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IRELAND oil spill costs £0.5 million: Limerick County Council search for liability

The cost of cleaning up the 18 January 2012 spill is estimated at £500,000. 2,000 litres of oil spilled into the River Deel at the Crecora Mills plant – a feed manufacturing company – in Castlemahon, west Limerick, Republic of … Continue reading

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NORTH SEA gas leak: Total wipeout as cost estimate tops £12 billion

The gas leak at Elgin field in the North Sea off Aberdeen looks set to cost French company Total over £12 billion. Share prices have tanked (-£7 billion), relief wells are being planned (-£250 million), leaving the field unexploited (-£5.5 … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON OIL SPILL: costing $11 billion every 1000 years?

A major spill at the mouth of the Columbia River or in the Strait of Juan de Fuca could cost Washingtonstate 165,000 jobs and $10.8 billion in economic losses, and is more likely to occur as enforcement by the state’s … Continue reading

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YELLOWSTONE Oil Spill Costs Triple to $135 million

Exxon Mobil have admitted spiralling costs of clean-up and compensation for their July 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana. The company reports it has reached compensation agreements with 95% of property owners. Although it is being sued by … Continue reading

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OIL SPILL INFOGRAPHIC: social analysis of how we all reacted online to Gulf of Mexico oil spill

An infographic from late last year by SocialSphere aggregating information on social network impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Quote: “This June, while engineers in the Gulf were trying to stop the destructive flow of oil from BP’s … Continue reading

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SAN FRANCISCO Oil Spill: $44.4 million costs for disaster

Hong Kong-based Regal Stone Limited and Fleet Management Ltd, the owner and operating companies of the M/V Cosco Busan have agreed to pay USD 44.4 million to fund cleanup costs for the environmental damage to the San Francisco Bay and … Continue reading

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YELLOWSTONE oil spill: set to cost Exxon over $1000 per gallon spilt

Initial estimates from Exxon show it has set a contingency of $43 million to cover damages from its oil spill in the Yellowstone River. The lion’s share ($40 million) is to cover the cleanup costs and the remainder for legacy … Continue reading

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Red Sea oil spill: $500,000 fine for polluter

Egyptian Ministry of Environment has fined the Kuwaiti owners of the vessel Hammurabi $0.5 million for an oil spill at Ain Sokna port. It is unclear how the Ministry determined the size of the fine. However, it has been paid … Continue reading

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Stockton Oil Spill: Railroads not liable for ancient oil spill costs

A $2 million oil spill caused over 40 years ago is not the responsibility ofUS railroad companies, a court has decided. A federal appeals panel has ruled that Stockton’s redevelopment agency cannot force two railroads to pay for the cost … Continue reading

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The ARCTIC oil spill noone wants to talk about!

Oddly, non-disclosure of an emergency oil spill response plan by Scottish firm Cairn Energy is at the heart of a month-long siege at its Leiv Eiriksson rig offGreenland by Greenpeace. Somewhat unconvincingly, the protesters allege Cairn’s reluctance to publicise its … Continue reading

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