigation shows ships regularly discharge ‘bilge’ water illegally instead of treating it, with toxic effect on marine life

Laura Paddison, Beatriz Ramalho da Silva, Max Bernhard and Max Muller

22, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Oil spill at sea: who will pay for Peru’s worst environmental disaster?
As the state, the oil company and tanker owners play the blame game, damage from the ecological disaster continues to spread

Dan Collyns in Ancón, Peru

07, Mar, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Dolphins hit by Deepwater Horizon spill at risk from new drilling and river plan
Up to 45% of Barataria Bay’s dolphins died after 2010. Now they face the threat of new drilling and a Mississippi River scheme

Kurt F de Swaaf

24, Feb, 2022 @7:45 AM

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North Wales coast is monitored after oil pipeline spillage
Conwy to Douglas pipeline ‘was shut immediately’ after the hydrocarbon release, reported on Monday

Maya Wolfe-Robinson and Damien Gayle

15, Feb, 2022 @6:24 PM

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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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