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Catastrophic Damage at Ras Lanuf Terminal
Libya >> 6/18/2018 - The National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirms the loss of storage tanks 2 and 12 at the Ras Lanuf port terminal following Thursday’s armed assault by militia in the Oil Crescent, led by Ibrahim Jadhran....
Indonesia Removes Pertamina Chief After Oil Spill, Other Issues
Indonesia >> 4/20/2018 - Indonesia's State Owned Enterprise Ministry has removed Pertamina Chief Executive Elia Massa Manik in a management shakeup after a series of problems at the state-owned energy company, including a rec...
Indonesia Blames Coal Ship for Oil Spill, Not State Energy Firm
Indonesia >> 4/5/2018 -  A coal ship that dropped anchor off the coast of the Indonesian port city of Balikpapan on Borneo island was likely to blame for an oil spill, after dragging a pipeline more than 100 meters and causi...
Suez Gas Pipeline Fire
Suez Gas Pipeline Fire Egypt >> 3/31/2018 - Three workers were killed in a gas pipeline fire in Suez’s Ain Sokhna in Egypt, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. ...
Appeal Court Rules Nigerians Cannot Pursue Shell Spill Claim in England
Nigeria >> 2/14/2018 - The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria’s Delta region. The split decision upheld a ...
Five Missing After Oklahoma Oil & Gas Drilling Site Explosion
United States >> 1/22/2018 - Five workers were missing after a fiery explosion on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, officials said. ...
Rosneft & Lamor Corporation Agree to Set up a Joint Venture in Russia
Russia >> 9/8/2017 - 82 Ship Repair Plant, a company of Rosneft group, and Lamor Corporation Ab signed a joint venture agreement. Rosneft and Lamor agreed to create a joint venture forproduction of oil spill response equi...
Kuwait Says Oil Spills Contained
Kuwait >> 8/22/2017 - Kuwait's state oil company said that an oil spill off the country's coast had been contained and that it was in contact with oil companies operating in the Gulf region to try to locate the source of t...
Khafji Joint Operations Confirm Safety of Facilities, No Oil Spill
Saudi Arabia >> 8/13/2017 - Khafji joint operations confirmed the safety of their facilities and that they are free from any oil spill after reports of an oil spill from an oil tanker in the northeast of the Arabian Gulf. ...
Kuwait to Finish Cleaning up Oil Spill
Kuwait >> 8/13/2017 - Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said, quoting the country's oil minister. Essam al-Marzouq told the ...
Petrobras Says Platform Fire Briefly Halted Production
Brazil >> 6/12/2017 - A fire on a platform belonging to Brazilian state oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA briefly halted oil and gas production late on Sunday, the company said, adding that there had been no injuries or dam...
BP Says Crews Brought Leaking Alaskan Well Under Control
United States >> 4/17/2017 - BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. ...
Minor Spill Incident in Monteagudo - Cerrillos Pipeline
Bolivia >> 4/7/2017 - Heavy rains and mudslides that hit Chaco Chuquino caused damage to the pipeline that runs from Campo Monteagudo to Cerrillos Station, 3.5 kilometers from the MGD-24 well, operated by Repsol. ...
Crude Spill Hits Venezuela Oil Port
Venezuela >> 3/29/2017 - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA confirmed reports of a crude spill from a pipeline connecting its main oil-exporting complex with a tanker loading facility, but said shipments have not been affecte...
Lukoil & Gazprom Neft Practise Oil Spill Response in Arctic
Russia >> 3/28/2017 - LUKOIL and Gazprom neft ran joint exercise "Arctic-2017" to simulate oil spill response in ice conditions in Arkhangelsk region. The exercise took place in the Barents Sea, near the Varandey fixed ice...
Guam’s Oil Spill Recovery Capacity Significantly Improved
United States >> 3/20/2017 - Lamor Corporation recently commissioned their vessel-mounted Side Collecting Oil Skimming System LSC 4C for Guam’s Oil Spill Response Operations Company (OSROCO) and T&T Marine Salvage (T&T), making i...
Indonesia Plans to Sue Thailand's PTTEP Over 2009 Oil Spill
Indonesia >> 3/20/2017 - Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009, the country's Coordinating Maritime Affa...
Saudi Oil Pipeline Leak Causes One Death, Three Injuries
Saudi Arabia >> 2/18/2017 - An oil leak in a Saudi Aramco pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia caused one death and three injuries, a Saudi newspaper said. ...
Statoil Awards Contracts for ERRV for NOK 2.7 Billion
Statoil Awards Contracts for ERRV for NOK 2.7 Billion Norway >> 2/13/2017 - Statoil awards Simon Mokster Shipping AS contracts for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV), and Havila Shipping ASA for one ERRV. The contacts have a total value, included options, of N...
KOC Declares State of Emergency over Oil Leak
Kuwait >> 1/23/2017 - Kuwait's national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields. Monday's statement by the Kuwait Oil Co. did not identify the onshore oil field...

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